These two words seem incongruous: Math and Humor. Maybe my math teachers thought my answers were funny sometimes, but as a student math AND humor? Last night after Bible Class, Teresa Kitchens (a member at Parrish and a Math Teacher at Walker High School) knowing my warped sense of humor shared a list of 31 math puns. What follows are my favorite ten of the list:
10. How do you know a plant belongs to a math teacher? – It has square roots.
9. Why do math books cry? – They have lots of problems.
8. When do mathematicians die? – When their number is up.
7. What is the longest piece of furniture? – The multiplication table.
6. What is a metric cookie? – A Gram cracker.
5. Why do math teachers talk to themselves? – They think the students are listening.
4. Two’s company, three’s a crowd, what are four and five? – Nine.
3. What did the math major mean when she called her blind date 288? He’s 2 gross.
2. What is a polygon? – A lost parrot.
And the number one math pun for the day . . .
1. What is an occupied bathroom on an airplane? a hypotenuse (high – pot – in – use).
OK, here is one more just for today since you can’t get enough math humor – How do you know God loves math? – He told Adam and Eve to multiply, the fourth book in the Bible is called Numbers, and his followers put “+” signs on His churches.