Math Joke #5

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011


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If you’re going to tell triangle jokes, you should do them in threes, right? So here’s the third one, also original:

Q: Which triangles are the best conversationalists?

A: The acute ones. The others are either too obtuse or always right.

(That one got a laugh today!)

Math Jokes #3 and #4

Monday, March 7th, 2011


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I came across this joke tonight in a blog comment.

Q: What did the triangle say to the circle?

A: Your life seems so pointless.

And a bonus original joke that I just made up:

Q: Which triangles are the most likely to get the point?

A: The acute ones. The others ones are just too obtuse.

Let me know if you thought it was funny!

Math Joke Animation

Friday, January 7th, 2011


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It snowed today – a lot – canceling all my plans and making it a perfect day to get things done at home. So I created the short movie below. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it! This one was taken – and highly modified – from a joke told in Math Jokes 4 Mathy Folks.

Math Jokes

Thursday, October 14th, 2010


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After a long day of arriving and helping to set up the SDE booth, I had a little time to look around the NCTM bookstore. (NCTM, in case you don’t know, is the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the host of this conference.) There were some interesting books, but the one I just HAD to buy was Math Jokes 4 Mathy Folks by G. Patrick Vennebush. How could I resist? It shows what a math geek I am that I was laughing out loud while reading some of the jokes. This will be a great resource for any of the math presentations and/or classes I give.

While I don’t feel good about reproducing any of the contents of the book on my blog, I can share a joke told by a wonderful woman I met tonight.

Q: What did the zero say to the eight?
A: Nice belt!

Check the book out here:

Besides doing the presentation tomorrow, I am really looking forward to meeting Greg Tang, my favorite author of math-themed picture books. He will be stopping by the SDE booth (#614) at 11:30 tomorrow. If I’d known before I left home, I’d have brought my copies of his books to be autographed!

        
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