Same & Different: Base Ten Piece Puzzler

Look at the two pictures. What do you notice?

A: Yellow base ten pieces show 3 hundreds, 5 tens, and 3 ones. B: Base ten pieces show 2 red hundreds, 15 green tens, and 3 yellow ones.
  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. Make a third picture with base ten pieces. Explain how your picture is the same as pictures A and B, and how it is different.