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The Definition of Arithmetic


Definition: A branch of mathematics usually concerned with the four operations (adding, subtracting, multiplication and division) of positive numbers. Arithmetic will include concepts like counting, identifying numbers and amounts, learning the basic mental math facts. The curriculum in the early grades often addresses most of the concepts in arithmetic. It is the basic day to day math. Arithmetic is the foundation of math.
Also Known As: Sometimes referred to as the 4 operations.
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