ESL Vocabulary about topic 'Math', a small word group with meanings and sentences. The vocabulary has 26 words. The sample words are as follows: calculate, figure, tough time, schoolboy error, ignorant, slow-learner, inherit, impact, stagnate, associate, loathe, add up, .... It helps to enhance speaking and writing skills efficiently in English tests, especially for ESL students who are working for IELTS and TOEFL. Vocabularies to talk about a topic

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figure

n.

the symbol for a number or an amount expressed in numbers

n.

the symbol for a number or an amount expressed in numbers

Can you read this figure? Is it a five or an eight?

tough time

n.

hard time

n.

hard time

Some students have a tough time with math at school due to difficulty reading numbers and following word problems.

schoolboy error

n.

a very basic and stupid mistake

n.

a very basic and stupid mistake

Sending the wrong message to the wrong group is a schoolboy error you will avoid with our help.

slow-learner

n.

refers to person whose ability in learning is delayed compared to others

n.

refers to person whose ability in learning is delayed compared to others

Her teachers said she was a slow learner, whereas in actual fact she was partially deaf.

impact

v.

to have an effect on something or someone

v.

to have an effect on something or someone

The ball impacted against the bat with a loud noise.

add up

v.

To calculate the sum or total of multiple items ( 2 + 3 = 5 )

v.

To calculate the sum or total of multiple items ( 2 + 3 = 5 )

Can you add up these numbers? I'm worried I made an error in my calculations.

arithmetic

n.

the part of mathematics that involves the adding and multiplying, etc. of numbers

n.

the part of mathematics that involves the adding and multiplying, etc. of numbers

I've never been very good at arithmetic.

addition

n.

calculating the total of different numbers put together ( 4 + 8 = 12)

n.

calculating the total of different numbers put together ( 4 + 8 = 12)

Twice a week the children are tested in basic mathematical skills such as addition and subtraction.

subtraction

n.

the process of removing one number from another (12 - 4 = 8)

n.

the process of removing one number from another (12 - 4 = 8)

The test involves simple calculations, such as addition and subtraction.

taking away

v.

to subtract a number (= remove it from another number)

v.

to subtract a number (= remove it from another number)

If you take 4 away from 12 you get 8. (12 - 4 = 8 )

multiplication

n.

the process of multiplying numbers (multiplying = 2 x 5 = 10 )

n.

the process of multiplying numbers (multiplying = 2 x 5 = 10 )

Multiplication and addition are associative operations.

multiplication table

n.

a table of the products of two factors, especially the integers 1 to 12

n.

a table of the products of two factors, especially the integers 1 to 12

We had multiplication tables drilled into us at school.

division

n.

the action of separating something into parts, or the process of being separated (dividing = 10 / 5 = 2)

n.

the action of separating something into parts, or the process of being separated (dividing = 10 / 5 = 2)

The division of the land into small fields.

long division

n.

the operation of division in which the sequence of steps are indicated in detail (12,000 / 1,500 = 8)

n.

the operation of division in which the sequence of steps are indicated in detail (12,000 / 1,500 = 8)

We still do long division at school.

decimal

n.

a number expressed using a system of counting based on the number ten ( decimal = 0.3333 )

n.

a number expressed using a system of counting based on the number ten ( decimal = 0.3333 )

Three fifths expressed as a decimal is 0.6. (3/5 = 0.6)

fraction

n.

a number that results from dividing one whole number by another (fraction = 3/5 = 0.6)

n.

a number that results from dividing one whole number by another (fraction = 3/5 = 0.6)

3/5 and 0.6 are different ways of representing the same fraction.

algebra

n.

a part of mathematics in which signs and letters represent numbers

n.

a part of mathematics in which signs and letters represent numbers

In algebra the sign x usually denotes an unknown quantity.

geometry

n.

calculating angles in triangles or relationships between points on graphs or maps

n.

calculating angles in triangles or relationships between points on graphs or maps

But as for me, I have not been so confused since high school geometry.

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