Learn About Math Terminology in Samoan

Math Words


Math Vocabulary

AdditionFa’aopoopo
MultiplicationFa’atele
SubtractionTo’ese
DivisionVaevae


Word Problem

Addition: 

English:  What is twelve plus six?

Samoan:  O le sefulu lua ua fa’aopoopo i ai ma le ono ua fia?


*The addition phrase to add two numbers is “ua fa’aopoopo i ai



Multiplication:

English:  What is 5 time 3?

Samoan:  Ua fia le lima fa’atele i le tolu?

* Notice the question phrase “Ua fia” can be formed at the beginning or end of the sentence.



Subtraction:

English:  34 minus 100?

Samoan:  Tolu sefulu ma le fa to’ese mai le selau.

*To’ese mai translates to take away from.  Be sure to To’ese mai from the correct number. 



Division:

English:  4 divided by 2

Samoan:  Vaevae le fa i le lua.  

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