Students will enjoy this fun, animated story about a unit block who wants to be a ten rod. They will understand that the three digits of a three-digit number represent amounts of hundreds, tens, and ones. They will also use a basic understanding of place value to identify three-digit numerals. Students will be chanting the "Placeville Rules": Stay in your place. Count with your crew. Always respect the number nine rule. * This PowerPoint advances on its own like an 8 minute movie. Another version, Base Ten Block Fun: Placeville (Teacher Advanced), is available that will allow the teacher to click to advance the slides.