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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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ldoce_219_dmathematicsmath‧e‧mat‧ics /ˌmæθəˈmætɪks/ ●●● W3 noun [uncountable]  1 HMthe science of numbers and of shapes, including algebra, geometry, and arithmetic2 the calculations that are involved in a particular situation or planGRAMMAR: Singular or plural verb?In meaning 1, mathematics is followed by a singular verb: Mathematics is her best subject at school.In meaning 2, mathematics can be followed by a singular or plural verb: The mathematics of the project is/are very complicated.
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mathematicsIt said that girls were overlooked in the classroom and trailed boys in mathematics and computer science.He talked about them as if they, like mathematics, were a subject to be mastered.The book of nature, he insisted, had been written in the language of mathematics.Three schoolmasters lived in the house: one taught Latin, one mathematics and one music.ProTech students were taking more rigorous mathematics and science courses than their peers, although their grades were not substantially better.I often ask to see rough work from other areas of the mathematics curriculum.In the same vein there has been a long-standing tendency to equate rationality with logic, and logic with mathematics.
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