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!