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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
math
noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a history/physics/maths etc lesson
▪ I've got a history lesson this afternoon.
the Biology/Maths/History etc department (=in a university or school)
▪ the Chemistry department at Southampton University
the science/maths/history etc curriculum
▪ The English curriculum is divided into Language and Literature.
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
good
▪ Taken together, these children are a proof of the illogical statement that boys are good in math and girls are not.
▪ Girls do better in math class.
new
▪ Unless Anderson has come up with a new math, the restriction means a $ 250, 000 reduction in gate receipts.
■ NOUN
class
▪ At least, he said, he could focus on his other math class.
▪ In a fourth-grade math class, children might estimate and research and graph the average summer temperatures of various 190 countries.
▪ Last year, Josh joined her fourth grade math class.
▪ Girls do better in math class.
curriculum
▪ But there are also advantages to a school district following a standard math curriculum.
problem
▪ But give them a math problem, and they wander around the room, daydream, or fidget.
▪ And phrasing math problems in art terms might enhance the appeal of math as well!
▪ Building computers that could solve difficult math problems and play a mean game of chess was relatively easy.
▪ For example, Go Mental is a tic-tac-toe math game where you have to solve math problems to earn points.
▪ As an adolescent, Bennett Lang relishes word math problems but is stumped by the things people say.
▪ Back at Central Park East yet another team of kids is tackling a complex math problem.
▪ It might appear to be a child-rearing problem or a personality problem, but it is really a math problem.
▪ Other six-year olds solve math problems for make-believe school, as illustrated in Figure 3. 4.
professor
▪ For example, one chair went to a female math professor.
▪ Neither did several other math professors, including Morris Hirsch, who was active in the anti-war movement when Kaczynski taught there.
▪ Co-star Jeff Bridges is a hapless Columbia math professor who turns to jelly in the presence of beautiful women.
▪ Y., a Long Island University math professor, pointed out that saving is often not so simple.
▪ Kaczynski was an assistant math professor at the campus from 1967 to 1969.
teacher
▪ And it was true that accredited math teachers were in short supply.
▪ A math teacher in Waukegan, Ill., he frequently travels to Chicago to catch the latest exhibitions.
▪ Film your sadistic high-school math teacher eating gravy with a fork?
▪ Remember the math teacher you really liked, the one who made math understandable, even fun?
■ VERB
do
▪ And George and Jimmy and Sofia say, Sure, no problem, just do the math.
▪ If a child who will not do math will do art, give the child art.
▪ She can read but she can not do math.
▪ His inauguration cost roughly $ 44 million. Do the math.
▪ I did the math and it adds up to chicken.
▪ Jessica and Joshua taught themselves how to read, write and do math, according to Hathaway.
learn
▪ But I think teachers are wise to recognize that important learning about literacy and math can take place during kindergarten.
▪ Hands-on activities, such as counting money to learn a math lesson, are carried out in every classroom.
▪ For example, brain circuits for learning math, logic and music are thought to develop between birth and age 4.
▪ All of this is far more essential to learning math than most parents realize.
read
▪ Similarly, it is possible for individuals to possess weak skills in reading or math while also being work-inhibited.
▪ They had a solid foundation in reading, writing, math, and other core skills.
▪ We provide parents with reading and math scores and high school placements.
▪ They may also fill out preschool worksheets intended as preparation for kindergarten reading and math.
▪ He was weak in reading and math.
teach
▪ This is the traditional approach to teaching math, an integral part of schools across the nation.
▪ The few men who teach biology, math and chemistry are all married except Mr Milligan.
▪ He continued to study every night on his own, teaching himself math and science from borrowed books.
use
▪ When my sons join me in cooking there are myriad opportunities for them to use math.
▪ Beha uses math and together they figure out what other tasks would require multiplying with fractions.
write
▪ They had a solid foundation in reading, writing, math, and other core skills.
▪ Jessica and Joshua taught themselves how to read, write and do math, according to Hathaway.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
pure science/maths etc
▪ Critics have argued that an excessive commercial focus will lead researchers to ignore pure science.
▪ I breezed right through the first two years of pure science courses.
▪ She was also a physicist, one of the rare female students to study pure science.
▪ The question is, will Congress pay that much for pure science, with no clear technological benefit attached?
▪ The ruthless convenience of the pure science of lust?
▪ This was to be a contribution to pure science, altogether elegant.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ I don't think Jim should major in math.
▪ Tina got a 95% on the math test.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ As an adolescent, Bennett Lang relishes word math problems but is stumped by the things people say.
▪ By sixth grade, the girl who was ahead of the boys in math is now even or behind them.
▪ Even the math behind a simple tax return carries assumptions that are open to challenge.
▪ For { math }, x is an attractor.
▪ In life -- as in math -- the key to solving any problem lies in the clear and proper identification thereof.
▪ Kaczynski was an assistant math professor at the campus from 1967 to 1969.
▪ Neither did several other math professors, including Morris Hirsch, who was active in the anti-war movement when Kaczynski taught there.
▪ They do need to know math and language, but music touches the soul.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Math

Math \Math\ (m[a^]th), n. [AS. m[=ae][eth]; akin to m[=a]wan to mow, G. mahd math. See Mow to cut (grass).] A mowing, or that which is gathered by mowing; -- chiefly used in composition; as, an aftermath. [Obs.]

