Arithmetic Math, Operations

arithmetic math, plus and division symbols

Welcome to the Arithmetic Math page.

Once basic counting has been learned, the next step in understanding Math comes to the topic of arithmetic, one of the oldest and most elementary branch of Mathematics.
Dealing with numbers and the key operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

Mental arithmetic is something that most of us do everyday. Situations such as working out how much money to spend on food or deciding how many hours to dedicate to a specific task or activity like homework, will involve working with numbers and ultimately coming up with an answer.

“Arithmetic is to Mathematics as spelling is to writing.” This is a fairly common phrase that some may have already heard or read before, a phrase that sums up the place of arithmetic very well.

So if you’re looking for some examples of how to perform the key arithmetic operations, more information can be seen in the pages below.

Arithmetic Math Pages

- Addition Sums
Addition sums form the most basic of Arithmetic sums. But that doesn't mean they're boring.

- Subtraction Sums
Sums that generally take a bit more effort than addition sums, learning how to subtract numbers properly is an important skill.

- Multiplication
Multiplication of numbers can be done in the shape of Long Multiplication, and Short Multiplication.

- Basic Division Introduction
- Short Division
- Long Division
An introduction to the concept of Basic Division. Followed by examples of examples of short and long division sums, step by step.

- Positive and Negative Numbers, Adding Subtracting
- Positive and Negative Numbers, Dividing Multiplying
Arithmetic can be done with negative numbers as well as positive numbers, but with enough practice, the presence of negative numbers doesn't have to pose any problems.

 ›  Arithmetic 1

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