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My secret weapon for teaching Roman numerals...toothpicks! First, I teach the basics. I just use our Saxon curriculum, which does a great job of introducing the concept. I give each student about 10 toothpicks. (I have them already in baggies, and have been using the same set for years.) Then, they practice making the numbers that I call out.
I model the numbers on the overhead projector using kabob type sticks. I let them come up and make the numbers on the overhead with my "big toothpicks" as well.