Inside Track K-6 Resources

Inside Track: Roman Numerals

Teaching Video:

Roman numerals used to be a common topic in primary/elementary mathematics curriculum. It appears that today that is no longer the case. That’s a shame, because they are a lot of fun, and students can really learn important concepts about our numeration system by studying another system.

In case we think of Roman numerals as being irrelevant in today’s classroom, here are some places they are still found:

  • Old buildings, especially government buildings and churches
  • Old clocks (and some new ones too)
  • Page numbering, especially in a foreword or preface
  • Microsoft Word allows numbering of pages and lists in Roman numerals
  • Hollywood movies still use Roman numerals to show the date of production, at the end of the credits.

Roman Numerals

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