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Roman numerals to 1,000 (M)

  • Year group: Year 5
  • Term: Autumn
  • Topic: Roman numerals
  • Duration: 0.5 weeks
  • Keystage: KS2
  • Age Range: 9 to 10 yrs
  • Unit can be taught out of sequence: Y
  • Week Range: 3b

In this chapter, pupils read Roman numerals to 1,000 (I to M).

Pupils extend their reading of Roman numerals up to 1,000 (M) from 100 (C). As in the previous chapter, they encounter Roman numerals in their original historical context and start to identify and recognise specific years.

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Resources for this topic

White Rose Maths

Roman numerals

Direct link to our Y5 scheme.
By WRMaths

Roman numerals

Problem solving with roman numerals.
By WRMaths

Mathematics Mastery

Roman numerals to 1000 (M)

Mathematical discussion is a key element of the Mathematics Mastery programme.

Talk Tasks are a brilliant way of enabling pupils to develop their mathematical language, thinking, understanding and confidence.

This activity explores the concept of Roman numerals to 1000 (M).

• Talk tasks are best completed in mixed attainment pairs, with pupils taking turns to listen and construct arguments
• Emphasis is on discussion rather than the solution, encouraging pupils to use key language and talk in full sentences
• Ask pupils to prove their answers in a variety of ways, using the CPA approach to support mathematical understanding and number sense

Like what you see? Mathematics Mastery is a professional development programme for teachers with a mission to transform mathematics education in the UK.

This task is just a taster of the complete classroom resources we offer. We also provide in-depth development training, online CPD, specialist support and assessment tools.

We believe all elements of our programme are vital in creating lasting change – enabling every child to enjoy and succeed in mathematics.

Want to find out more? Check out our free resources and blogs or join an information session.
By Mathematics Mastery

Roman numerals to 1000 (M)

Mathematical discussion is a key element of the Mathematics Mastery programme.

Talk Tasks are a brilliant way of enabling pupils to develop their mathematical language, thinking, understanding and confidence.

This activity explores the concept of Roman numerals to 1000

• Talk tasks are best completed in mixed attainment pairs, with pupils taking turns to listen and construct arguments
• Emphasis is on discussion rather than the solution, encouraging pupils to use key language and talk in full sentences
• Ask pupils to prove their answers in a variety of ways, using the CPA approach to support mathematical understanding and number sense

Like what you see? Mathematics Mastery is a professional development programme for teachers with a mission to transform mathematics education in the UK.

This task is just a taster of the complete classroom resources we offer. We also provide in-depth development training, online CPD, specialist support and assessment tools.

We believe all elements of our programme are vital in creating lasting change – enabling every child to enjoy and succeed in mathematics.

Want to find out more? Check out our free resources and blogs or join an information session.
By Mathematics Mastery

Resources shared by teachers

Year 4 Roman numerals

One lesson used to meet the roman numeral new curriculum target.

The lesson is differentiated 5 ways. I have included the powerpoint I used. This lesson looks complicated however all my chn accessed the learning from my EAL to my GT.
By gemmajoanwaite

Roman Numerals

A worksheet introducing Roman Numerals.

Other topics covered: Number

By eam_larkin

Roman Numbers made easy

I put together this simple Ms-Powerpoint presentation to explain Roman Numbers to year/grade 3/4 kids. My daughter loves it and is now empowered to compute any Roman number to its decimal value or vice versa. There is no need to memorise charts of Roman numbers. Simply make kids understand the logic (or bottomline - as I tell it to my daughter!) and it will all be easy. I think this is quite enough for the level that grade 3/4 kids need to know. They can do more thorough research on Roman numerals, as they grow up of course!
By bgodha