﻿ Maths Vocabulary | Learn English # Maths Vocabulary

Have you ever taken a maths lesson in English? Do you know the right vocabulary to talk about mathematics?

Let's take a look at some basic math terms:

Two plus two is four. (2+2=4)
Five add five is ten. (5+5=10)

### Minus, Subtract or Take Away (-)

Six minus two is four (6-2=4)
Ten subtract five is five (10-5=5) Nine take away eight is one (9-8=1)
Eight take away three is five (8-3=5)

### Percent (%)

Twenty-five percent of eight is two.
The unemployment rate in the USA is six percent.

### Decimal Point (.)

A number less than one that is written as one or more numbers after a decimal point:
10.1
4.345

### Times or Multiply (x)

Three times three is nine (3x3=9)
Multiply five by five.
Four multiplied by two is eight (4x2=8)

### Divide (÷)

Divide 8 by 2.
Ten divided by two is five (10÷2=5)

### Equals or Is (=)

Five plus five equals ten (5+5=10)
Three times three is nine (3x3=9)

Now choose the missing maths vocabulary to complete these simple problems:

• 1) Ten ___ ten equals twenty.

• 2) Five ___ five is zero.

• 3) Twenty ___ by five is four.

• 4) Three ___ four is twelve.

• 5) Six __ two is eight.

• 6) Twelve ___ by four equals three.

• 7) Ten ___ of a hundred is ten.