**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.

**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.

**Solved Example on MAB Blocks**

Which number is shown by the 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.

**Related Terms for MAB Blocks**

- Arithmetic
- Base 10 Block