### Comparing 3-Digit Numbers: Order from Least to Greatest

Hey there, 3rd graders! 👋 Today, we’re going to learn how to compare three-digit numbers and put them in order from least to greatest. Don’t worry, it’s super easy, and we’ll have fun while learning!

#### Let’s look at these numbers:

- 234
- 567
- 123

Our job is to figure out which one is the smallest and which one is the biggest.

#### Step 1: Look at the Hundreds Place

Each number has three digits. The first digit (on the left) is in the **hundreds place**. This is the most important digit when we compare numbers. Let’s see the hundreds digits:

- 234 has
**2** - 567 has
**5** - 123 has
**1**

Which number has the smallest hundreds digit? It’s **1**, so **123** is the smallest number.

Which number has the biggest hundreds digit? It’s **5**, so **567** is the largest number.

#### Step 2: Put the Numbers in Order

Now that we know **123** is the smallest and **567** is the largest, let’s place them in order from least to greatest:

**123**(smallest)**234****567**(biggest)

#### Final Answer:

The numbers in order from least to greatest are: **123, 234, 567**.