Roman Numerals

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

Download free printable teaching resources from Uncle Math School by Fun2Do Labs for a better understanding of roman numerals.


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.

Worksheet 071 : Match The Roman Numbers
Solution 071 : Match The Roman Numbers
Worksheet 072 : Write Roman Numbers
Solution 072 : Write Roman Numbers
Worksheet 073 : Decode Roman Numerals
Solution 073 : Decode Roman Numerals
Worksheet 074 : Compare Roman Numerals
Solution 074 : Compare Roman Numerals
Worksheet 075 : Operations On Roman Numerals
Solution 075 : Operations On Roman Numerals