# Relate Place Value (base 10 block) addition to standard algorithm addition - Lesson for Grade 1, Chapter - Addition and Subtraction - less than 20

In this lesson titled "Relate Place Value (base 10 block) addition to standard algorithm addition," Grade 1 students will delve into the foundational concepts of addition and subtraction within the numerical range of 20, under the unit "Foundations in Operations Within 100." Through engaging activities such as "Adding with Base Ten Blocks Worksheet," "Representing Addition with Base 10 Blocks Worksheet," "Addition Equations With Base 10 Blocks Worksheet," and "Find Sums and Match Equations Using Base Ten Blocks," students will explore the tangible method of using base ten blocks to understand and perform addition.

By learning to visually represent and solve addition problems with base ten blocks, students will grasp the crucial concept of place value, which is fundamental in mathematics. This tactile approach makes abstract numerical concepts concrete, facilitating a deeper understanding of how numbers work together in addition. Moreover, this lesson serves as a bridge to the more abstract standard algorithm of addition, preparing students for future mathematical concepts. Understanding place value and its application in addition is essential not only for mathematics but for real-life problem-solving and critical thinking skills. This foundational knowledge lays the groundwork for future success in mathematics and beyond.

Estimated classroom time: 13 min
Chapter: Addition and Subtraction - less than 20
Unit: Foundations in Operations Within 100
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1st
3:00 min
Adding with Base Ten Blocks Worksheet
worksheet
2nd
3:00 min
Representing Addition with Base 10 Blocks Worksheet
worksheet
3rd
3:00 min
Addition Equations With Base 10 Blocks Worksheet
worksheet
4th
4:00 min
Find Sums and Match Equations Using Base Ten Blocks
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• ### Activity 1 / Adding with Base Ten Blocks Worksheet

Work on your child’s math skills with them by using this fun worksheet to learn! Add the blocks together to solve the problems and circle the correct total. In this printable sheet, colorful boxes are provided together with their figures in numbers. Your child is expected to carefully count these boxes and come up with the correct total. Then, circle the correct answer among the options provided.

• ### Activity 2 / Representing Addition with Base 10 Blocks Worksheet

Here, there is a bit of word play that goes along with the mathematical equations. Look at the addition problems drawn on the worksheet, how will you and your young one solve this? You will have to help your youngster count the blocks and then select which of the number sentences under the blocks correctly represents the blocks equation. Circle the correct answer.

• ### Activity 3 / Addition Equations With Base 10 Blocks Worksheet

Adding in base 10 might be slightly difficult for your students as they are still getting a grasp on mathematics. If your find that your pupils are still struggling badly with adding equations in base 10, you would be glad to discover this worksheet to help guide their path. Help them draw a line to connect the base 10 blocks to the equation that they correctly represent in this colourful tracing sheet.