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British treated as singularMathematics.

as modifier*‘her mother was a maths teacher’**‘He succeeded at bridge and his maths and mental arithmetic scores jumped by two years.’**‘He corrects some maths and mathematical terms and gets a less dramatic result.’**‘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.’**‘If they find they can't do it at school, they might come to dread the weekly maths lessons and tests.’**‘One school of thought is that we should study maths because employers want it.’**‘An easy way to prove this result is by induction, if you have covered that method in your maths classes.’**‘It will certainly generate enthusiasm for maths, and the web site is fun to use.’**‘The final way that maths could make you rich and famous is the main subject of this article.’**‘This is exactly what we shall do here to try to get a feel for why maths is so useful.’**‘Both are maths teachers and were the main influence on her choice of career.’**‘I once spent a very miserable year with a maths teacher who delighted in picking on me above all others.’**‘Maybe I was just bitter because I actually had to listen to our maths teacher for once.’**‘He clearly relishes his role as the maths teacher we all wish we'd had at school.’**‘Both have been fascinated by maths, computers and programming from an early age.’**‘The question on a maths paper was said to be impossible to answer because the diagrams were wrong.’**‘A degree in maths and computer science has also had its influence on the production.’**‘This time I went for the triangle model which took a lot of mental maths and figuring out.’**‘A good standard of maths is also required as there is a high mathematical content to the course.’**‘The main teacher shortages are for subjects such as maths and design and technology.’*

**arithmetical problem**, problem, calculation, reckoning, tally, question

**Phrases**

often in imperative Make a calculation or come to a conclusion based on the relevant facts and figures, typically with the implication that the result is or should be obvious.

*‘I have four children and one on the way; you do the maths’**‘Your cut-price carrier ticket is around a third of the price of the full fare—do the maths.’**‘Just do the maths: most people I know will be really out of pocket, by several thousand dollars a year.’**‘I'll leave you to do the maths on that one, and to work out for yourself whether 10% is a "rapid" rate of depreciation.’**‘This year's expected yield of 10,000 pounds of plums is enough to feed—well, you do the maths.’**‘When I finally got back to Victoria it was quarter past eight, we were supposed to be due in at half five. You do the maths!’*

**do the maths**

British informal

**Origin**

Early 20th century abbreviation.

**Pronunciation**

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