In Math Jokes 4 Mathy Folks
, Patrick Vennebush dispels the myth of the humorless
mathematician. His quick wit comes through in this incredible compilation of jokes and stories.
Intended for all math types, Math Jokes 4 Mathy Folks provides a comprehensive
collection of math humor, containing over 400 jokes. It’s a book that all teachers from
elementary school through college should have in their library. But the humor isn’t just for
the classroom — it also appeals to engineers, statisticians, and other math
professionals searching for some good, clean, numerical fun.
From basic facts (“Why is 6 afraid of 7?”) to trigonometry (“Mathematical puns are the first
sine of dementia”) and algebra (“Graphing rational functions is a pain in the asymptote”),
no topic is safe.
Jokes for Elementary School Students…
Q: Why is 6 afraid of 7?
A: Because 7 8 9!
Jokes for High School Students…
Teenager: Dad, I’m going to a party tonight. Can you do my math homework for me?
Dad: I’m sorry, son, it just wouldn’t be right.
Son: That’s okay. Can you give it a try anyway?
Jokes for Professors…
A statistics professor distributes a 50‑question true/false test. During the exam, the professor notices that one student, sitting in the very back of
the room, is flipping a coin and writing down answers. This goes on for two full hours, and after all other students have left, the student is still flipping
the coin and writing answers.
The professor approaches the student. "Listen," she says, "I know you weren't prepared for this test, and I know that you've been flipping a
coin to determine the answers. But what I don't understand is, what could possibly be taking you so long?"
"Shhh," says the student. "I'm checking my answers!"
And Jokes for Anyone Trying to Channel Their Inner Geek…
"I know a gynecologist," Alex said. "She used to be a statistician.
Her specialty is histerectograms."