Roman Numerals I to MM: Liber De Difficillimo Computando Numerum

Roman Numerals I to MM: Liber De Difficillimo Computando Numerum

by Arthur Geisert

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Overview


With a farm of pigs as his abacus, Arthur Geisert uses elements of a search and count game to bring Roman numerals to life in this unintimidating math-concept book. First, the seven Roman numerals are equated with the correct number of piglets. Then the reader may practice counting other items—hot-air balloons, gopher holes, and more—as the remarkable adventure unfolds. (And yes, there are one thousand pigs in the etching for M!)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780618153213
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 09/24/2001
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 790,256
Product dimensions: 9.81(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.16(d)
Lexile: 650L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About the Author


Arthur Geisert’s unique and exquisite etchings have been widely praised and exhibited at the Chicago Institute of Art, among other museums. His work is regularly selected for the Society of Illustrators’, annual Original Art exhibition, and his illustrations are now being collected by the Dubuque Museum of Art. He lives in a converted bank in Bernard, Iowa.

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Roman Numerals I to MM: Liber De Difficillimo Computando Numerum 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
harriewatson on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is charmingly illustrated about Roman Numerals. I have placed it in the concept category even though it would probably not be accessible to emergent readers. The book is endearing enough that I think very young listeners who are just learning to count would enjoy sitting with an adult counting out the pigs, rocks and balloons, even though the Roman Numerals would probably evade understanding. As a specialized book it fits many criteria such as a narrow, specific content, advancing from simple to more complex, and sub-topic organization. I don't think this book would be accessible to most young readers on their own. I can see this book being used as a fun way to review Roman Numerals in grades 4-6.
Rita6 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This Roman numeral book explains the Roman counting system with pictures of pigs. One pig for Roman numeral I, two pigs for Roman numeral II, and so forth on. This picture book would work well for students beginning to learn their Roman numeral numbers. Although the illustration is taken a bit far with the pigs, it is great that the students can have an idea of what one hundred or one thousand pigs look like.
eevers on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This brief story teaches the reader how to read Roman numerals using pigs then gives several detailed pictures of things to count to practice using Roman numerals. "The best way to learn Roman numerals is to use them."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gets dragged in
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He dragged in ((sorry, forgot name))
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She nods, happy to hear the apprentice got free. She turns and trots back to her camp, making a mental note to come back often and check.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nevermind.. she escaped. Thank you for talking with me. Feel free to go back to your camp but check here often. I may have news involving Ms. Fern. He leapt inti a tree and dissapered.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
&crown &kings &king &hearts &smile &smileyface
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dh325 More than 1 year ago
This book uses great drawings of the roman countryside to illustrate how to use roman numerals. My son was able to do the numbers of years by the end of the book. I also found it helped me to remember the years. Now the 4th grader can do something better than his older sibs! Good job Mr. Geisert. We will be looking for more of your books.