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Here are a list of math terms that you may see and use when completing the activities on this site.

Addition-combing numbers to get a total

 

Sum-the result/answer you get when you combine (add) two numbers

 

Addends-the numbers added together in an addition problem

 

Zero-the absence of a number

 

Subtraction-the difference between two numbers

 

Difference-the result/answer of subtracting two numbers

 

Multiplication-adding a number to itself a certain number of times

 

Product-the result/answer you get when you multiply two numbers

 

Division-how many times a number can go into another number; breaking a number up into equal groups

 

Dividend-the number that is being broken up into groups (usually the bigger number)

 

Divisor-the number that identifies how much will be in each group (usually the smaller number)

 

Quotient-the result/answer you get when you divide two numbers

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