MAB Blocks

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

     example 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?

     example of  MAB Blocks
    Choices:
    A. 1,506
    B. 1,560
    C. 1,065
    D. 1,605
    Correct Answer: A

Solution:

    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.