Thousands of years ago the Romans used a system of numbers that we call Roman numerals. Can you convert between Roman numerals and more familiar numbers? You can earn a trophy for each level if you get at least 10 correct.
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For the first five levels you are required to convert Roman numerals to decimal numbers.
Level 1  Roman numerals between 1 and 12
Level 2  Roman numerals between 6 and 100
Level 3  Roman numerals between 21 and 600
Level 4  Roman numerals between 100 and 1000
Level 5  Roman numerals between 1000 and 3999
For the next five levels you are required to convert decimal numbers to Roman numerals.
Level 6  Decimal numbers between 1 and 12
Level 7  Decimal numbers between 6 and 100
Level 8  Decimal numbers between 21 and 600
Level 9  Decimal numbers between 100 and 1000
Level 10  Decimal numbers between 1000 and 3999
See also the Roman Numerals Lesson Starter which contains an explanation of Roman numerals.
There is also a Roman Numerals Jigsaw with five levels to enjoy.
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I = 1 (I looks like 1)
V = 5 (There is a letter v in fiVe)
X = 10 (The X can be made from two Vs)
L = 50 (Life begins at 50 some say)
C = 100 (A Century is 100 years)
D = 500 (Dream of a £500 lottery win)
M = 1000 (A Millenium is 1000 years)
See also the Roman Numerals Lesson Starter which contains an explanation of Roman numerals.
There is also a Roman Numerals Jigsaw with five levels to enjoy.
National Curriculum Document,
Sunday, September 1, 2013
"Learning Roman numerals is in the National curriculum in England for Key Stage 2.
Year 3: Tell and write the time.... using Roman numerals from I to XII
Year 4: Read Roman numerals to 100 (I to C) and know that, over time, the numeral system changed to include the concept of zero and place value
Year 5: Read Roman numerals to 1000 (M) and recognise years written in Roman numerals.
Roman numerals should be put in their historical context so pupils understand that there have been different ways to write whole numbers and that the important concepts of zero and place value were introduced over a period of time."