This 32-slide Powerpoint presentation is an excellent way to introduce place value. Using illustrations of units, longs, flats, and cubes to give students a visual of ones, tens, hundreds, ten thousands, and hundred thousands, each slide uses motion to grab the students' attention as well as to show how place value charts can be used to convert from pictures to numbers. The students are led from converting pictures to numbers in a chart to understanding the periods of Ones, Thousands, Ten Thousands, and Hundred Thousands. Students move from understanding the periods to reading whole numbers up to the Hundred Thousands. Excellent Introduction as well as a review for the whole class or for individual student tutorials. Some of the slides could be printed for use as anchor charts that give pictorial representation of place value. This product is a result of some fancy footwork in Powerpoint animations, not just a regular slide show.