“I want to be a math teacher,” says the 17-year-old, her printed green scarf falling on to her lap.
When I attended Hunter, I was Eleanor Roeloffs fulfilling the language and math courses required at the time.
We had just begun our math class when the teacher suddenly got up and walked out of the room.
American English shortening of mathematics, 1890; the British preference, maths, is attested from 1911.
"a mowing," Old English mæð "mowing, cutting of grass," from Proto-Germanic *mediz (cf. Old Frisian meth, Old High German mad, German Mahd "mowing, hay crop"), from PIE *me- "to cut down grass or grain with a sickle or scythe" (see mow).