The number symbols we use every day are called Hindu-Arabic numerals as they originated in India. Roman numerals consist of notation of numerals used by the Romans in historic times.
Roman numerals consist of combinations of alphabets for particular digits.
Roman numbers like I (1), V (5), X(10), L (50), C (100) act as base for writing other numbers as other numbers are written by the combination of these roman numerals.
For example : II (2), III (3), IV (4), VIII (8), IX (9), XII (12), XVIII (18), XL (40), LX (60), XCIX (99), etc.
Let’s begin by discovering some ways to teach roman numerals to our young learners in a fun and interesting ways :
Teaching roman numerals with kid-friendly, clear, and easy-to-understand posters from Uncle Math School by Fun2Do Labs :
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Teaching roman numerals through stories from Uncle Math School by Fun2Do Labs :
Teaching roman numerals through activities :
Board game :
- Take a chart paper and make a board game carrying Roman Numerals I to XX.
- You can paste the Roman Numerals I to VI on dice.
- Roll the dice over, and choose numbers as shown by it.
Matchsticks Fun :
- Take 6 matchsticks.
- Take these matchsticks and arrange them in the form of Roman numerals one by one.
- For example, take three matchsticks. Place one of these first to introduce the roman numeral ‘I’.
- Likewise, you can ask the child to place the matchsticks next to the previous one to familiarize them with roman numerals.
Help your kids practise roman numerals with interesting and fun worksheets and solutions from Uncle Math by Fun2Do Labs.