# Base Ten Blocks for Number Sense

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## 3D model description

####Base Ten Blocks for Number Sense

Base Ten ( or Base-N) Blocks are traditionally used in primary grades for children to develop number sense. These are easy to make in a 3D design environment. At some teachers' request, I am posting a series of base-N blocks (N is a natural number).

The impact of these blocks depends on the way they are used to communicate and model mathematical practices. Of course, after N^3, it is physically impossible to use blocks to show the meaning of a base in a positional value number system.

Among the files are (Base =10, unit = 10mm ^ 3)

1. Unit (10^0=1)
2. Ten (10^1)
3. Hundred (10^2)
4. Thousand (10^3)
5. Multiples of Unit, Ten, Hundred for batch printing.

Have fun!

## 3D printer file information

• 3D design format: STL Folder details Close
• 1000x1.stl
• 100x1.stl
• 100x5.stl
• 10x1.stl
• 10x5.stl
• 1x1.stl
• 1x10.stl

• Publication date: 2018/09/04 at 16:03

## Creator

STEAM educator, learning from and working with K-12 STEAM teachers to explore new ideas of teaching and engagement. I firmly believe ART is at the core of STEM learning or all human learning! I owe my ideas and designs to the hundreds of K-12 children and teachers and university professors I have had the pleasure of working with, in multiple disciplines-- math, science,engineering language arts, social studies, early childhood education and more! All mistakes, of course, are mine! There is no warranty or liability whatsoever implied or explicit behind the designs or ideas. They are all posted for their potential educational values.

When working with children, please strictly observe all safety and health procedures! Please refer to the NSTA safety guides: http://www.nsta.org/safety/.

LGBU Contact: LGBU@SIU.EDU

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