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Spring Base Ten Blocks Math Activity for 1-10

Your budding 1st grade students are going to LOVE working on these FREE adorable, spring-themed, Base Ten math activities by manipulating virtual base ten blocks on the Google Slides or Seesaw number mats.

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What is Base Ten?

The technical definition (ok, stay with me) for ‘base ten’ is another name for the decimal number system. Understand? Or is that clear as mud? Well then, let me simplify it…base ten is all about representing place value.

Kindergarten Base Ten Blocks Math

Your kindergartener students have been working on solidifying their number sense by using ten frames, and composing and decomposing numbers. Now they are ready to start using those foundational skills they’ve learned with these fun and colorful base ten blocks math activities.

picture of iPad showing base ten blocks and the number 1

Base 10 Blocks

It would be beneficial to allow children to work with an actual, physical set of base ten blocks before (or in conjunction with) the activities in this packet.

Moreover, make sure your students know the correct math terminology for the blocks to represent base 10 and can verbally use the vocabulary to describe the expanded form of the number.

Unit: Represents One (the small yellow cube) and is displayed in the Ones Place Value Column on the Number Mat Slide.

Rod: Represents 10 (the long narrow set of 10 blue blocks) and is displayed in the Tens Place Value Column on the Number Mat Slide.

Expanded Form: Showing the value of each number. Example: the expanded form of 10 is 10 + 0 (10 in the tens place and 0 in the ones place)

Free digital base ten blocks math manipulatives for building numbers 1-10

Numbers 1-10 Activities

This is the first FREE Spring packet in a series of three math activities using base ten blocks that are available to download for Google Slides or Seesaw.

After downloading the file, you’ll make a copy for each kindergarten grade level child to use.

One stationary rod and one unit base ten block are provided on each number mat slide for students to use. On every slide activity students will click and drag the correct number of base ten blocks to the tens or ones place value column to visually represent the number (1-10) featured on the mat.

This introductory packet focuses only on numbers 1-10, allowing your learner ample opportunities to practice clicking and dragging base ten blocks to just one of the place value columns. The visual representation of the units for the single digit numbers in the ones column will help kindergarteners start to understand the basics of place values.

Free Digital Base Ten manipulatives numbers 1-10

Printable Worksheets

Print the Spring Base Ten Blocks Math Activity for 1-10 and extend the learning!

Use a base ten rod and ten units for children to physically move to the correct place value column. If you don’t have any base ten blocks, you could substitute them with unifix cubes or legos.

Another activity perfect for individual students or for a small group math center activity is to use the printed worksheets as task cards. Slide the worksheets into a sleeve protector and have children use dry-erase markers to draw base ten blocks to represent the number on the mat.

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Additional FREE Packets Available!

Once your kindergarten students have practiced and understand the Base Ten numbers 1-10 math activities and are able to correctly move the base ten blocks to the appropriate columns, they are ready for you to download the next spring math packet…for FREE!

The Spring Base Ten Blocks Math Activity for 11-20 Packet increases the difficulty for rising first graders by featuring 2-digit numbers. After they master numbers 11-20, they’re ready for the next challenge: The Spring Base Ten Blocks Math Activity Miscellaneous Numbers Up to 100! Both additional packets are FREE and available to download for Goggle Slides or Seesaw.

Free digital base ten activity for kindergarten
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3 Comments

  1. Good afternoon
    Thank you for the activities these are so appreciated and helps ease my mind.
    I wanted to know if the free digital activities I can share with my students and how can I share it with my students. Or is it just for me to use.
    S Hurston

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