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Roman Numerals: I to M

In this worksheet, students must convert normal numbers to Roman Numerals up to 1000s.

'Roman Numerals: I to M' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Number: Number and Place Value

Curriculum subtopic:   Read Roman Numerals to M (1000)

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

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.

 

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

The Romans used these symbols:

I = 1
V = 5
X = 10
L = 50
C = 100
D = 500
M = 1000

 

All other numbers can be built using these symbols by adding or subtracting.

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

 

 

We build bigger numbers by adding 10s or Xs in Roman Numerals.

 

20 XX = X + X = 20
21 XXI = XX + I = 20 + 1
   
30 XXX = X + X + X = 30
37 XXXVII = XXX + VII = 30 + 7
   
40 XL = X before L is 10 less than 50 or 50 - 10 = 40
48 XLVIII = XL + VIII = 40 + 8 = 48
49 XLIX = XL + IX = 40 + 9 = 49
   
50 L
54 LIV = L + IV = 50 + 4 = 54
   
60 LX = X after L is 10 more than 50 or 50 + 10 = 60
67 LXVII = LX + VII = 60 + 7 = 67
   
70 LXX = L + XX = 50 + 20 = 70
   
80 LXXX = L + XXX = 50 + 30 = 80
84 LXXIV = L + XXXIV = 50 + 34 = 84
   
90 XC = X before C is 10 less than 100 or 100 - 10 = 90
96 XCVI = XC + VI = 90 + 6 = 96

 

We build even bigger numbers by adding 100s, 500s or 1000s or Cs, Ds and Ms in Roman Numerals.

 

200 CC = C + C = 100
311 CCCXI = C + C + C + X + I = 300 + 10 + 1
   
400 CD = C before D is 100 less than 500 or 500 - 100 = 400
444 CDXLIV = CD + XL + IV = 400 + 40 + 4 = 444
   
500 D = 500
800 DCCC = D + C + C + C = 500 + 300 = 800
900 CM = C before M is 100 less than 1000 or 1000 - 100 = 900
1000 M = 1000

 

Larger numbers are built from smaller numbers.

 

1200 MCC = M + C + C = 1000 + 200 = 1200
1311 MCCCI = M + C + C + C + X + I = 1000 + 300 + 1
   
1400 MCD = M + CD = 1000 + 400 = 1400
1900 MCM = M + CM = 1000 + 900 = 1900

 

 

Example

Convert 1895 and 1948 to Roman Numerals.

 

Answer

Build the numbers using smaller numbers that you know.

Then string them together in a line.

1895 = 1000 + 800 + 90 + 5 = M + DCCC + XC + V = MDCCCXCV

1948 = 1000 + 900 + 40 + 8 = M + CM + XL + VIII = MCMXLVIII

Write this number using Roman Numerals.

 

506

Write this number using Roman Numerals.

 

808

Write this number using Roman Numerals.

 

179

Write this number using Roman Numerals.

 

592

Write this number using Roman Numerals.

 

794

Write this number using Roman Numerals.

 

1468

Match the Roman Numerals to the numbers.

Column A

Column B

639
CCCXLI
341
DLIX
559
MXCI
1091
DCXXXIX

Match the Roman Numerals to the numbers.

Column A

Column B

487
DCLXXXIX
689
MDCXCVI
1494
MCDXCIV
1696
CDLXXXVII

Match the Roman Numerals to the numbers.

Column A

Column B

1192
MCMXLII
1942
DCCXCVIII
888
DCCCLXXXVIII
798
MCXCII

Match the Roman Numerals to the numbers.

Column A

Column B

1438
MCCCVIII
1722
MDCCXXII
1308
MCDXXXVIII
1888
MDCCCLXXXVIII
  • Question 1

Write this number using Roman Numerals.

 

506

CORRECT ANSWER
DVI
EDDIE SAYS
506 = 500 + 6 = D + VI = DVI
  • Question 2

Write this number using Roman Numerals.

 

808

CORRECT ANSWER
DCCCVIII
EDDIE SAYS
808 = 800 + 8 = DCCC + VIII = DCCCVIII
  • Question 3

Write this number using Roman Numerals.

 

179

CORRECT ANSWER
CLXXIX
EDDIE SAYS
179 = 100 + 50 + 29 = C + L + XXIX = CLXXIX
  • Question 4

Write this number using Roman Numerals.

 

592

CORRECT ANSWER
DXCII
EDDIE SAYS
592 = 500 + 90 + 2 = D + XC + II = DXCII
  • Question 5

Write this number using Roman Numerals.

 

794

CORRECT ANSWER
DCCXCIV
EDDIE SAYS
794 = 700 + 90 + 4 = DCC + XC + IV = DCCXCIV
  • Question 6

Write this number using Roman Numerals.

 

1468

CORRECT ANSWER
MCDLXVIII
EDDIE SAYS
1468 = 1000 + 400 + 60 + 8 = M + CD + LX + VIII = MCDLXVIII
  • Question 7

Match the Roman Numerals to the numbers.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

639
DCXXXIX
341
CCCXLI
559
DLIX
1091
MXCI
EDDIE SAYS
639 = 600 + 30 + 9 = DC + XXX + IX = DCXXXIX
341 = 300 + 40 + 1 = CCC + XL + I = CCCXLI
559 = 500 + 50 + 9 = D + L + IX = DLIX
1091 = 1000 + 90 + 1 = M + XC + I = MXCI
  • Question 8

Match the Roman Numerals to the numbers.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

487
CDLXXXVII
689
DCLXXXIX
1494
MCDXCIV
1696
MDCXCVI
EDDIE SAYS
487 = 400 + 50 + 37 = CD + L + XXXVII = CDLXXXVII
689 = 600 + 50 + 39 = DC + L + XXXIX = DCLXXXIX
1494 = 1000 + 400 + 90 + 4 = M + CD + XC + IV = MCDXCIV
1696 = 1000 + 600 + 90 + 6 = M + DC + XC + VI = MDCXCVI
  • Question 9

Match the Roman Numerals to the numbers.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

1192
MCXCII
1942
MCMXLII
888
DCCCLXXXVIII
798
DCCXCVIII
EDDIE SAYS
1192 = 1000 + 100 + 90 + 2 = M + C + XC + II = MCXCII
1942 = 1000 + 900 + 40 + 2 = M + CM + XL + II = MCMXLII
888 = 800 + 50 + 38 = DCCC + L + XXXVIII = DCCCLXXXVIII
798 = 700 + 90 + 8 = DCC + XC + VIII = DCCXCVIII
  • Question 10

Match the Roman Numerals to the numbers.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

1438
MCDXXXVIII
1722
MDCCXXII
1308
MCCCVIII
1888
MDCCCLXXXVIII
EDDIE SAYS
1438 = 1000 + 400 + 30 + 8 = M + CD + XXX + VIII = MCDXXXVIII
1722 = 1000 + 700 + 20 + 2 = M + DCC + XX + II = MDCCXXII
1308 = 1000 + 300 + 8 = M + CCC + VIII = MCCCVIII
1888 = 1000 + 800 + 80 + 8 = M + DCCC + LXXX + VIII = MDCCCLXXXVIII
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