Roman Numeral Math

 Subjects Educational Technology Mathematics Arithmetic Social Studies World History Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Advanced

Brief Description

Students solve simple math problems using Roman numerals.

Objectives

Students will
• solve simple math problems using Roman numerals.
• create charts of Roman numerals and their Arabic equivalents.
• use an online Roman numeral converter. (optional)

Keywords

math, mathematics, Roman, numerals

Materials Needed

Lesson Plan

Introduce students to Roman numerals. The following resources can be helpful:

After students have developed an understanding of Roman numerals, introduce the Doing Math the Roman Way student work sheet. Distribute a copy of this reproducible sheet to each student.

Extension activities:

• Have some fun with Roman numerals using the online Roman Numeral Converter. If a classroom computer can be hooked up to a projector, you might use this tool to create a fun, whole-class interactive quiz game.
• Make a list of places where you have found Roman numerals used.
• Create a chart of Roman numerals and their Arabic equivalents. For example, I = 1. Students could create their own charts.

Assessment

Students correctly solve at least eight of the ten Roman numeral math problems on this lesson's student work sheet.

1. XXI (21), 2. II (2), 3. XII (12), 4. XXXV (35), 5. VI (6), 6. C (100), 7. XXXI (31),
8.
CLXXXII (182), 9. LX (60), 10. CDLXXXIV (484).

Lesson Plan Source

Education World

Submitted By

Gary Hopkins

National Standards

MATHEMATICS: Number and Operations

NM-NUM.3-5.1 Understand Numbers, Ways of Representing Numbers, Relationships Among Numbers, and Number Systems
NM-NUM.3-5.2 Understand Meanings of Operations and How They Relate to One Another
NM-NUM.3-5.3 Compute Fluently and Make Reasonable Estimates

NM-NUM.6-8.1 Understand Numbers, Ways of Representing Numbers, Relationships Among Numbers, and Number Systems
NM-NUM.6-8.2 Understand Meanings of Operations and How They Relate to One Another
NM-NUM.6-8.3 Compute Fluently and Make Reasonable Estimates

NM-NUM.9-12.1 Understand Numbers, Ways of Representing Numbers, Relationships Among Numbers, and Number Systems
NM-NUM.9-12.2 Understand Meanings of Operations and How They Relate to One Another
NM-NUM.9-12.3 Compute Fluently and Make Reasonable Estimates
MATHEMATICS: Connections
NM-CONN.PK-12.1 Recognize and Use Connections Among Mathematical Ideas
NM-CONN.PK-12.3 Recognize and Apply Mathematics in Contexts Outside of Mathematics
SOCIAL SCIENCES: World History