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Twelve mathematical words beginning with the letter M. Can you find them from the given clues?

This M-word is the average value but sounds quite cruel.

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This M-word means to take away or subtract. It is also less than zero.

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This M-word is one hundred centimetres but take care you spell it correctly.

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This M-word is the greatest value and sounds like a big mother!

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This M-word is sixty seconds and there are sixty of them in an hour.

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This M-word is 1000 years.

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This M-word is a unit of measurement. There are ten of these in a centimetre.

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This M-word is the middle value when all of the values are arranged in order of size.

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This M-word is the most frequently occuring value (but has nothing to do with a freshly cut lawn).

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This M-word is the least value and sounds like a very tiny mother!

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This M-word is 1760 yards long at the end of a smile!

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This M-word is a unit of time. There are twelve of these in a year.

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Monday, January 19, 2015

"Mathematics is not only for solving problems, it is also for communicating ideas and the words we use are fundamentally important for that task. While it not essential to be able to spell the words correctly that should not be used as an excuse to make no effort to learn the correct spellings. This activity will also help identify areas of mathematics that are not as well understood as they could be. As it is self marking you are encouraged to try changing answers you got wrong and checking again."

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