## Numbers for MathematicsCan you add, subtract, and do your multiplication tables in English? Before you can do the math you need to understand the question. Learning English for math means learning numbers, words, and symbols.
The short form of "mathematics" in British English is
maths and in American English math.## Other Maths symbols:
## Word problemsWord problems are maths questions written in sentences. Here are some for you to try! - Two monkeys collected 15 bananas. One monkey collected 7 bananas. How many bananas did the other monkey collect?
- Johnny had six apples on Sunday. On Monday, Johnny gave Sally half of his apples. On Tuesday, he ate one of his apples. How many apples did Johnny have left on Wednesday?
- Three women
*thought*they were pregnant with twins. Two of the women were right. The third woman was surprised with triplets. How many babies were born?
Answers: Question 3: 7. Question 1: 8. Question 2: 2. |