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How to Write Roman Numerals
I = 1
V = 5
X = 10
L = 50
C = 100
D = 500
M = 1000
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How to Read & Write Roman Numerals – The Additive Property
The Additive Property – This rather ‘techo’ term simply means to ADD the value of each symbol to arrive at the final number .
e.g. LXXXIII = 50 + 10 + 10 +10 + 1 + 1 + 1 = 83
Roman Numeral Rules:
– When writing roman numerals NEVER use more than 3 of any symbol.
– When smaller numerals are on the right hand side of bigger ones ADD them to the larger.
– Putting a numeral of lesser value before a numeral of greater value decreases the second numeral by the amount of the first. Thus IV equals four because V (five) is decreased by I (one).
– Putting a numeral of lesser value after a numeral of greater value increases the first numeral by the amount of the second. Thus VI equals six because V (five) is increased by I (one).
Students will learn both and of as they create a lasting project. Students are given (a brief history) of this numerical system as well as an and (counted – will require students to ‘identify’ given numbers – i.e. CDLX). Students will also learn how roman numerals are used now in every day life.
- – Explanation and instructions for creating a lapbook
- – Informational text
- – Map of Ancient Roman Empire
- – Lapbooking templates
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Check out these…
- Roman Numerals Unit | Flash Cards, Worksheets, Crossword Puzzle
- Roman Numerals 1 to 99 | Plus Thanksgiving Mazes
- Roman Numerals 1 to 1600 | Plus Thanksgiving Mazes
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