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Are kids taught Roman Numerals in school today?
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: April 14, 2019 08:24PM
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Re: Are kids taught Roman Numerals in school today?
Posted by: WHiiP
Date: April 14, 2019 08:37PM
They're not even taught cursive . . . How the ell do you even have a signature???



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Re: Are kids taught Roman Numerals in school today?
Posted by: SDGuy
Date: April 14, 2019 09:06PM
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Are kids taught Roman Numerals in school today?

I'd hope that'd be covered early in the first of the Latin classes they take...
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Re: Are kids taught Roman Numerals in school today?
Posted by: freeradical
Date: April 14, 2019 10:05PM
I've noticed that some movies are being dated with Roman numerals again.

I don't know why.
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Re: Are kids taught Roman Numerals in school today?
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: April 14, 2019 11:34PM
My boy knows some of them and how they work, but he isn’t able decipher them yet. He’s 9.



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Re: Are kids taught Roman Numerals in school today?
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: April 15, 2019 03:37AM
This past year my high school had 20 classes teaching "pre-Algebra" - the first quarter was devoted to addition/subtraction, the second quarter to multiplication/division. However, the most time was spent telling students to put away their cellphone.

Roman numbers weren't high on the list.



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Re: Are kids taught Roman Numerals in school today?
Posted by: sekker
Date: April 15, 2019 04:08AM
I'm pretty sure I wasn't taught Roman numerals in my public education...

I'll get off your lawn now!
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Re: Are kids taught Roman Numerals in school today?
Posted by: Bernie
Date: April 15, 2019 05:08AM
Texas to require cursive.

Back to the Roman Numerals.
They are taught at sporting events like the Super Bowl. Tattoo art is another fun way to learn.




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Re: Are kids taught Roman Numerals in school today?
Posted by: DP
Date: April 15, 2019 06:29AM
Try doing multiplication and division with Roman numerals. Why even bother? Amazing that they ruled the world doing building and construction with their numerals...





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Re: Are kids taught Roman Numerals in school today?
Posted by: Bernie
Date: April 15, 2019 06:45AM


Machines were made to calculate tax and tip.




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Re: Are kids taught Roman Numerals in school today?
Posted by: rz
Date: April 15, 2019 08:25AM
I think I remember helping my son with Roman numerals a few years ago (he's in 5th grade now). I don't care so much with that, but I am worried about the schools not teaching cursive. He can't even decipher it, so that could be a problem. And he still prints his name. I can't wait for this generation of kids to grow up and have to sign stuff. And taking notes in high school and college. My cursive is not great, but when you're taking notes, speed is of the essence. If he has to print everything (and his printing is atrocious), he will suffer.
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Re: Are kids taught Roman Numerals in school today?
Posted by: 3d
Date: April 15, 2019 08:40AM
Over 1.5 billion people currently know Chinese numbers. It might be a bit more useful than Roman numerals.

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Re: Are kids taught Roman Numerals in school today?
Posted by: freeradical
Date: April 15, 2019 10:14AM
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Over 1.5 billion people currently know Chinese numbers. It might be a bit more useful than Roman numerals.


The first time I went to Korea, I learned that they use two number systems. The first is a pure Korean system, but it only goes up to 100, so you can use it for counting normal everyday things, or for singing "100 bottles of beer on the wall". To count everything else, including money, they have a "Sino-Korean" system. It is out of this system that the superstition for the number 4 (romanized as "sa") comes from. They do use Arabic numerals though.
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Re: Are kids taught Roman Numerals in school today?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: April 15, 2019 11:04AM
....do they teach them how to.....walk like....an Egyptian.....??



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Re: Are kids taught Roman Numerals in school today?
Posted by: lost in space
Date: April 15, 2019 01:27PM
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<snip>Tattoo art is another fun way to learn.

It's also a fun way to see how some tatoo artists haven't learned Roman numerals.



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Re: Are kids taught Roman Numerals in school today?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: April 15, 2019 01:44PM
.....'da plane.......'da plane....???



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Re: Are kids taught Roman Numerals in school today?
Posted by: testcase
Date: April 15, 2019 10:35PM
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Are kids taught Roman Numerals in school today?

I'd hope that'd be covered early in the first of the Latin classes they take...


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Re: Are kids taught Roman Numerals in school today?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: April 16, 2019 12:09PM
.....what about teaching.....R.....E.....S.....P.....E.....C.....T......??



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