Definition of MAB Blocks
MAB blocks are the blocks that show base 10 number values.
More About MAB Blocks
- MAB stands for Multi-base 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 on MAB Blocks
Ques: Which number is shown by the blocks?
Correct Answer: A
Step 1: In the given place-value 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.