Some places that you might see Roman Numerals are on clocks, watches, and older historic buildings.
In ancient Rome, some of our letters were used to represent numbers.
With just the letters l, V, and X, students can write numbers 1 - 48.
The kids might like to practice writing the numbers with colored pencils, crayons, or markers. They could also use manipulatives. Toothpicks and Gummi Worms work well. Popsicle sticks and Twizzlers (candy) could also be used.
Reading and Writing Roman Numerals
When the letters are the same in a series add their value.
(No letter repeats more than 3 times.)
When a letter to the Right of a letter is of GREATER value, add the values of the letters.
When a letter is to the Left of a letter of GREATER value, subtract the values of the letters.
|1, 2, 3|
|1, 2, 3, 4, 5|
|6, 7, 8, 9, 10|
The kids might also enjoy making their own paper plate Roman Numeral clocks.
Have fun with math.