Representing Addition with Base Ten Blocks

There are many strategies teachers use to help young learners master addition. Using base ten blocks is one of them! This video is a great teaching tool for teachers that explains how to use base ten blocks to represent numbers when adding.

In the video, the teacher explains that base ten is simply a way to organize numbers. For this exercise, the teacher shows that one cube, or one unit, is equal to one. Ten cubes connected into one column represents the number 10.

When the teacher explains the worksheet, students will count the blocks to find the total and choose the correct addition equation that is represented by the blocks. The teacher uses the “counting on” method to find the total.

Use base ten blocks as a tool to teach counting, addition, subtraction, and even place value. Students using base ten blocks develop a deeper understanding of these math concepts. Save this video for use in the math classroom!

Try Kids Academy for FREE

Gift card Enter coupon code

Note: You will not be billed until your free trial has ended and can cancel at any time. No strings attached.

Daughter's favorite
Still a top favorite for our 7 year old. She loves earning her stars as she learns to trace letters and numbers. Coloring and the sounds are engaging and are on target for her age group and being Pre K.
Great for kids
Our 7 years old daughter loves reading activities and every off-line game Kids Academy offers. This is a very good app, I highly recommend it!
Such a great app!
This was a really fun way to get my kids to practice their math. I usually struggle to get them into it and Kids Academy makes it easy.
Fernanndas Stoun
Great app
Wow! This app is really great. For the first time my kids actually enjoy learning math and reading. The games on Kids Academy are educational and really fun.
So engaging
We love how we can focus on math with this app. It is engaging and we love how we are able to adjust and tailor the levels according to our son’s knowledge and skill levels!
Momma Anna
Great app!
This app is wonderful for my 7 years old son! :) It focuses on basic reading, writing, and math skills. The reward system is great and consistent!