Teaching Roman numerals is a fun way to practice addition and subtraction of 1 and 10. I've taken a classic Montessori math work (the Snake Game) and added a unique twist. The snakes in this set represent the Roman numerals from 1–100. If your lower elementary children are ready for a fun new challenge, these cards are the perfect independent activity to get them excited about math again.
Only 5 different Montessori beads are used to make the Roman numerals from 1-100. Can you guess what they are? One, five, ten, negative 1, and negative 10! Your students will count the beads in the snake image and then use the included cards to form the matching Roman numeral. As usual, they’ll love the satisfaction of checking the answer on the back of the card. And you’ll love that they can do this work independently! There’s even a fun worksheet to track which cards they’ve completed.
Your students will love this new take on the classic Montessori favorite–the Snake Game. They'll be engaging in a fun new activity, practicing their math facts without even realizing it, and learning a new number system all at the same time. That’s something to be proud of!
Prep is quick and easy...all you need to do is print the file double-sided and cut on the cutting lines. There are no annoying borders to cut off! You don’t even need to use actual Montessori beads if you don’t have them, the file has everything you need. Now you’re ready to bring some new excitement to your math area!
PDF with teacher information (preparation and presentation information)
PDF with double-sided snake cards. Each card is 8.5" x 2.2" and there are 100 cards in total (numbers 1–100)
PDF with Roman numeral cards for children to make the Roman numerals and a fun sheet to track which cards they've completed