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9/14/2014 Proof, Disproof, and Proof-dis! The esteemed Notices of the AMS (January 2005) included an ...
6/8/2014 More of the Same...Plus Some Light Bulb Humor The esteemed Notices of the AMS (January 2005) included an ...
6/1/2014 What's My Bovine? The esteemed Notices of the AMS (January 2005) included an ...
5/25/2014 Group of Grape Humor The esteemed Notices of the AMS (January 2005) included an ...
5/18/2014 The Ultra-Lite Diet The following advertisement was published in the Daily News...
5/11/2014 Perceived Realities These fit well with the theme of the MathNews for this week...
5/4/2014 It Must Involve Egyptian Addition Using Rates! Can you solve this word problem? If a man and a half, al...
4/27/2014 Did She Get the Job? A female applicant taking a public-service examination ha...
4/20/2014 Fly Subtraction Doubled "If there were four flies on a table and I killed on...
4/13/2014 Fractions Drive One To.... Spring vacation was near and the teacher was trying to give...
4/6/2014 Cow Math The teacher was leading the youthful class in mathematics. ...
3/30/2014 From Anon's Slightly-Forked Tongue Leonard Louis Levinson published The Left-Handed Dictiona...
3/23/2014 Five PreCalc Groaners Question: How do trig functions greet each other? Answer...
3/16/2014 Four Algebra Groaners Question: Miss sqrt(7) had three older brothers: cube roo...
3/9/2014 G.H. Hardy Would Be Pleased... A pure mathematician may be defined as one who is distres...
3/2/2014 Don't Mistake the Repeat Key for the Repent Key! Author Theodore MacDonald writes: "As an aside, I mi...
2/23/2014 One Way to Count Cows There is, you may recall, an old tale about a ranch owner...
2/16/2014 Number Numbness Question: Why couldn't Stu Dent write the number ELEVEN ?...
2/9/2014 Priorities: These Say It All..... Plus a relevant sign of the recent times sent to me by ...
2/2/2014 Laws of the Land Someone sent M.J. (Bellingham) this list of "new&quo...
1/26/2014 Small Town News Confuse Some actual statements taken from small country newspapers....
1/22/2014 Three statisticians went deer-hunting with bows and arrow...
1/22/2014 Three statisticians went deer-hunting with bows and arrow...
1/19/2014 Reality of Group Work Hits Home "Why don't you do your math group work with George...
1/12/2014 One Too Be Read Twice A wife asks her husband, "Could you please go shoppi...
1/5/2014 When S.A. (former WWU student) posted this cartoon on F...
12/8/2013 One Reason Why Directions Should Include "Explain..." After reading the past few week's actual student responses,...
12/1/2013 And the Last of the Actual Responses to Test Questions Q: Name an angle complementary to BDC. A: Q: Name a pa...
11/24/2013 And Even More Actual Responses to Test Questions Q: John keeps pigs and chickens on his farm. Among them, ...
11/17/2013 Even More Actual Responses to Test Questions Q: What is conditional probability? A: Maybe, maybe not....
11/10/2013 More Actual Responses to Test Questions Q: To change centimeters to meters you....? A: Take out ...
11/3/2013 Actual Responses to Test Questions Q: What is a parabola? A: A very horrible disease that m...
10/27/2013 Moving Answers Someone asked an accountant a mathematician, an engineer,...
10/20/2013 Worth Partial Credit? On a civil service exam, the question read: "If a ma...
10/13/2013 More Computational Corn Why is a dog with a lame leg like adding 6 and 7? He put...
10/6/2013 Two Corny Student Interactions Teacher: Seymour, you copied from Elmo's paper, didn't yo...
9/29/2013 Thoughts on the Wall #2 Graffiti from a University of Texas rest room.... Sq...
9/22/2013 Thoughts on the Wall #1 Graffiti from a U.C. Berkeley rest room.... Infinity...
9/15/2013 Math Sight-Seeing On a recent trip to Washington, D.C., my brother-in-law ove...
9/8/2013 Serving 12 And moving right along from the number 11, here is the nu...
6/2/2013 Geometry, Love, and Poetry Robert Service (1874 - 1958) was a Canadian poet and writ...
5/26/2013 Dog Math: Good Example of a Limit A man walked into a pet shop, pointed to a large dog in...
5/19/2013 A Math Student's Nightmare This early treasure from Dr. Seuss was printed in a magazin...
5/12/2013 The Power of Skills---Right or Wrong A high school mathematics teacher, telling his student ...
5/5/2013 Enough Said....
5/4/2013
4/28/2013 Now This Recipe Makes More Sense... A new design from Zazzle.com, designed to "impress...
4/21/2013 Mathematical Daffynitions Definition #1 Fence: The difference between one yard a...
4/14/2013 When I'm Glad I Teach Math Groaner #1: The examination question was a real puzzle...
4/7/2013 Dog Addition to 100 This is an old joke...I have tried to clean it up as much...
3/31/2013 Daffy-Nition Question: What do you call a prehistoric prison? Answe...
3/24/2013 Hunting an Elephant in the Sahara MATHEMATICIANS hunt elephants by going to Africa, throwin...
3/17/2013 Dull Numbers Become Cinderellas In his article (below), Nick MacKinnon offers some humorous...
3/10/2013 Story in Numbers L.L. (Bellingham) sent me this story.....enjoy...!
3/3/2013 Appropriate Price! M.J. (Bellingham) sent me this advertisement taken with a c...
2/24/2013 When Is a Joke Not a Joke? I am always on the search for new mathematical humor, w...
2/17/2013 Students In Need of Some Math Review....Or a Brain! Some parts of the Grand Canyon are a mile deep and two mi...
2/10/2013 Mathematical Precision An engineer, a physicist, and a mathematician were travel...
