\ˈmath \

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Parents may enroll their children in math and reading enrichment programs as an extension to typical on-campus schooling or to improve their skills in specific subject areas. Jane Stueckemann, Houston Chronicle, "Enrichment programs can help students reach beyond the classroom," 7 July 2018 Yes, the study confirms: Overall, in the average U.S. school district, girls and boys are performing about the same in math. Alia Wong, The Atlantic, "Why Are Rich, White Girls Struggling in Math?," 18 June 2018 In math, students in most grades posted the highest scores since the FSA was introduced in 2015, replacing the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test or FCAT., "Florida releases 2018 test results for reading, math, science and social studies," 15 June 2018 Women who majored in math and got the same grades only had a callback rate of 8%. Lucinda Shen, Fortune, "What's Stopping Female Jobseekers From Landing Interviews? Their 'A' Grades, Says Study," 3 May 2018 To Stan Hugo, a retired math teacher whose wife, Donna, 80, lives at Beechtree, staffing levels have long seemed inadequate. Jordan Rau, Washington Post, "‘Like A Ghost Town’: Erratic Nursing Home Staffing Revealed Through New Records," 13 July 2018 To Stan Hugo, a retired math teacher whose wife, Donna, 80, lives at Beechtree, staffing levels have long seemed inadequate. Jordan Rau,, "‘It’s almost like a ghost town.’ Most nursing homes overstated staffing for years," 11 July 2018 The first day of class in the Fort Worth district is Aug. 20, but math teacher Thomas Mayfield is already working on a message to welcome students back to school. Diane Smith, star-telegram, "Move over police, these teachers have some moves of their own and they can sing," 11 July 2018 Eight Northwest Catholic students, who are also accompanied by a math teacher, are now completing their mission work as planned at the Many Hands for Haiti compound, Heiden said. Alison Kuznitz, Courant Community, "Students From Northwest Catholic 'Safe And Sound' During Mission Trip To Haiti Amid Riots, High School Confirms," 9 July 2018

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circa 1847, in the meaning defined above

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