Fundamental Operations

Addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. In this lesson, you will learn ALL the math vocabulary you need to do fundamental operations in English!

Notes

In this lesson, you will use visual examples and useful exercises to learn the four fundamental math operations and their properties in English.  

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Addition

Addition example: three plus one equals four.

Three and one are addends.

+  is the plus sign.

Four is the sum or total.

Addition Properties

Proprietà associativa = Associative property

Proprietà commutativa = Commutative property

Proprietà distributiva = Distributive property

Subtraction

Seven is the minuend.

- is the minus sign.

Two is the subtrahend.

Five is the difference.

Multiplication

Multiplication example: two times four equals eight.

Two and four are factors of the multiplication.

Eight is the product.

× is the times sign.

Multiplication Properties

Proprietà commutativa = Commutative property

Proprietà associativa = Associative property

Proprietà distributiva rispetto alla somma = Distributive property over addition

Proprietà distributiva rispetto alla differenza  = Distributive property over subtraction

Proprietà dell’elemento neutro = Identity property

Proprietà dell’elemento assorbente (o annullante) = Zero property

Division

Division example: eight divided by four equals two.

Eight is the dividend.

Four is the divisor.

÷ is the division sign.

Two is the quotient

With remainder = con resto

Without remainder = senza resto

Division Properties

Division properties in English:

Proprietà distributiva rispetto alla somma = Distributive property over addition

Proprietà distributiva rispetto alla differenza  = Distributive property over subtraction

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