number work

  1. simple arithmetic and similar mathematical procedures as used and studied at primary level: Also called (esp formerly): sums

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How to use number work in a sentence

  • They did number work, counting their chickens and multiplying their eggs with sober intentness.

    The Shadow | Mary White Ovington
  • "Now the class in number work will recite," said the owl teacher, as she took a piece of blue chalk and went to the blackboard.

    Jacko and Jumpo Kinkytail | Howard R. Garis
  • I don't write a bit well, and I never get the mental number-work right.

    Understood Betsy | Dorothy Canfield
  • The current prices and approximate quantity needed for a meal made practical number work.

    Primary Handwork | Ella Victoria Dobbs
  • "A lot, I guess," said Flossie, who forgot all about the number-work she had studied for a little while in school.