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When people practise a task such as mental arithmetic it becomes automatic and unconscious, freeing up space in the working memory for more complex calculations. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Still, you can't help doing some mental arithmetic. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Half are doing as well at reading, writing and arithmetic as white British pupils at primary school. The Sun (2016)To this day his mental arithmetic cannot be faulted. Times, Sunday Times (2010)This can be explained by simple arithmetic. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They also may have problems with the formal code of school arithmetic. Educational Psychology in a Changing World (1988)How are you at writing and arithmetic? Middlemarch (1872)The builders may have carried the design in their heads like mental arithmetic. Times, Sunday Times (2008) Simple economic arithmetic demands that this be offset by fund flows from other countries. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Everyone tried to answer this question with mental arithmetic before giving up. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It is a simple matter of arithmetic. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He claims this is a matter of simple arithmetic. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It is hoped the move will ensure that they are ready for algebra and more complex arithmetic at secondary school. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Reading, writing and arithmetic as they used to be called. The Sun (2015)Not being very good at arithmetic, she gets to work hatching the eggs. Christianity Today (2000)It's more graphically polished and has memory and visual tests alongside mental arithmetic. Times, Sunday Times (2012)We had reading, writing and arithmetic. Lost Voices of the Edwardians: 19011910 in the words of the Men & Women Who Were There (2006)Only the most rudimentary instruction in reading, writing and arithmetic had as yet taken its place. The Search for Justice - a history of Britain and the British people Volume III (1990)We choose a calculator over mental arithmetic; vitamin pills over a balanced diet. Times, Sunday Times (2012)This may involve arithmetic operations being carried out on data being held or the moving of data from one part of the computer to another. Computers Basic Facts (1983)So the emphasis behind arithmetic in school has moved away from learning a set of procedures blindly to understanding how numbers work and how to solve problems. Times, Sunday Times (2010)After that, the arithmetic becomes increasingly complex and would require a cold compress over the forehead if one tried to explain its many intricacies. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They were each asked to make a presentation explaining why they were best for the job, before being given a five-minute test of mental arithmetic. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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British English: arithmetic NOUN
Arithmetic is the part of mathematics that is concerned with the addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of numbers.
...teaching the basics of reading, writing, and arithmetic.
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