Friday, 8 January 2016

Roman numbers and an abacus

We've been looking at how Roman numbers work.
When it gets on to the big numbers, as B. said, our numbers are easier:

The Romans maybe found them hard to use too.  They didn't have electricity, so they didn't have a calculator.
Instead, some of them used an abacus:
Strangely, it's very similar to the abacus used in Japan:
We watched the first few minutes of this to see how to count on the abacus:
Then we had a look at an online abacus:

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