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[treated as singular] Mathematics:

[as modifier]*‘her mother was a maths teacher’*-
*‘Of course, no class on maths and the visual arts would be complete without fractals.’* -
*‘We also use maths in this situation to establish the limitations of the model and accuracy of the answer.’* -
*‘The final way that maths could make you rich and famous is the main subject of this article.’* -
*‘I once spent a very miserable year with a maths teacher who delighted in picking on me above all others.’* -
*‘The question on a maths paper was said to be impossible to answer because the diagrams were wrong.’* -
*‘One school of thought is that we should study maths because employers want it.’* -
*‘Both are maths teachers and were the main influence on her choice of career.’* -
*‘Both have been fascinated by maths, computers and programming from an early age.’* -
*‘A good standard of maths is also required as there is a high mathematical content to the course.’* -
*‘A degree in maths and computer science has also had its influence on the production.’* -
*‘He corrects some maths and mathematical terms and gets a less dramatic result.’* -
*‘If they find they can't do it at school, they might come to dread the weekly maths lessons and tests.’* -
*‘He succeeded at bridge and his maths and mental arithmetic scores jumped by two years.’* -
*‘He clearly relishes his role as the maths teacher we all wish we'd had at school.’* -
*‘It will certainly generate enthusiasm for maths, and the web site is fun to use.’* -
*‘Maybe I was just bitter because I actually had to listen to our maths teacher for once.’* -
*‘This is exactly what we shall do here to try to get a feel for why maths is so useful.’* -
*‘The main teacher shortages are for subjects such as maths and design and technology.’* -
*‘An easy way to prove this result is by induction, if you have covered that method in your maths classes.’* -
*‘This time I went for the triangle model which took a lot of mental maths and figuring out.’*

View synonyms**arithmetical problem**, problem, calculation, reckoning, tally, question-

Early 20th century: abbreviation.

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