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Title: Number Pieces, by The Math Learning Center
Summary: Finicky controls limit cool but basic virtual base-ten blocks
Pros: Base-ten blocks are a fantastic learning tool, and this version takes up far less space in your cupboard than the wooden sets.
Cons: Controls don't always work well, equation entry has a character limit, and the visual style isn't terribly engaging.
Bottom Line: Every teacher should have a set of base-ten blocks, and this is a workable but limited substitute when compared to the real deal.
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