Roman Numerals – Teaching Resources, Worksheets, Lapbook and more!

The numeric system represented by Roman numerals originated in ancient Rome and remained the usual way of writing numbers throughout Europe well into the late Middle Ages. Numbers in this system are represented by combinations of letters from the Latin alphabet. The numbers 1 to 10 are usually expressed in Roman numerals as follows:


The use of Roman numerals continued long after the decline of the Roman Empire. From the 14th century on, Roman numerals began to be replaced in most contexts by the more convenient Arabic numerals (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6…); however, this process was gradual, and the use of Roman numerals persists in some minor applications to this day.

To make Roman numerals, we use seven letters from the alphabet. The letters, which are always capitalized, are I, V, X, L, C, D, and M.

xz 185 a(Download this poster – FREE)

Where are Roman numerals used today?
We can find Roman Numbers and Roman Numerals surrounding us in everyday life. The fact is, they are not really old or outdated, we just favor the easier Arabic numerals or the decimal system (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, etc).

We still use Roman Numerals or Roman Numbers for names of monarch, as symbols in math and chemistry, in movie titles and credits, as part of papers like in thesis and book writing, in clock faces, in sundials, in buildings and monuments.

Teaching Resources has several teaching resources for teachers and students. These include flash cards, a unit with several worksheets and a puzzle and a Lapbooking unit for a fun, hands-on Math project. These resources are primarily for 3rd-5th grades.

xz 183 hSee these resources!

CHSH-Teach also has a video available to watch on site which explains reading and writing Roman numerals.

Go to Roman Numeral Teaching Resources page

About CHSH & Creations by L Ackert

Creations by LAckert / CHSH-Teach was founded by Lynda Ackert, a veteran educator of 20+ years. Finding quality teaching materials can be expensive and that’s why Lynda started the CHSH-Teach DOWNLOAD CLUB. The Download Club offers over 50,000 downloadable pages of educational material and subscribing members have access all downloads. Annual & Lifetime subscriptions are available. Learn more @
This entry was posted in 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Lapbooking, Math, Roman Numerals, Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s