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The Base 10 Abacus was launched at Startup Weekend EDU Los Angeles, a gathering of educational innovators who came together to share ideas and launch startups. We are developing solutions that teach the keys to learning math, beginning with Base 10 concepts.

The newly-enacted Common Core State Standards emphasize Base 10 concepts in the mathematics curriculum from Kindergarten through the 5th grade.

An early and solid understanding of Base 10 concepts can lead to mathematical success in later years. Without a solid understanding of Base 10 concepts, students quickly fall behind.

In reviewing the Common Core State Standards for Math (CCSS Math) one finds that Base 10 is featured at every grade level K thru 5.