MAB Blocks
Definition of MAB Blocks
MAB blocks are the blocks that show base 10 number values.
More About MAB Blocks
 MAB stands for Multibase Arithmetic Blocks.
Examples of MAB Blocks

There are 1000 blocks in the given figure. The front block is a 10 � 10 block and the value is 100. As there are 10 such types of blocks, the value is 1000.
Video Examples: Using Base 10 Blocks to Model Long Division
Solved Example onMAB Blocks
Ques: Which number is shown by the blocks?
Choices:
A. 1,506B. 1,560
C. 1,065
D. 1,605
Correct Answer: A
Solution:

Step 1: In the given placevalue blocks, there are 10 hundreds i.e.1 thousand = 1,000; 5 hundreds = 500; and 6 ones = 6.
Step 2: So the number shown by the blocks is 1,000 + 500 + 6 = 1,506.
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