Year 5 Place Value – Make a number

Read Roman numerals to 1,000 (M)

Investigation sheet – print out


Investigation: Make a number





Have a look at the following Roman numerals;

How many different three-digit

numbers can you create using these?

What is the smallest number?
What is the largest?

Remember that you may need to use more than three ‘letters’ to create a three-digit number.


There are a number of possible answers here

Technically, the smallest three-digit number would be 100 and the highest would be 738. There are a range of numbers between this.