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do the maths

1. Literally, to do a bit of arithmetic calculation. Primarily heard in UK, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland. Well, let's just do the maths to see if you have enough in your savings account to afford a new car.
2. To do figure out or put together information for oneself. Primarily heard in UK, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland. Do the maths—can't you see that he's just using you to get ahead in the company?
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A number of university vicechancellors told the committee that their institutions are being forced to offer remedial maths classes for those who have not studied the subject at A-level--and even for those who have.
Adults aren't good at maths because they don't need to use it in the workplace or their daily lives.
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It's thought that what happens is that anxious thoughts compete with the memory resources we need to do maths.'
Our initiative is supported by the Irish Mathematics Teachers' Association and aims to provide Irish schools with educational tools that make learning maths more fun.
But we want to do more, which is where Maths Year 2000 comes in.
The way I was taught maths was probably representative of many experiences, being shown how to do a certain mathematical skill followed by lots of practice of that same skill.
The school created a maths escape room, held a mass orienteering event where children had to use their maths skills to get around, and had a 3D cube puzzle for the pupils to tackle.
The Cardiff High School pupil said he thought it was "pretty unrealistic" when his maths tutor mother Theresa and father David, who works in IT, suggested he take the exams early.
Johnny, who is often referred to as "the man who revolutionised maths and science for the BBC", shared with staff his ideas on how to inspire young learners to love maths, in his own inimitable style.
A Treasury spokeswoman clarified the Chancellor's comments made during the Budget announcement, adding that he had not promised to make Maths compulsory for A-level, but is looking to improve teaching of the subject across older age groups.
It's easy to help your child not only excel at maths but also enjoy it," says Raj Valli, the founder of Tabtor Math, a tablet-based math learning programme for K-8 children personalised by a dedicated tutor.
More than a third (34%) of mothers and fathers think maths is the hardest subject to help their child with, ahead of modern languages, science, history, geography and English, according to a new study.
Josh Taylor, 11, from Walker, said: "I like maths because I like a challenge and I like how it makes me think long and hard about solving a problem.