Why do some clocks have letters on instead of numbers? How are we meant to read those?! Well, that’s what we’ll be finding out here. The aim is to help your child understand this maths concept that they’ll need to know for their SATs exams (and in general, their maths classes going all the way to GCSE and beyond).
Believe it or not the following letters also have a numerical meaning: I, V, X, L, C, D, M. Not only that, but when we combine them in different orders, we can make all the numbers we could possibly want. We’re going to learn how to use these letters. By the end, we will know how to read Roman numerals and also how to write them.
I work with children aged 6-10, in a Montessori school. Previously I have been both a leader within Girl Guiding, and a Session's Overseer at Butterflies Haven (a charity helping families with children on the autism spectrum).