Poll: Math or Maths?
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Maths on both
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Math on first, Maths on second
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#1
Do you refer to the following context as math, or maths? Which is the proper way to say it?

"I have to go do my *context* homework."
"I have *context* class in an hour."

Poll up soon.
#3
Depends on whether I can be bothered to type the "s".

No, I don't talk about maths
#6
Quote by freedoms_stain
Maths, it's a contraction of Mathematics, Math feels wrong in my mouth.

In the States, I've never heard it has maths. That's odd.


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#9
Math is like Pokemon

The plural of Pokemon is Pokemon
The plural of Math is Math
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#10
"maths" if your English... "math" if your american
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#12
Maths, just the way we all say it in Scotland I beleive.
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#13
Actually, just saying "Math" seems like saying "Mathematic" It's just plain wrong...
#14
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#15
Maths.


You usually say 'math' if you're a Yank.
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#16
Maths, because (as already stated) it's an abbreviation of mathematics and exists only in plural form. I know Americans say 'math', but you don't go aorund saying 'physic' instead of 'physics' do you? No. 'Maths' is correct
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maths is the correct way.

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maths it is, was and shall remain.
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#18
i want to beat anyone who uses the word maths.
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#19
Maths.... Math is just horrible
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Math is like Pokemon

The plural of Pokemon is Pokemon
The plural of Math is Math


It's not a bloody plural though is it.

There's no such thing as a mathematic. The term is mathematics, hence maths.

Math isn't particularly wrong, but in English it's maths.
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#21
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i want to beat anyone who uses the word maths.

well speak a different language then
#22
Math is a general subject, there being only one, plus I'm American, sooooo. Math. You don't say you're doing Bios (Biology) do you? Small trivial difference really.
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i want to beat anyone who uses the word maths.


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#25
i say math, and i've never really hear anyone say maths in the u.s.
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Maths, just the way we all say it in Scotland I beleive.


my maths teacher is scottish XD
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#27
I'm sure that there was some logical explanation for the american use of math, but I can't remember it.

there must be one because I remember conceding that there was no right or wrong and both were acceptable depending on where you came from.

can anyone rationalise the use of the word 'math'?
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Maths, it's a contraction of Mathematics, Math feels wrong in my mouth.

Someone doesn't know what a contraction is.
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#30
Math is as much a contraction of mathematics as maths. As far as I know it's purely a dialectical thing, so nrither is wrong. I have always said maths, but now, math seems to sound better... I talk to Americans too much.
#31
Maths - Traditional English
Math - AmeriEnglish.
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Yeah but Maths class sounds weird..too many "s"

that why you just say maths
#35
Maths. It's English.
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Maths makes sense.

Mathematics.



Math also makes sense,
Mathematics.


On topic i say Math.
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#37
On this side if the pond we say Maths and in the USA they say Math because they're thick.
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#40
Hate to break it to you Brits, but "Maths" isn't a contraction of Mathematics. Isn't, for example, is a contraction of is and not, you need two words to make is a contraction. Now "Math" and "Maths" are both abbreviations of Mathematics, and often times abbreviations add or subtract letters to make the abbreviation more fluid sounding as this is the reason for an abbreviation in the first place. SO technically either "Math" or "Maths" is correct based on local dialect and colloquialisms. Therefore you limey blokes and us dirty yanks are both correct. Yay for getting along!
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