Words giving information about numbers, quantity, or relationships based on number and quantity. Many of these words are frequently used in word problems in arithmetic. These words often
have special definitions for math that can be modeled separately from their most common meaning when used in language.
a: one; one kind of about: more or less; nearly (“The boy could balance about 10 plates on his head”) again: once more, a second time again: once more; a second time all: the whole amount of almost: very nearly but not completely almost: very nearly but not completely and: also; in addition; as well as and: also; in addition; as well as any: one, no matter which one, out of three or more are: the form of the verb be that is used to show the present time with you, we, and they as: to the same amount or degree away: from one place to another earlier than; previous to every one of two or more things, thought of separately all of the group of which the thing named is one every thing that there is; all things for: in the amount of; at the price of [1 hat is $5, or 3 hats for $10] for: as compared with – there is one hat for each sibling left: the quantity remaining after subtraction is completed [There are 3 pieces of pizza left after 3 kids ate 1 piece each] into: as a group contained within [three kids into 6 pieces of pizza is two each] for: at a certain time (“I have a dentist appointment for 2:30”) for: to the distance of; as far as [I pushed the baby in the stroller for 2kms ] for – as long as (“I rolled the baby in the stroller for 1 hour) a large number of; not few greatest in amount or degree or in number much: great in amount or degree compared to containing two: the cardinal number between one and three [There are two balls] up to the time of (“My Bomb will not explode until 3’O Clock”) a period of time (“I waited a while for the bus.”)