Cheryl wrote: > jmfbahciv wrote: >> Robert Bannister wrote: >>> jmfbahciv wrote: >>> >>>> <grin> I was extremely surprised by the number of people >>>> who didn't know Roman numerals. >>> >>> Isn't that why Hollywood adopted them so that people wouldn't realise >>> just how old the films were? >>> >> >> I had class sessions in grade school which taught them. IIRC, >> it was first or second grade. >> >> /BAH >> > > So did I, I think a little later, and I still remember some of them.
It may have been later; I remember trying to do arithmetic with them.
> I > don't remember a lot of stuff I was taught in primary or elementary > school, and I bet for a lot of people, Roman numerals come in the 'not > remembered' category. I don't even know if they teach them any more, or > if they don't, when they stopped. >
I had assumed they stopped because of the number of people who didn't know how what CIV was.
> I'd be a lot more knowledgeable than I am if I remembered everything I > was taught. I'd have gotten better marks in school, too.