"What's three million in Roman numerals?"
That's just one of the many questions about Roman numerals that I have been asked over the past few weeks. J is Roman numerals obsessed! Thankfully, I've been able to come up with some great little math activities for him to further explore his interest. The latest is this fine motor math tray that is great for Roman numerals recognition and counting practice.
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For this elementary math tray, you will need:
- Roman numerals flashcards - Try making your own with this washi tape Roman numerals craft.
- Wooden clothespins - Paperclips would work great too!
The main goal of this math tray is to count the correct number of clothespins and clip them onto the flashcard. This activity focuses on recognizing Roman numerals, fine motor skills, and counting.
Five year old J was a pro. After all, he did teach himself Roman numerals this summer. Yet, getting a good picture of him showing off his work was a challenge! J also helped three year old K clip and count as well. K is already mastering a few of the Roman numerals himself (how can he not when he's exposed to J's constant math questions??). This activity was a great way for them to work cooperatively as J was teaching K the Roman numerals that he didn't recognize.
This math tray would also make an excellent busy bag for kids! Just toss all the materials into a zipper seal bag and it's good to go!
Here are some other fun ways to learn Roman numerals: