The word "math" is a shorter form of the word "mathematics." Math involves the use of numbers to determine amounts, figure out measurements or distances, and solve problems.
The word "math" uses an unvoiced "th" sound. If you have trouble forming this sound, click on the link above.
Note: Over the years I’ve been a teacher, I’ve heard some of my students uses the word "math" in the plural form. I think this is done in British English, but in most cases, Americans don’t put that "s" at the end of "math."
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Date of publication: January 13, 2017