ESL Vocabulary about Math

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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calculate  Speak
compute, evaluate, count
You'll have to calculate the average.
figure  Speak
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  Speak
hard time
Some students have a tough time with math at school due to difficulty reading numbers and following word problems.
schoolboy error  Speak
a very basic and stupid mistake
Sending the wrong message to the wrong group is a schoolboy error you will avoid with our help.
ignorant  Speak
the lack of knowledge
Science has no enemy but the ignorant.
slow-learner  Speak
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.
inherit  Speak
obtain genetically from parents
She inherited a fortune from her father.
impact  Speak
to have an effect on something or someone
The ball impacted against the bat with a loud noise.
stagnate  Speak
stand still; stop developing
Growth is expected to stagnate next year.
associate  Speak
related, linked, connected
He associated himself with a great cause.
loathe  Speak
strong dislike
She loathed him on sight.
add up  Speak
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  Speak
the part of mathematics that involves the adding and multiplying, etc. of numbers
I've never been very good at arithmetic.
addition  Speak
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  Speak
the process of removing one number from another (12 - 4 = 8)
The test involves simple calculations, such as addition and subtraction.
taking away  Speak
to subtract a number (= remove it from another number)
If you take 4 away from 12 you get 8. (12 - 4 = 8 )
multiplication  Speak
the process of multiplying numbers (multiplying = 2 x 5 = 10 )
Multiplication and addition are associative operations.
multiplication table  Speak
a table of the products of two factors, especially the integers 1 to 12
We had multiplication tables drilled into us at school.
division  Speak
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  Speak
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  Speak
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  Speak
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  Speak
a part of mathematics in which signs and letters represent numbers
In algebra the sign x usually denotes an unknown quantity.
geometry  Speak
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.
proportion  Speak
a part, or number considered in comparative relation to a whole
Children make up a large proportion of the world's population.
rates of change  Speak
a rate of change is a rate that describes how one quantity changes in relation to another quantity
Social analysts often overrate the rate of change.