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Base Ten Dienes Blocks Group Set

by Invicta
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  • 100 cube units
  • 50 green rods (tens)
  • 30 blue flats (hundreds)
  • 4 red blocks (thousands)
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BrandInvicta
Item Weight2.3 Kg
Product Dimensions30 x 15 x 20 cm
Manufacturer Part Number163559
  
Additional Information
ASINB002W6TFO2
Best Sellers Rank 42,041 in Office Products (See top 100)
Shipping Weight3 Kg
Date First Available9 Nov 2009
  
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The Base Ten Dienes Group Set will bring to life for the relationships between units, tens, hundreds and thousands. Base ten dienes blocks are an excellent physical representation of means of calculation, and can help children visualise numbers when learning basic addition and subtraction. Each dienes block is marked in centimetre squares to highlight how each unit relates to the whole. The set contains 100 yellow cube units, 50 green rods (tens) 30 blue flats (hundreds) and 4 red blocks (thousands).

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4.0 out of 5 stars Maths the old way. 14 Feb 2012
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Whether you are reinforcing basic principles from school or homeschooling, these are a worthwhile investment both for understanding base ten and volume. However they are not the be all and end all; I though it was definitely worth buying the large box so that you get enough 100's and 1000's to be interesting, but note that it comes in 1-10-100-1000 pieces, so for basic maths it does not cover everything. You can however get a nice set of Cuisenaire rods from Amazon that complements the base 10 set very well, as well as fraction and decimal cubes. It is also worth looking at the Montessori web sites for other ideas.
As for this set, it looks a bit cheap and cheerful, but is entirely adequate.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Jacqueline 21 Jun 2013
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Excellent apparatus. Use it extensively as a Maths tutor both with primary and secondary age children who are struggling with basic addition, subtraction. multiplication and division. The children really enjoy using it as they can see why they 'carry' or 'borrow' a ten or hundred etc. Highly recommend it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Lessons in Life 19 Mar 2013
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These were procured for my two little home educated relatives (aged eight and four). They might be made of plastic but they are very well-made. The markings on them are very clear and they seem to be virtually unbreakable. On the downside, that does mean that if you tread on one of those units in your bare feet, folk are going to be able to hear your screams three streets away.

I managed to find a couple of rather novel ways to get the children interested in these blocks. Firstly, I took a few of the 'hundreds' - and a black marker pen - and I converted each one into a visual representation of the times tables all the way up to the 10x table. My little eight year old friend found them enormously helpful in trying to learn those blessed things, far more interesting (she said) than just trying to learn them from a book.

I also managed to use these blocks to give the girls a nice little visual explanation of what it really means to be a 'grown-up' - in other words, a proportion of these blocks represented my salary for the month and we took a little look at precisely who comes along to steal it from me. It was quite an eye-opener let me tell you. The red ones, they belong to either the governement (for the privilege of being allowed to earn it in the first place) or to the bank (for the privilege of being allowed to live in a shoebox I've paid way over the odds for). Exciting news for me, I don't even live in that house - my ex-wife has that rather dubious pleasure. Me? I'm handing over most of those blue blocks to a landlord who makes Rigsby look like Mother Teresa. Any left over will go the way of the utility companies. Then we've got the green ones. They just about cover those annoying little luxuries, like food and clothes. Ah, and then it's time for the yellow ones.
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3.0 out of 5 stars OK but not as good as the old wooden ones. 30 Nov 2012
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OK but not as good as the old wooden ones. I do not wish to write any more thank you! Happy christmas and a good New Year!
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