Math Symbols Glossary

A list of math symbols glossary used in mathematics.


SymbolMeaningExample
=equals, totals, makes, is the same as4=3+1
+addition, plus, sum of, count on, makes, increase, add, combine, more, and, total, altogether2+1=3
-subtraction, difference, less, decrease, leaves, count back, minus, take away, how many left4-3=1
×multiplication, groups of, double, lots of, repeated addition, pair, product, multiply, times5×4=20
÷division, share, group, divide, split, divided by, divisible, share equally8÷2=4
square root√9=±3
npower42=16
angle∠ABC
triangle∆ABC
<less than2<5
less than, or equal to5≤5
>greater than5>3
greater than, or equal to6≥4
not equal to3.5≠35
approximately equal to2.9≅3
{ }denotes a set{1,2,3,...}
is an element of1∈{1,2,3}
is a subset ofA⊂B
includes the subsetB⊃A
ξuniversal setA⊂ξ
empty set{ }
intersectionA∩B=∅
unionA∪B=ξ








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