## Number: Computation and Operations Terms

**Addition:**To get the total or sum. To join two or more numbers together to get one number.

**Cubed:**To raise a number to the power of three. Example: “4 cubed” is written as 4³ = 4 x 4 x 4 = 64

**Difference:**The result got by subtracting one number or quantity from another.

**Division:**To separate into equal groups. To subdivide into equal groupings.

**Double:**Multiply by two. Twice as much.

**Estimate:**A rough calculation or approximation.

**Evaluate:**Work it out! Do the calculations to find the answer.

**Flow chart:**A diagram showing the order of the steps to be taken to solve a problem.

**Inverse operation:**The reverse operation. Examples: Addition is the inverse of subtraction. Division is the inverse of multiplication.

**Mental calculation:**Calculating the exact answer in your head without using pen and paper or calculator.

**Minus:**To subtract. To take one quantity or number away from another. To find the difference.

**Multiplication:**To find the product. A shorter way of adding a set of equal numbers together. Example: 5 + 5 + 5 + 5 + 5 = 5 x 5

**Power of (a number):**The number of times a base number or quantity is to be multiplied by itself. Example: “5 to the power of 3” is written as 5³ = 5 x 5 x 5 = 125

**Product:**The result when two (or more) numbers are multiplied together.

**Rounding off:**A way of approximating an answer or number.

**Squared:**To raise a number to the power of two. Example: “4 squared” is written as 4² = 4 x 4 = 16

**Square root:**A number that when multiplied by itself gives the original number.

**Subtraction:**To take one number from another. To get the difference.

**Sum:**The addition of numbers together. The total or whole amount.

**Take away:**To subtract. To take one quantity or number away from another.

**Total:**The sum or whole amount. The total is got by addition.

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