*math*

- algebra
- calculation
- calculus
- geometry
- addition
- division
- figures
- multiplication
- numbers
- subtraction
- trigonometry

## FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is another word for *math*?

What is another word for *math*?

The word *math *comes from a shortening of *mathematics*. This is often what *math* is formally called when it’s a school subject. In the U.K. and other places, it’s shortened to *maths*. (See more about this in the next two sections.)

The type of *math* you learn early in school—addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division—is sometimes called *arithmetic*. It all starts with basic *counting*, but there are many branches of *math*, including *algebra*, *geometry*, and *trigonometry*, and *calculus*.

The word *calculus* is also sometimes used in a general way to mean *calculation*, and the word *math* can also be used in this way.

The word *math* is also used in other general ways. If you say the *math doesn’t add up*, it means something’s not right with the *numbers* (figures, values, totals, tally, etc.).

What is *math* short for?

What is *math* short for?

Is it *math* or *maths*?

Is it *math* or *maths*?

What is another way to say* do the math*?

What is another way to say* do the math*?