When I was a kid in school they actually spent time teaching me and my fellow students Roman numerals. Do they still do it today? I can honestly tell you that the only time I ever encounter Roman numerals anymore is at the beginning of a movie (when they flash the title) and when I read about the NFL's Super Bowl Game. Those are the only two times I ever see it. I have to ask the question "why did I need to know them in the first place?"