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Maths Action Words - Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division, Equals

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF, Word | 5 pages | Years: F - 7

A set of five posters each with a list of maths action words relating to addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and equals.

A set of educational posters highlighting different words for each maths operations.


  • add
  • altogether
  • both
  • combined
  • how many
  • increase
  • join
  • plus
  • sum
  • together
  • total
  • and


  • deduct
  • detract
  • decrease by
  • difference
  • how many more?
  • how many left?
  • left over
  • less than
  • minus
  • reduce
  • remains
  • remove
  • subtract
  • take away


  • as much
  • by
  • equal groups
  • groups of
  • lots of
  • multiply
  • multiplied by
  • per
  • product of
  • times


  • average
  • divide
  • each
  • equal parts
  • evenly
  • every
  • out of
  • quotient
  • ratio
  • shared equally
  • split


  • balanced
  • equal
  • equivalent
  • even
  • gives
  • identical
  • is
  • matches
  • same
  • yields



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  • Soph Allison

    Well done, although it would be nice in word

    • Paul (Teach Starter)

      Thanks for your comment, Soph! We have received your change request and will get right onto it!

  • Zuriette Du Plessis

    A great resource with a good variety of key words. Well done!

    • Janeen

      Hi Zuriette It's our pleasure to provide you with resources like this! So glad it is useful for you. Kind regards Janeen

  • Caitlin Berghofer

    Fantastic! Just what I was looking for

    • Stephanie (Teach Starter)

      Thank you for this positive feedback, Caitlin! We're so pleased that you are finding this resource helpful in your classroom.

  • Sharon Hayman

    Could you please make a black and white set with a thinner font for students with vision and reading issues. I want to put them in Maths exercise book. or make it a customizable product

    • Kristian

      Hi Sharon, Thanks for your suggestion. Please feel free to request a resource here: https://www.teachstarter.com/request-a-resource/ Requests are voted on by the Teach Starter community. We create the top request each week. Please let me know if you have any further questions, I'm more than happy to help. Kind regards, Kristian

  • Delwyn Wilson

    thank you x

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      No problem at all Delwyn. Thanks for downloading!

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    Thanks for your feedback Kirsti!

  • Karen Fennell


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      You're welcome Karen!

  • kirsti freeman

    Great resources have seen these work in the classroom.

  • Asonia Rice

    Hi, I just noticed that all posters have 'maths' except addition that reads 'math'.

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      Hi Asonia, Thanks for spotting that! Please download the correct version now. Kind regards, Scott

  • Natalie Patrick

    Thank you for adding equals. Completes the set wonderfully!

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    Thanks for the suggestion. You can download the posters, including 'Equals', now!

  • Northview State School

    Did you make one for equals as I think this is imperative. The equal symbol has numerous synonyms i.e. same as, balance etc.