Step 2: Roman Numerals Year 5 Place Value Learning Video Clip
Buzz and Reena are astronauts travelling to Mars. They need to use their knowledge of Roman numerals to 1,000 to help solve problems on their journey.
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Discussion points for teachers
- Help Buzz and Reena match each astronaut with the correct rocket. Discuss the different Roman Numerals and why the rockets have up to 4 Roman numerals, but their corresponding numbers only have 3 digits.
- Help Buzz and Reena work out the number on the flag. What could it mean? Discuss what the numerals could signify (for example, the date) and how the seven Roman numerals make a 4-digit number.
- Which Roman numerals should they put on their flag? Discuss how to create Roman numerals to represent this year.
- Help him to work out the answers, so he doesn’t get in trouble at school tomorrow! Discuss the different strategies Buzz and Reena could use to complete the calculations (for example, can they use column addition and subtraction?)
Optional discussion points:
What Roman numerals do you know?
National Curriculum Objectives
Mathematics Year 5: (5N3b) Read Roman numerals to 1,000 (M) and recognise years written in Roman numerals
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