The first mowing thereof, for the king's use, is wont to be sooner than the common math.
--Bp. Hall.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
math

American English shortening of mathematics, 1890; the British preference, maths, is attested from 1911.

math

"a mowing," Old English mæð "mowing, cutting of grass," from Proto-Germanic *mediz (cognates: Old Frisian meth, Old High German mad, German Mahd "mowing, hay crop"), from PIE *me- (4) "to cut grass" (see mow (v.)).

Wiktionary
math

Etymology 1 vb. A mowing; what is gathered from mowing. Etymology 2

alt. 1 (context uncountable North America English) (short for mathematics English) 2 (context uncountable North America English) arithmetic calculation; (qualifier: see ''do the math''). 3 (context countable North America English) A math course. n. 1 (context uncountable North America English) (short for mathematics English) 2 (context uncountable North America English) arithmetic calculation; (qualifier: see ''do the math''). 3 (context countable North America English) A math course. Etymology 3

n. (context Hinduism Jainism English) (short for matha English)

WordNet
math

n. a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement [syn: mathematics, maths]

Wikipedia
Math (disambiguation)

Math (or Maths in most English-speaking countries) is used colloquially to refer to mathematics.

Math may also refer to:

  • Math fab Mathonwy, a king in Welsh mythology
  • <math>, a tag used in MathML
  • math, a module in the Python programming language
  • MATH (band), an American band formed in the 1990s
  • Math, a character on the TV series Life Unexpected
  • MATH, the moniker originally used by American rock band Mutemath
  • "The Math", a song on Hilary Duff's 2003 album Metamorphosis
  • "Maths" (song), a 2012 single by Canadian producer deadmau5
  • Matha, Hindu monastic establishments, also known as "math" or "mutt"
  • Math, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, a village of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province of Pakistan
MATH (band)

MATH is an American Improv/ experimental band formed in Woodstock, New York in the mid 90s. The band's shifting personnel has included members of various other bands, most notably Billy Riker and Joey Eppard of 3 and Dave Bodie of Time of Orchids and Kayo Dot.

Usage examples of "math".

Koltnow, a teacher whom Franklin and Albrecht had met at a math conference and recruited to work at PCC, was one attendee who was a little put off by the Wednesday-evening scene.

She passed a board that was covered with quantum equations, another, half-erased already, that held only two clean and concise Bussard drive efficiency calculations, the kind Li had wrestled with in her OCS math courses.

Leonardo Gori, the head of the Siena University Math Department, said.

Math for Humanities Majors, and Reed Muscadine, the theater-arts grad student, was participating in something called Performance Seminar 201B a half-mile away in MacManus Hall on the north end of the campus.

He dumped the contentsonto the carpet beside the desk and moaned out loud as his reading, math, spelling, and phonics books fell out.

Math lessons can spill over into English, a practicum such as filling out an income tax form or balancing a checkbook can be worked into government classes, and economics can be made to include family planning.

As a Church of England clergyman and as teacher of math and logic at Christ Church, Oxford, the Reverend Dodgson could not believe in blind chance or transcendental puppetry as descriptive of the nature of human life.

But from the first day she adored school, with its fascinating science equipment and electronic drawers full of math puzzlers and other children to find countries on the map with.

There are patent attorneys in Reno who swear that Manfred Macx is a pseudo, a net alias fronting for a bunch of crazed anonymous hackers armed with the Genetic Algorithm That Ate Calcutta: a kind of Serdar Argic of intellectual property, or maybe another Bourbaki math borg.

Norman worked harder to educate Sasha, teaching him the basics of math and science and trying to use unfamiliar words in conversation -- atmosphere, adjective, allele, atom, anthropology -- so the boy would have to ask what they meant.

The first lessons were in language and math and the astrographies of the Solar system.

Deshalb bist du also so darauf versessen, nach Caer Dathyl zu gehen: um Math einige der Geheimnisse seiner Macht zu entlocken!

Jetzt sandte er sie in alle machtversprechenden Richtungen, nur nicht in die des Mannes, der ihn gelehrt hatte, seine Gedanken zu beherrschen, des Mannes, dem zu begegnen er es nicht so eilig hatte wie seither seinem Onkel Math.

The wages of this original sin are with us still - the idea that so-called Chicanos can find parity with whites only through government coercion, income redistribution and racial chauvinism, rather than by the very hard work of traditional education that once ensured that Mexican kids spoke perfect English, knew as much about math and science as members of any other ethnic group, and expected to find status and respect by becoming educated and prosperous.

I assured her the math involved was predigested when you used the tables and that the thing that took skill was the sight itself.