A guide to Roman numerals
Think about this — there was a point in human history when everyone counted in Roman numerals. What a confusing, convoluted world that must have been. No wonder the Roman Empire was conquered by a bunch of Barbarians. No, not the Oakland Raiders.
I don't know the answer, but I would venture to guess that it's a little akin to learning a foreign language. Learning Roman numerals allows the mind to stay flexible in terms of ways numbers can be expressed. It's not merely different symbols, but a ...
Super Bowls and Roman numerals: As easy as I, II, III
"The Roman numerals signify the grand heritage of the Roman games played in amphitheaters over 2,000 years ago. So, all of a sudden, with the letters, we sports enthusiasts are participating in a great civilization-long tradition. Now that's something ...
Roman Numerals and Arithmetic
I’ve always been perplexed by roman numerals. First of all, they’re just *weird*. Why would anyone come up with something so strange as a way of writing numbers? And second, given that they’re so damned weird, hard to read, hard to work with ...
Mayan Calendar and Numeral Systems in English, Sanskrit & Tamil
Romans initially had written only up to 20 ... For them learning is nothing but Mathematics. In Tamil too, the 2000-year old Thirukkural in one of its couplets says that numbers and other scripts for sounds are like two eyes for the living beings.