(BrE) (AmE math) noun
applied, pure
basic, elementary, simple
advanced, complicated

Working out the quantities of the ingredients involved some complicated maths.

college, high-school (both esp. AmE)
fifth-grade, etc. (in the US)
mental (esp. AmE)

I did some quick mental maths to work out the difference.


The class was struggling to find the solution to a maths problem.

class (esp. AmE), lesson (esp. BrE)
exam, test

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  • maths — ou math [ mat ] n. f. pl. • 1880 math; abrév. de mathématique,II ♦ Fam. Mathématiques. Un fort en maths. ⇒ matheux. La bosse des maths. Faire des maths. Prof de maths. ♢ Classe de mathématiques. Math sup. ⊗ HOM. Mat, matte. ● math ou maths nom… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • maths — S2 [mæθs] n [U] BrE informal mathematics American Equivalent: math ▪ the new maths teacher ▪ maths lessons ▪ She got top marks in maths and chemistry …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • maths — is the BrE abbreviation for mathematics; in AmE it is maths …   Modern English usage

  • maths — [maths] n. [Brit. Informal] short for MATHEMATICS …   English World dictionary

  • maths — /maths/, n. (used with a sing. or pl. v.) Chiefly Brit. mathematics. [by shortening] * * * …   Universalium

  • maths — [ mæθs ] noun uncount BRITISH mathematics …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • maths — see MATH (Cf. math) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Maths — Mathématiques Les mathématiques constituent un domaine de connaissances abstraites construites à l aide de raisonnements logiques sur des concepts tels que les nombres, les figures, les structures et les transformations. Les mathématiques… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • maths — [[t]mæ̱θs[/t]] N UNCOUNT Maths is the same as mathematics. [BRIT] He taught science and maths. (in AM, use math) …   English dictionary

  • maths */ — UK [mæθs] / US noun [uncountable] British mathematics. The American word is math. • (you) do the maths used for telling someone that a plan or idea cannot work because it is impossible, too expensive, etc. You do the maths: four teams can t win… …   English dictionary