Since when did people start using the word "maths"?

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  • Since when did people start using the word "maths"?


Answer #1 | 02/01 2014 10:19
lol. its shorter and easier to say.
Answer #2 | 02/01 2014 10:21
It is definitely not cool, I'm really bad at math and I try really hard to understand it. It is not cool or funny. I have no idea why people say it like "maths" It doesn't seem right at all.
Answer #3 | 02/01 2014 10:20
Some people start stuttering if they use long words, so they prefer to abbreviate them.
Answer #4 | 02/01 2014 10:20
it is ok to say maths or math...its perfectly fine
Answer #5 | 02/01 2014 10:22
"Maths" is informal, but it's a really common word. Yes, to some degree, it is said because it's "cool". I don't think it's sole purpose is for it to sound cool, but I think it's to sound more coherent.
Answer #6 | 02/01 2014 10:22
You must be really smart.
Answer #7 | 02/01 2014 10:50
My father was an engineer, too. Maybe they're putting math down because they only know some algebra, and the other maths that they'll have to take are terrifying, like Trig, or Calc, or Geography (my favorite). Then there's Stat, which I have yet to learn. Math CAN be a plural if you're talking about TYPES of math.
Answer #8 | 02/01 2014 10:31
I've seen professional physicist using the term maths in public interview, it's a completely correct term for mathematics. It's not cool to be bad in that subject though. Being mathematically illiterate is really bad
Answer #9 | 02/01 2014 10:25
"Math" implies that there is only one branch of mathematics. "Maths" is more accurate for most because the average education includes algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and a bit of calculus.

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