How Did Romans Count to 100?

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A book review of How Did Romans Count to 100 by Lucy D. Hayes.

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Flowerpot Press (2021)
Children’s Nonfiction
32 pages

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links.

Summary: Have you ever wondered how people counted to 100 before modern numbers were invented?

In the How Do series, readers are invited to guess and then explore the science behind the right answers. A basic explanation of Roman numerals, examples of how they are used today, and step-by-step guides on how to use them are explored through diagrams, photos, and informative and engaging text in this newest addition to the How Do series.

About the How Do series: These visually appealing STEM titles for inquisitive readers and young science enthusiasts, are fully illustrated nonfiction picture books that are a great introduction to various STEM topics. Each title includes facts and figures, simple diagrams and hilarious illustrations and is written in a question-and-answer format to encourage readers to ask questions and guess the answers before exploring the science behind the correct answers.

How Did Romans Count to 100?

Want a fun way to learn/teach about Roman Numerals? This book is part of a series that introduces science topics to children in a fun way.

First to be discussed is the concept of numbers and how it was different in different parts of the world. Roman numerals are then discussed with fun illustrations. The symbols are introduced and then it’s explained how to use those symbols together to form different numbers.

After introducing all the numbers and explaining how adding works, you are given chances to practice. Some numbers are given to you to see if you can write them out in Roman Numerals. After that, some real life examples of Roman Numerals are shown such as clocks, watches, building fronts and after some people’s names.

Finally there are two activities to try out: making Roman Numerals with toothpicks and decoding a code.

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I've been a nonfiction lover for as long as I can remember. I love children's nonfiction as well and love to share my knowledge and the books I gained them from, with the world. I wish more people would give nonfiction a chance.