Base Ten Blocks gives students hands-on practice with place value! Designed with the input of several expert educators in the U.S. and Canada, this app provides a range of activities for students at all levels and learning needs. This is ideal for Kindergarten, First Grade, Second Grade and Third Grade. Experience interactive manipulatives in your classroom!
Note that we offer the 50% school discount through the Apple Volume Purchase Program for Education.
The following categories of play are all accessible from the home screen:
① Blank Workspace - Adjust the Block settings and Place Value Chart settings to customize the Workspace. The Workspace is an open canvas. By using the pen tool and the blocks, students can explore problems assigned by the teacher.
② Representing Numbers - Choose from one of six levels: up to 5, 10, 20, 100, 1000 & 5000. Represent the number provided with blocks. After entering the blocks the screen, click on ‘Check Answer’. If the answer is correct it will move to the next question.
③ Determining Value - Choose from one of six levels: up to 5, 10, 20, 100, 1000 & 5000. Determine the value of the blocks and enter the correct answer.
④ Addition (up to 3digit + 3digit) - Solve the problem and take advantage of the blocks and pencil.
⑤ Subtraction (up to 3digit - 3digit) - Solve the problem and take advantage of the blocks and pencil.
By adjusting the following settings the teacher (or parent) can modify the learning experience according to their learning objectives.
① Type of blocks (different colors or uniform color)
② Number of blocks shown (show tens and ones, hundreds, thousands)
③ Equation layout (vertical and horizontal)
④ Number of questions per level (10, 25 or unlimited practice)
⑤ Regrouping on or off (also known as 'carrying' and 'borrowing')
⑥ Place value chart (on or off)
⑦ Reward games (on or off)
If you are interested in evaluating this app in your classroom please register at tapfun.com.
We’d love to hear how you are using the app in the classroom and/or home. Drop us a note: firstname.lastname@example.org
Using the Workspace demo video: http://vimeo.com/94251470
Representing Numbers demo video: http://vimeo.com/94251875
Determine the Value demo video: http://vimeo.com/94256112
Addition demo video: http://vimeo.com/94259293
Subtraction demo video: http://vimeo.com/94260625
More about Base Ten Blocks:
Base ten blocks are a mathematical manipulative used by students to learn basic mathematical concepts including addition, subtraction, number sense, place value and counting. The student can manipulate the digital blocks in different ways to express numbers and patterns. Base ten blocks are popular in elementary school mathematics instruction. They are frequently used in the classroom by teachers to model concepts, as well as by students to reinforce their own understanding of said concepts. Manipulating objects is an important technique used in learning basic mathematic principles, particularly at the early stages of cognitive development.
More about Regrouping:
Regrouping is the borrowing of a value from one column of numbers to another to aid a mathematical operation. If one is subtracting, it’s necessary to regroup when the number at the top of a column is smaller than the one below it. When subtracting numbers with more than one digit, write down the larger number first, followed by the smaller number directly below it. For instance, write 15 below when subtracting it from 32. Since 2 is smaller than 5, by regrouping, two becomes 12 when a 10 is borrowed from three on the column to the left. Likewise, 3 loses 1 to become 2. Subtracting 5 from 12 above it on the right column and 1 from 2 on the left column gives 17 as the answer to 32 - 15.
This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.
We have updated this app for iOS 11. Thank you for your support!
Ratings and Reviews
I love this app but it doesn’t work with iOS 11
Please update this app so it works with iOS 11. My child loves this app and I bought it and now it doesn’t run.
Not worth it
This app does not do anything with the blocks. The student has to totally understand this concept to use it. Not helpful.
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- Tapfun Inc.
- 32 MB
- Requires iPadOS 8.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- 4+, Made for Ages 6–8
- © 2014 Tapfun Inc.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.