English (US)

Add, subtract, multiply, divide

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English (US)

When you first

learned subtraction in ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, the teacher didn't say: "5 subtracted by 3 equals 2". Probably what they might have said is: "5 TAKE AWAY 3 equals 2". See the difference?

For kids to understand, teachers use a less complex way of saying things. If you get what I mean, would you mind "translating" the following "technical math terms" into a "child way". Think, what would you say if you were an 8 year old? (remember, not verbs, but NOUNS)

-Mathematical operation

-Addition operation

-Subtraction operation

-Multiplication operation

-Division operation

I would really appreciate. You don't have to be "grammatical", just think about yourself, when you first learned these things at school. If you can't remember, it's okay.