Illustrated Maths Dictionary

My Maths Buddy Dictionary

My Maths Buddy dictionary is a real buddy for your child throughout their school career.

The book contains Maths terminology starting from grade 3 all the way to grade 12 which is 10 years of school!

It is very convenient because if your child is in grade 7, for example, he or she would be able to refresh their memory on Maths topics from the previous grades without asking their teacher, or parents and without looking for other references such as Internet or other books.

In our experience working with children and after surveying many Maths teachers we know learners do not like asking teachers about something they do not understand, so with the My Maths Buddy at hand they always can refer to it.

My Maths Buddy dictionary is part of the Maths Understanding Made Simple kit and can be purchased separately.


Parent Testimonial

"What's nice about the book is its very easy to use, you can quickly reference something...and they (Des's kids) started working on their own and finding their own solutions to the problems that they had.”

Des Muller
Parent & Engineer

It is Not Just a Glossary

My Maths Buddy is not just a glossary that gives brief descriptions of Maths terms. My Maths Buddy is so much more! The definitions in My Maths Buddy give FULL UNDERSTANDING to a child, so when they read them they are able to think with the term and understand it fully.

Here are the main components of the definitions that bring better understanding to a child:

Let’s look at this example:

 The comprehensive definition itself

 Real examples of application of the word in life which connects the child with his environment and make Maths real to them

 Pictures and diagrams that significantly improve a child’s understanding

 Simple English in the definitions allowing a child to comprehend better

 The origin of the word which makes learning interesting and significantly contributes to data retention by a child

It is also very convenient for you as a parent to use it when you help your child with Maths. After reading the definition you will be able to:

 understand it yourself fully and

 help your child to understand it

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Parent Testimonial

“Oh My Goodness!!! I finally got the dictionary and put it to the test straight away!! I was helping Chloe with maths homework and she asked me what “tessellate” meant. I had never heard of that word so quickly looked it up and to my surprise... ha-ha-hah the word was in your dictionary!!

We went on to look up some more words that my daughter couldn’t understand and found all of them so nicely explained.”

Veronica L
Cape Town

Teacher Testimonial

“My Maths Buddy has helped me a lot in my classroom, because most of my learners marks have improved a lot. Most of them are getting 75% after using My Maths Buddy.

I use it to prepare my lessons with too. Those using My Maths Buddy are able to do the work on their own”

Abigail Paile
Grade 9 Maths Teacher

Why My Maths Buddy?

We have spent hundreds of hours developing this book to make sure that it is the most user friendly and effective help it can be for children and parents alike, and we have achieved that goal.

The My Maths Buddy dictionary has been on the market for the past 7 years with more than 50 000 copies sold during that time. Many teachers, parents and learners have sent us positive feedback about how this book has helped them and how many learners ended up passing Maths with distinction. As a result, many kids have been able to get into university, achieve degrees in engineering, accounting, actuarial science, etc. when before they could only dream about it.

Children love My Maths Buddy and use it, parents praise it and Maths teachers use it daily to prepare for their lessons and bring that crystal clear understanding of Maths to their learners.

If your child struggles with Maths, if you struggle to help your child with Maths, if you feel you spend way too much time helping your child with Maths with no clear improvement– you should get a copy of My Maths Buddy!


Parent Testimonial

“Our school teacher recommended My Maths Buddy for my son to assist him with maths as he had difficulties in understanding some maths terms. I got this book for him and he started to use it. This book helped him to understand maths terms that were too confusing for him before. He says that he especially likes that My Maths Buddy is very colourful book and it makes it fun to learn maths.”

Tracy D B

Why My Maths Buddy is so Effective?

My Maths Buddy Dictionary Tour

My Maths Buddy dictionary is the only dictionary on the market that has an introductory chapter explaining the main reason for failure and difficulty with Maths.

Given in simple English it is understood by parents, teachers and learners alike, with ease, and when applied by learners brings miraculous results. This includes increased pass rates – sometimes doubling what a child was getting previously.

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How to use the My Maths Buddy dictionary?

This dictionary is designed to be very user-friendly. It contains more than 600 Maths terms that your child will encounter while studying Maths at school. These terms are from Grade 3 to Grade 12 which is 10 years of school in one book!

Each word is colour coded according to the Grade in which your child will encounter the word for the first time. For example, if the word ‘percent’ gets introduced to learners in Grade 6 for the first time then this word will have a green border and so on.

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How to use the My Maths Buddy dictionary?

Each main division of Mathematics as well as Mathematics itself has its own dedicated chapter explaining it in very simple English and with lots of examples, the full definition, what the purpose of this subject is and how it applies in life.

You will find the best information on Mathematics, Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry and Calculus. It is the only dictionary in a world that does this for the learner as we found that very often the difficulties in Maths start with not understanding what Maths is!

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Below are just the first pages of each chapter to give you an idea, and not the whole chapter.

Each definition in this dictionary is carefully researched and presented in such a way that it gives the full conceptual understanding of the word. It is written in simple English so as to not make the subject of Maths complicated and confusing.

Each definition contain the data on:

  1. what part of speech it is
  2. how one pronounces the word
  3. the actual definition of the word
  4. it’s usage and application in real life
  5. illustration/ picture/ diagram
  6. the origin of the word

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Why real life examples?

Maths is such an abstract subject for the majority of learners and parents. A child very often has difficulties visualizing maths terms and their application in life and thus can’t understand them. To give you an example, try to learn and understand how to drive a car without ever seeing a car and seeing how it operates in life. It would be quite difficult, not so?

In this book we have real life examples for the terms so that a child can see how these terms apply or are applied. After all why do we study this subject at all if we do not apply it in real life?

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Why origins?

Origins are a vital component in the understanding of a word. Let’s take, for example, the Maths term ‘acute angle’. If you look in a good etymology dictionary (etymology – where the words originally come from; the origin of it) you will see that the word ‘acute’ comes from the Latin word ‘acutus’ which means ‘sharp or pointed’ and the word ‘angle’ comes from the Latin word ‘angulus’ which means ‘corner’.

Doesn’t that give you a better idea of what the term ‘acute angle’ means?

If a child knows where the word comes from they better understand why it exists.

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Learner Testimonial

"Hi, I just matriculated last year. I got a distinction in Maths with 88%. I didn’t do it alone… of course I had MY MATHS BUDDY. Well at first, I just did Maths without a clear understanding of the key words.

My Maths Buddy made me realise that Maths is not just numbers but A LANGUAGE… Understanding the words made it possible for me to solve all the problems with EASE ... with all the examples given, like the usage of pictures makes all concepts simple and Maths becomes interesting.

On the other hand, it just became a whole lot of fun going through the question paper, with all the information that I had acquired from My Maths Buddy. I never scratched my head during the exam session. Due to human error I didn’t get the 100% I had hoped for. I recommend all Maths pupils to use the Maths Buddy. It is reliable and provides all there is to know. THANK YOU, MY MATHS BUDDY. I am a good Mathematician”

Given Mtshabi
University of JHB Student

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