Activity

Grade
5

Same & Different: Base Ten Pieces

Look at the two pictures. What do you notice?

A. shows 3 mats, 4 strips, and 2 units in base ten pieces. The number is 342. Each base ten unit equals blank. B. shows 3 mats, 4 strips, and 2 units in base ten pieces. The number 3.42. Each base ten unit equals blank.
  1. How are pictures A and B mathematically the same, and how are they different?
    • A and B are the same because …
    • A and B are different because …
  2. Use base ten pieces to make a third picture that shows a number. Explain how your picture is the same as pictures A and B, and how it is different.