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Math Jokes: 101 Silly Jokes and Puns to Make Students Laugh

Why was the geometry book so adorable? Because it had acute angles.

Okay…I admit that was corny, but we all know math isn’t always the most exciting subject to teach. That means you have to find strategies to make lessons fun, like gamification in the classroommath puzzles. or — in this case — math jokes that will lighten the mood and brighten the vibe in your classroom.

And besides, the best math jokes can actually help teach concepts from math lessons. Just think of the possibilities: Students can use these jokes as devices to remember how to solve different math problems!

Here are 101 math jokes for kids to make your lessons more fun. 

Looking for a specific kind of math joke? Jump to any category below:

Geometry jokes

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  • I saw my math teacher with a piece of graph paper yesterday.
  • What did the triangle say to the circle?

  • How does a mathematician plow fields?

  • What’s a math teacher’s favorite kind of tree?
  • Parallel lines have so much in common …
  • Why wasn’t the geometry teacher at school?
  • I had an argument with a 90° angle.
  • Did you hear about the over-educated circle?
  • What shape is usually waiting for you inside a Starbucks?
  • Why doesn’t anybody talk to circles?
  • Why was the obtuse triangle always upset?
  • What do geometry teachers have decorating their floor?
  • What do mathematicians do after a snowstorm?
  • Why did the mathematician spill all of his food in the oven?
  • Why was math class so long?

Multiplication and division jokes

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  • Why did the student do multiplication problems on the floor?
  • Did you hear about the mathematician who’s afraid of negative numbers?
  • How do you solve any equation?
  • Surgeon: Nurse, I have so many patients. Who do I work on first?
  • I met a math teacher who had 12 children.
  • Why was the student confused when he went from English class to math class?
  • Why was Mr. Gilson’s class so noisy?
  • Why did the girl wear glasses during math class?
  • A father noticed his son was sad coming home from school one day.
  • What’s a swimmer’s favorite kind of math?
  • Do you know what seems odd to me?

Counting jokes

  • Why was six afraid of seven?
  • A talking sheepdog rounds up all the sheep into the pen for his farmer. He comes back and says, “Okay, Chief — all 40 sheep accounted for”.
  • I hired an odd man to do eight jobs for me.
  • What are ten things you can always count on?
  • Are monsters good at math?

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  • There are three kinds of people in this world.
  • Why didn’t the quarter roll down the hill with the nickel?
  • What did the spelling book say to the math book?
  • Why do teenagers always travel in groups of three, five, or seven?
  • What do you get when you cross a dog and a calculator?

Fraction jokes

  • There’s a fine line between a numerator and a denominator…
  • How are a dollar and the moon similar?
  • Why did ⅕ go to the masseuse?
  • How do we know the fractions, x/c, y/c, and z/c, are all in Europe?

Statistics jokes

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  • Have you heard the one about the statistician?
  • A statistician got soaking wet trying to cross a river.
  • Why did the student get upset when her teacher called her average?
  • There was a statistics teacher who would always accelerate hard when driving through intersections and then slow down after passing through. One day he drove a colleague to work who was noticeably uncomfortable at his driving.

  • A statistics professor and a math professor worked together on a cookbook.
  • A mathematician sees three people go into a building. Later she sees four people leave. When she is asked how many people are in the building she replies, “Well, if one person enters the house it’ll be empty.”
  • Why is statistics never anyone’s favorite subject?

Pi jokes

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  • Why did Pi get its driver’s license revoked?
  • You should never start a conversation with Pi.

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  • What do you get if you divide the circumference of a jack-o-lantern by its diameter?
  • Mathematician: 𝜋r2 (Pi r squared).
  • Who was the roundest knight at King Arthur’s table?

Algebra

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  • Why can’t the number 4 get into the nightclub?
  • In the expression 𝑥3, what do you call 3?
  • I poured root beer into a square cup.
  • Do you know why seven eight nine?
  • Why did the boy refuse to drink the water with eight ice cubes in it?
  • Why do atheists have trouble with exponents?
  • Teacher: What is 2n plus 2n?
  • Why do plants hate math?
  • Why does algebra make you a better dancer?

Math pun jokes

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  • Why was the math book so sad?
  • Why can’t a nose be 12 inches long?
  • A student asked their teacher if they would have any problems on the upcoming test.
  • It’s always a good idea to bring a mathematician camping.
  • What shape do you always have to be careful of?
  • I don’t get the point of decimals.
  • I knew a mathematician who couldn’t afford lunch.
  • What did one algebra book say to the other?
  • When you keep missing math class it starts to really add up.
  • What did the bee say when it solved the problem?
  • Why is math considered to be codependent?
  • What math problem do German students have trouble answering?
  • What do you call a number that can’t sit still?
  • What did the student say about the equation she couldn’t solve?

3 Other ways to keep children interested in class

Class doesn’t have to be a boring experience for students. There are many ways to liven up lessons other than telling corny math jokes.

Here are three teaching strategies you can try to make class fun!

1. Game-based learning

It’s no secret that a lot of kids love video games. Use game-based learning in the classroom to liven up lessons and helps classroom learning align with different children’s learning needs.

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Prodigy is a form of game-based learning that is already loved by over a million teachers and 50 million students around the globe!

Students get to enjoy a magical world with exciting gameplay and learn math at the same time. Most of the time your class won’t even realize they’re taking part in lessons. It’s all part of the game’s immersive world!

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Prodigy’s intuitive design allows for instant marking, feedback, and the ability to create a personalized learning experience for each of your students. Prodigy is a no-cost tool for educators and will remain so — forever.

Check out Prodigy today to see if it’s right for your classroom!

2. Flipped classroom

A flipped classroom is a personalized learning strategy where homework and lesson times are switched. Students spend time at home going over material such as videos or recordings of lessons. Then they come to class to work through assignments and practice ideas!

This means that students come to school prepared to ask questions and get help from their teachers during class time.

This gives students the chance to learn at their own pace. Class time is spent improving knowledge rather than explaining basic concepts for students to work on their own.

3. Genius Hour

The Genius Hour concept gives students a chance to explore topics they’re interested in. Students are responsible for researching a topic, coming up with a project around it, and then presenting it to the class.

As a teacher, you can set aside different amounts of time for your students to work on their passion projects: anything from a couple of hours a month to spare time during the week.

Deadlines aren’t pushed, and creativity blooms when students get to pursue their own projects. During Genius Hour, students are given opportunities to express their passions and take control of their education.

Conclusion: math jokes for kids

Math doesn’t have to be boring. Incorporating the best math jokes into your lessons can make them more fun and memorable!

A study from the National Association of Independent Schools suggests that “by high school, 40 to 60 percent of youth are disengaged.” More importantly, “student engagement is increasingly viewed as one of the keys to addressing problems such as low achievement, boredom and alienation, and high dropout rates.”

Use our list of 101 math jokes to help keep students engaged with lessons…or at the very least to make them laugh!


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Ryan Juraschka

Ryan is a Junior Content Writer at Prodigy. He is a self-proclaimed nerd that spends his free time exploring imaginary worlds in books, video games, and D&D.

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