Introduce the concept of Roman Numerals with our Roman Numerals Lesson Plan, which equips students to define, identify, and use Roman Numerals. This fun lesson engages students with game play and collaborative learning as they use numeral manipulatives. Generalize understanding as students write important dates using Roman Numerals.
Sample Classroom Procedure / Teacher Instruction
- Display the month, date, and year using Roman Numerals or an important date in history. (For example: January 7, 2020 is I – VII – MMXX) Ask students: What do the letters mean?
- Allow for responses and discussion. Ask students where else they may have seen these types of letters written.
- Allow for responses and discussion. Introduce Roman Numerals.
- Distribute Roman Numerals content pages. Read and review the information with the students. Use the additional resources to enhance understanding.
- Distribute Activity pages to each student. Read and review the instructions for the game. Pair students. Allow sufficient time for cutting apart the numerals and for playing the game. Some students may need extra time to add the numerals together to determine who has a greater total. Encourage students to work together to add the Roman Numerals.
- Distribute Practice page. Check and review the students’ responses.
- Distribute the Homework page. The next day, check and review the students’ responses.
- In closing, as a review, ask students how to write the following using Roman Numerals: (Students will answer aloud.)
• Birth year
• Year America was founded (1776)
• Number of days in current month
• Number of days in the year
• Their home address
• Score of a local sporting event
• Local zip code
Common Core State Standards: CCSS.Math.Content.4.NBT.A.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.4.2, CCSS.Math.Content.5.NBT.A.1, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.5.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.2
Class Sessions (45 minutes): 1 – 2 class sessions.
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