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An abacus has beads that slide on rods. It can be used to count, add, subtract, multiply and more. Read the rest of this entry »

Basic Math Definitions

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The Basic Operations

In basic mathematics there are many ways of saying the same thing:

Symbol
Words Used
+
Addition, Add, Sum, Plus, Increase, Total
Subtraction, Subtract, Minus, Less, Difference, Decrease, Take Away, Deduct
×
Multiplication, Multiply, Product, By, Times, Lots Of
÷
Division, Divide, Quotient, Goes Into, How Many Times

Addition is …

… bringing two or more numbers (or things) together to make a new total.

addition

Subtraction is …

… taking one number away from another. Read the rest of this entry »