What is the Base Ten System?


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The base we use has how many different digits?

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1. If we already have nine pennies in the ones column and we want to add one more penny, what do we need to do next?

2. In base ten, what can we trade ten dimes for?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet includes questions on the components and functions of the base ten system. You'll be tested on your knowledge of these core aspects and your ability to effectively navigate and work within the system.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The questions in this quiz/worksheet focus on:

  • How many different digits the base has
  • What you would need to do next if you had nine pennies in the ones column and wanted to add another penny
  • What ten dimes can be swapped for in base ten
  • The equivalent of ten ones in base ten
  • Identifying digits
  • Numbers you can't have in the one's column

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how many different digits the base has as well as what ten dimes can be traded for in base ten
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you've drawn important information from the lesson on the process of adding in base ten
  • Making connections - use your understanding to match ten ones with its identical figure in base ten
  • Distinguishing differences - make sure you can differentiate between numbers that can and can't be used in the one's column

Additional Learning

To study the base ten system in more depth, you can check out the corresponding lesson titled What is the Base Ten System? This lesson is composed of the following objectives:

  • Describe base ten
  • Familiarize yourself with the base ten chart
  • Examine the role of tens within the system