Base Ten Blocks gives students hands-on practice with place value! Designed with the input of several expert educators, 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 also have a 'School Edition' of this app and 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
② Representing Numbers - Choose from one of six levels: up to 5, 10, 20, 100, 1000 & 5000. Represent the number provided with blocks.
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.
If you run into any issues, have feature suggestions, or just want to say hello, send us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet @tapfun
DEMO VIDEO of Addition - http://bit.ly/base-ten-blocks
We have updated the app for iOS 12.
Ratings and Reviews
Don't waste your money
I wanted the ability to use the Base 10 blocks to work subtraction with regrouping. There's no undo button if they make a mistake placing blocks. If you use the pencil, I haven't found a way to turn it back off. When you move a ten stick to the ones place, there's no way to break it apart into ones. Number sense is much easier to use and it's free.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.