Roman Numerals – Why learn them?
You need to learn Roman numerals because:
It may come up in a maths question such as:
Write down the values of these Roman numerals:
Which year would be written in Roman numerals as `MMXVII`?
Understanding Roman numerals will also make it easier to tell the time on some clocks and watches:
In the United Kingdom, Kings and Queens use Roman numerals as a reference to the order of their names, for example:
Henry the eighth is written as Henry `VIII`.
The film industry often disguise the date the film was released by using Roman numerals:
Roman numerals are even used to distinguish each Pope, such as:
Pope Benedict `XVI` and Pope John Paul `II`.
The NFL Super Bowl uses Roman numerals to tell fans which number Super Bowl they are referring to:
`LIV` refers to Super Bowl 54 which was an American football game played to determine the champion of the National Football League (NFL) for the 2019 season.