from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Chiefly British Mathematics.
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- n. Short for mathematics.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
Knowing how to write and structure a report, how to do research, how to do maths is all useful stuff for most people in business as employees or employers or one-man entrepreneurs.
Academically-ambitious upper class American parents and their kids would be better advised to emulate the Asian Americans and join maths/science out-of-school clubs than enrolling their kids into sports, arts and 'good works'.
There are many, many reasons why someone reaches adulthood without learning basic skills in maths and English – for example illness, learning disability, tragic events in the family
As a student she got a D in maths GCSE but retook the exam at the same time as pupils to get an A*.
Helen Weir has a first-class degree in maths, earns more than £1m a year, is a mother-of-three – and could soon be the first woman to run a top UK bank.
Coaker said: The fact is that the proportion of children making the expected level of progress between seven and 11 years old has jumped two percentage points in maths and English since last year.
Twenty-five years ago, Nintendo was about to release the first Super Mario game, Back to the Future was showing at cinemas, and a precocious 13-year-old Ruth Lawrence had just gained a first in maths at Oxford.
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It would certainly be preferable to have those with degrees in maths, science or languages teaching such subjects rather than some PGCE hero armed with nothing more than an A level and 'classroom skills'.
The government will encourage breadth of study, with the "English baccalaureate", an award for those with good passes in English, maths, a science, a humanity and a language.
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