This PDF includes images of Papa Titioning’s Logs – loose logs, stacks of 10, crates of 1000 and containers of 1000. A story version of the Base 10 / Dienes materials.
Description: Papa Titioning is one of the most popular Number Fun characters. He’s a lumberjack who categorises his logs in units of 10 to mirror our Base 10 system. Check out Papa T’s songs on the Number Fun Portal!
Page 2: Containers of a 1000
Page 3: Crates of 100
Page 4: Big Stacks of 10
Page 5: Loose logs (1s)
Page 6: Papa Titioining
Pages 7 – 9: 1-1000 Place Value Grids (Enlarge to A3)
Print out, laminate and cut to size to create your own Base 10/Dienes story manipulatives.
Top Tip 1: Print on both sides of the paper so the imagery is seen whichever way the paper is turned up.
Top Tip 2: Take a screenshot of the logs to use on your interactive whiteboard.
Ideas for Use:
1: Place Value: Representation of a number.
2: Calculating: Use the representations on a Place Value grid to model calculation stories. Check out Papa Titioning’s calculation song videos on the Number Fun website that utilise this imagery.
3: Regrouping: Children exchange 10 of the smaller unit for one of the next larger unit as a visualisation of regrouping.
4: Story creation: Children use the logs as a picture to accompany their reasoning and creativity.