Attention all math teachers!! This is essential reading! It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that math… isn’t very funny. But fear not, because there are a number of ways to perk your student’s interest in math and make them laugh.
Now many of these math jokes you see below could also be classified as “Dad Jokes” but remember, it’s all about the delivery, so once you nail the delivery, you are good to go! You will have the students laughing in no time (I hope).
All joking aside, math jokes may be silly, but they can also be very educational. So it helps to explain the joke once you say it so that the students understand its meaning!
On the other hand, if you are not a math teacher, these jokes apply to you too, and you should never be afraid to crack out a joke amongst your friends or family. They may not find them funny or understand them, but hey, at least you tried!
Funny Math Jokes
1. Why is it sad that parallel lines have so much in common?
Because they will never meet!!
2. What did the spelling book say to the math book?
“I know I can count on you!”
3. How do you make seven even?
Subtract the “S.”
4. Why is the obtuse triangle always so frustrated?
Because it’s never right.
5. Why was the math teacher suspicious of prime numbers?
They were all odd.
6. What is a math teacher’s favorite snake?
7. Dear Algebra, stop trying to find your x.
They’re never coming back — don’t ask y.
8. Did you hear about the mathematician who is afraid of negative numbers?
She’d stop at nothing to avoid them.
9. What do you call a mathematician who spent all summer at the beach?
A tan gent.
10. What did the zero say to the eight?
11. Why do teenagers travel in groups of 3s and 5s?
Because they can’t even.
12. What do you call a 12-inch nose?
13. Did you hear about the statistician who drowned in the lake?
On average, most of it was over his head.
14. What English King invented fractions?
Henry the 1/8.
15. Why is 69 so scared of 70?
Because once they fought, and 71
16. The minus sign was talking to the positive sign. The minus sign asked, “Are you sure I make a difference?” and the other sign said, “I’m positive!”
17. There was once a talking sheepdog. He ran up to the farmer and said, “All 70 sheep are in the pen.”
The farmer said, “But I only counted 67!”
The sheepdog said, “Yeah, but I rounded them up!”
18. Why did the circle get offended by the triangle?
Because the triangle looked at the circle and said, “You’re pointless!
19. Do you know which tree is the math teacher’s favorite?
20. A teacher asked her student, “Why are you doing math on the floor?”
The student answered, “You told us not to use any tables!
21. Why were the students worried when they saw the math teacher holding graph paper?
They knew she was plotting something
22. What are 20 things you can always count on?
Your fingers and toes!
23. What did Al Gore play on his guitar?
24. What was Sir Isaac Newton‘s favorite dessert?
25. Why do plants hate math?
Because it gives them square roots.
26. How do you keep warm in a cold room?
You go to the corner because it’s always 90 degrees.
27. Where do Math teachers go on Vacation?
To Times Square!
28. What did the calculator say to the student?
You can always count on me!
29. What do you call people who like tractors?
30. What do you call friends who fall in love with math?
31. Why did two fours skip lunch?
Because they are already eight!
32. Are monsters good at Math?
Not unless you Count Dracula!!
33. Why was six afraid of seven?
Because seven, eight, nine!!
34. What did one math book say to the other?
Don’t bother me; I’ve got my problems!
35. Why was the equals sign so humble?
Because she knew she wasn’t greater than or less than anyone else.
36. What did the student say when the witch doctor removed his curse?
37. There are three types of people in this world, those who can count and those who can’t.
38. Why don’t they serve beer at a math party?
Because you should never drink and derive!
39. Did you hear about the constipated mathematician?
He worked it out with a pencil.
40. Why did I divide sin by tan?
41. How does a math professor propose to his fiancé?
With a polynomial ring!
42. What do you get if you combine a maths teacher and a clock?
43. There are 10 types of people in the world, those who understand binary, and those that do not.
44. My mathematician friend has a pet snake that is 3,14 meters long. It’s a Pi-thon.
45. My calculator stopped working halfway through my exam. I can’t count on it anymore!
46. I’m a little nervous about my maths exam. I think my chances of passing it are 40-40.
47. I called my local restaurant last night and asked them if they do takeaways, they said yes. So I asked them what’s 24566 minus 11786.
48. Who is in charge in a pencil case?
49. Did you hear the easy way to make time fly?
Throw a clock out the window.
50. Do you see that circle over there?
He is really smart; he has 360 degrees!
Can math jokes only be made by math teachers?
Not at all! While math jokes and puns are among the best tools, teachers, have to bring a lighter side to the math classroom. They are not solely confined to a classroom setting; they can be made anywhere, by anyone!
How can laughing at math jokes benefit us?
Recent studies have shown that laughter helps us to learn new things by reducing anxiety and boosting motivation, participation, perception, memory, and attention. Even when math isn’t fun, math jokes can be! Plus, if you laugh at your math teachers jokes, he might grade your test a little easier because he think you find him funny!
Do all math jokes have numbers in them?
No, many math jokes only have letters in them and may not involve numerical math terms at all! Phew!
What is the best way to make math fun?
Very few people would associate the words math and fun with each other. But believe it or not, there are many ways in which math can be made accessible to many people. The easiest way of doing this is through math-related jokes.
Are math jokes for kids only?
No, anyone can make a great math joke that is targeted to any level. The level of difficulty that the math joke refers to should be reflective of the audience, though. So don’t go telling a trigonometry joke to a group of 7-year-olds, for example.