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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun There are videos for story time, exercise, play, literacy, math, science and music featuring their educators. Krista Torralva,, "San Antonio’s pre-k program, moved online, tests quality boundaries," 24 May 2020 First up, math: How much is your mortgage and how much does their rent offset it? Author: Wayne And Wanda, Anchorage Daily News, "My boyfriend’s buddies rented our basement apartment. Now it’s like the whole house is their bachelor pad.," 24 May 2020 During the segment, Wilson insinuated Trump voters reject geography, maps, spelling, math, and reading. Anthony Leonardi, Washington Examiner, "C-SPAN caller asks Never Trump Republican Rick Wilson: 'Why don't you just call yourself a Democrat?'," 14 May 2020 In my opinion, are people that understand every facet of what's happening to them, including the law, the math, right? Dave Lieber, Dallas News, "NEW! Full Transcript of The Watchdog’s 2020 Property Tax & Appraisal Protest Seminar," 13 May 2020 For those concerned with the scholarship math, per usual Notre Dame is not at the NCAA maximum of 85 at this time of year and may yet add another grad transfer in this cycle. Eric Hansen, Indianapolis Star, "Notre Dame's patient and persistent process paid off with key CB addition," 12 May 2020 For one thing, due to a convoluted bit of epidemiological math, even tests with high sensitivity and specificity can produce high rates of false positives when the prevalence of infection in a population is low. Tim Mcdonnell, Quartz, "The FDA’s new standards for Covid-19 antibody tests leave room for error," 7 May 2020 The material covers subjects including science, math, reading, and writing, and is indexed according to age. Popular Science, "Thirteen free online resources to educate and entertain your kids," 16 Apr. 2020 And hands-on work with numbers, like counting fibers and bundles, may have been the first step in the evolution of the cognitive ability to do more advanced, abstract math. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, "World’s oldest yarn hints that Neanderthals had basic math skills," 13 Apr. 2020

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circa 1847, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of math was circa 1847

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“Math.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jun. 2020.

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