Quick Reference ~ A maths Dictionary for Kids by Jenny Eather Email jeather@iprimus.com.au A Maths Dictionary for Kids by Jenny Eather at www.amathsdictionaryforkids.com



• area of mathematics that includes:
- addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, of
- whole numbers, decimals and fractions.

EXAMPLE: long multiplication

common operations

Addition (+)
augend + addend = sum
Note: Due to the commutative property of addition,
use of the word ”augend" for the first term in addition is rarely used today,
and both terms are usually called addends.

Subtraction (−)
minuend − subtrahend = difference

Multiplication (×)
multiplicand × multiplier = product

Division (÷)
dividend ÷ divisor = quotient

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