It's important to know the right math vocabulary when speaking about mathematics in class. This page provides math vocabulary for basic calculations.

**Basic Math Vocabulary**

**+** - plus

Example:

**2 + 2***Two plus two*

**-** - minus

Example:

**6 - 4***Six minus four*

**x OR * ** - times

Example:

**5 x 3 OR 5 * 3***Five times three*

**=** - equals

Example:

**2 + 2 = 4***Two plus two equals four.*

**<** - is less than

Example:

**7 < 10***Seven is less than ten.*

**>** - is greater than

Example:

**12 > 8***Twelve is greater than eight.*

** ≤ ** - is less than or equal to

Example:

**4 + 1 ≤ 6***Four plus one is less than or equal to six.*

** ≥** - is more than or equal to

Example:

**5 + 7 ≥ 10***Five plus seven is equal to or greater than ten.*

**≠** - is not equal to

Example:

**12 ≠ 15***Twelve is not equal to fifteen.*

**/ OR ÷ ** - divided by

Example:

**4 / 2 OR 4 ÷ 2***four divided by two*

**1/2** - one half

Example:

**1 1/2***One and one half*

**1/3** - one third

Example:

**3 1/3***Three and one third*

**1/4** - one quarter

Example:

**2 1/4***Two and one quarter*

**5/9, 2/3, 5/6** - five ninths, two thirds, five sixths

Example:

**4 2/3***Four and two thirds*

**%** - percent

Example:

**98%***Ninety eight percent*