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Base Blocks Decimal

This Java applet allows students to practice adding and subtracting whole numbers, decimals, or integers. Students use base blocks in blue to represent positive numbers, and red to represent either negative numbers or subtraction. The applet offers up to three decimal places, 2 to 4 columns, and bases from 2 through 5 and 10. Applet instructions and teaching ideas are available through the links at the top of the page.
Contributed by: Utah State University, Publisher
Math TopicNumber Sense, Decimals, Basic Operations, Number Concepts, Mathematical Processes
Grade Level3, 4, 5, 6+
Resource TypeActivity, Interactive Media

  • Additional Information
    • AudienceLearner
    • LanguageEnglish (USA), Chinese, French, Spanish
    • Education Topic
    • Interdisciplinary Connection
    • Professional DevelopmentNo
    • ContributorUtah State University, Publisher
    • Publication Date2002
    • RightsCopyright (c) 1999-2010 Utah State University
    • AccessAvailable for purchase, Free access
  • Standards
    • Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

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