Basic MATH vocabulary in English  Summary and Q&A
TL;DR
Learn how to talk about math in English with simple expressions for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
Key Insights
 🪘 "Mathematics" is the long word for math, but it is rarely used in everyday English.
 ➗ The symbols for addition, subtraction, division, and multiplication are pronounced as "add," "minus," "divided by," and "times" in English.
 😑 English expressions for math use words like "plus," "minus," "divided by," and "times" instead of the symbols.
Transcript
Hello, my name's Ronnie. I am going to teach you about math. I hate math. It's really confusing. I am going to teach you some easy expressions about math. I am NOT going to teach you math! You can teach me math, because... can I do it? I remember being a child, being a teenager, and being a nowager and math terrifies me. There are too many numbers... Read More
Questions & Answers
Q: What is the long word for "math"?
The long word for "math" is "mathematics," but we don't use it in everyday conversations.
Q: How do we say the symbol "+" in English?
In English, we say the symbol "+" as "add."
Q: How do we express "5 add 7" in English?
In English, we say "5 plus 7" instead of "5 add 7."
Q: How do we say the symbol "" in English?
The symbol "" is pronounced as "minus" in English.
Q: What is the English expression for "7 minus 1"?
In English, we say "7 minus 1" instead of "7 subtract 1."
Q: How do we express "42 divided by 2" in English?
We say "42 divided by 2" to express the division.
Q: How do we speak about the multiplication of "9 x 7" in English?
Instead of "9 x 7," we say "9 times 7" when speaking about multiplication in English.
Q: What is a helpful trick for doing the times tables?
A helpful trick is to count on your fingers. For example, to figure out 9 times 7, you count seven fingers and have two sets of nine, giving the answer of 63.
Summary & Key Takeaways

Ronnie, an ESL teacher, shares easy expressions to talk about math in English.

She teaches the symbols for addition (+), subtraction (), division (/), and multiplication (x).

Ronnie explains that in English, we use words like "plus," "minus," "divided by," and "times" instead of the symbols.