Telling the Time: Roman Numerals 1 to 12

In this worksheet, students must convert between Roman Numerals and normal numbers up to 12.

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Measurement

Curriculum subtopic:   Tell the Time (analogue, 12-hour clocks, 24-hour clocks)

Difficulty level:

QUESTION 1 of 10

The numbers that we use today are not the same as the ones the Romans used.

Roman Numerals were used all over the Roman Empire.

In England, they are still used occasionally, for example, on film credits and clock faces.

Notice that you have to turn your head to read the Roman Numerals on this clock face.

Remember that the Romans didn't have a symbol for the number 0.

You should know the following:

 1 I 2 II 3 III 4 IV I before V is 1 less than 5 5 V 6 VI I after V is 1 more than 5 7 VII II after V is 2 more than 5 8 VIII III after V is 3 more than 5 9 IX I before X is 1 less than 10 10 X 11 XI I after X is 1 more than 10 12 XII II after X is 2 more than 10

For what number does this Roman Numeral stand?

X

What is the Roman Numeral for... ?

3

For what number does this Roman Numeral stand?

VI

What is the Roman Numeral for... ?

4

For what number does this Roman Numeral stand?

IX

What is the Roman Numeral for... ?

12

Match the Roman Numerals to the numbers.

Column B

3
II
8
XII
2
VIII
12
III

Match the Roman Numerals to the numbers.

Column B

9
IV
4
VI
11
XI
6
IX

Match the numbers to the Roman Numerals.

Column B

I
7
VII
1
II
11
XI
2

Match the numbers to the Roman Numerals.

Column B

V
5
X
9
IX
10
XII
12
• Question 1

For what number does this Roman Numeral stand?

X

CORRECT ANSWER
10
EDDIE SAYS
X is ten.
• Question 2

What is the Roman Numeral for... ?

3

CORRECT ANSWER
III
EDDIE SAYS
III is three.
• Question 3

For what number does this Roman Numeral stand?

VI

CORRECT ANSWER
6
EDDIE SAYS
VI is one more than five.
• Question 4

What is the Roman Numeral for... ?

4

CORRECT ANSWER
IV
EDDIE SAYS
IV is one less than five.
• Question 5

For what number does this Roman Numeral stand?

IX

CORRECT ANSWER
9
EDDIE SAYS
IX is one less than ten.
• Question 6

What is the Roman Numeral for... ?

12

CORRECT ANSWER
XII
EDDIE SAYS
XII is two more than ten.
• Question 7

Match the Roman Numerals to the numbers.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column B

3
III
8
VIII
2
II
12
XII
EDDIE SAYS
Remember 8 is 5 + 3 and 12 is 10 + 2.
• Question 8

Match the Roman Numerals to the numbers.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column B

9
IX
4
IV
11
XI
6
VI
EDDIE SAYS
Remember I before means one less, and I after means one more.
• Question 9

Match the numbers to the Roman Numerals.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column B

I
1
VII
7
II
2
XI
11
EDDIE SAYS
XI is one more than ten and VII is two more than five.
• Question 10

Match the numbers to the Roman Numerals.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column B

V
5
X
10
IX
9
XII
12
EDDIE SAYS
IX is one less than ten and XII is two more than ten.
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