2/3/2013 New Use For a Möbius Strip Just found this unusual poem....hope you enjoy it, as you n...
1/27/2013 Knowing When to Ask for Extra Help A struggling mathematics student visited a casino one wee...
1/20/2013 Intelligent Dogs A mathematician, an accountant, a chemist, and a bureaucr...
1/13/2013 Don't Believe Everything You Read: 4 Becomes 5 In his Esquire essay "I Say It's False" in 19...
1/6/2013 You Should See the Ones I Did Not Share...3,498 of Them! Recently, I completed reading Gerald Lieberman's 3,500 Good...
12/9/2012 The Good Olde Daze Not really humorous...but rather is a glimpse at the past.....
12/2/2012 Parents Help at Math Homework Parents are expected to participate in their children's e...
11/25/2012 ruler How do you measure infinity? Simple--Start at the end ...
11/18/2012 Several People Sent Me This.... YOU KNOW YOU ARE LIVING IN 2012 when... 1. You accident...
11/11/2012 WTD: Part 3 I was sent the following, under the e-mail label: "Why...
11/4/2012 WTD: Part 2 I was sent the following, under the e-mail label: "Why...
10/28/2012 WTD: Part 1 I was sent the following, under the e-mail label: "Why...
10/21/2012 Stu Dent Says... Some of you may use funny names within word problems, pos...
10/14/2012 A Story in Two Acts L.L. (Bellingham) sent me this two-part story.....enjoy...!...
10/7/2012 Pavlov-like Response with Algorithms These two pictures are authentic...the cities exist. But, t...
9/30/2012 Summer AfterMath vs. Math AfterSummer M.J. (Bellingham) sent me this trig picture, which veers fr...
9/23/2012 English is a Crazy Language: Part 2 Though the following has little to do with mathematical hum...
9/16/2012 English is a Crazy Language: Part 1 Though the following has little to do with mathematical hum...
9/9/2012 The Average Statistician ala 1950 The average statistician is married to 1.75 wives, who tr...
9/2/2012 Mathematical Misbehavior Question: How does a mathematician induce good behavior i...
6/3/2012 The Job Interviews An investment firm is hiring mathematicians. After the fi...
5/27/2012 Jungle Math Tarzan: Why isn't it a good idea to do math in the jungle...
5/20/2012 Two More Songs I'll Never Sing Triangle Song Sung to Oscar Meyer ad melody Lyrics by...
5/13/2012 A Song I'll Never Sing Graphing Song Sung to Home on the Range melody Oh, yo...
5/6/2012 Seven Famous "Logical" Quotations That Hurt Warning 1: The following quotations have nothing to do ...
4/29/2012 Doing Divsion with Multiple Solutions Teacher: What is Half of 8? Student : 0 if divide...
4/22/2012 HUMOR: Helps Understand Many Off-hand Remarks Some of you may be into computer humor. To provide a ta...
4/15/2012 Circular Logic How to confuse a struggling mathematics student who mis...
4/8/2012 New Statistical Unit...With Confidence? Question:What is the measurement term for the quantity th...
4/1/2012 Student Creativity: L.P. Rules! Students often give creative solutions to problems that are...
3/25/2012 Square Root or Cube Root? This photo was found by N.M., a WWU student, and sent to he...
3/18/2012 But How Could This Not Be Humorous? Redfield, South Dakota, has a newspaper called the Press. T...
3/11/2012 Pi Blowing! One of my students (W.H.) found this picture on Facebook,...
3/4/2012 For All of You Old-Timers.... Why is 4/33 called the Lawrence Welk fraction? Hint: D...
2/26/2012 If Numbers Could Talk... What did the zero say to the eight? Nice belt!
2/19/2012 NCLB: The Football Version Michael Paul Goldenberg, mathematics educator in Ann Arbo...
2/12/2012 Some Valentine's Day Humor In my (-1)1/2 and in my r = 4-4sin(Θ) you are lo...
2/5/2012 This One Hurts! On a re-run of Jay Leno's Tonight Show, he told this story....
1/29/2012 Where's General Ize When You Need Her? A student (A.L.) brought in this story from the section &qu...
1/22/2012 Must Be a Former Student.... During a company’s recent password audit, it was learned ...
1/15/2012 True Story! Honest to Euler! As context, Karl Fogel is an Open Development Specialist, h...
1/13/2012 Joking in Tongues Think back to January, 1985 in Anaheim. It was the Annual M...
1/8/2012 Like Son, Almost Like Father Father: "Teacher, why did Johnny fail his arithmetic...
1/1/2012 An Empty Sty An alert copyreader on the Illinois State Journal could not...
12/11/2011 Integrating Math Into English Teacher: John, please use fascinate in a sentence. John:...
12/4/2011 Three Groaners...Evi-Dent! Stu Dent: Who was the straightest man in the Bible? Polly ...
11/27/2011 Two Groaners = One Smile? Al: That's a big five-two. Sal: What's a big five-two? ...
11/20/2011 Logical Question, Mathematical Response Lil: If two's company, and three's a crowd, what are four...
11/13/2011 If Math Books Could Talk Plus: What did one math book say to the other math book? ...
11/6/2011 Rational Reasoning Teacher: Now remember, students, statistics don't lie. Fo...
10/30/2011 Financial Numbers Rick and Dick were leaving the cafeteria. As they passed ...
10/23/2011 Students In Need of Some Science Review....Or a Brain! The light passes into the eye through the lens and is foc...
10/16/2011 I'm Glad I Teach Mathematics! Some actual student bloopers... Q: What is the plural of...
10/9/2011 Students In Need of Some Math Review....Or a Brain! When one class was asked to draw two lines of symmetry, o...
10/2/2011 Creating Little Performers! Kids are so deflatable. One little kid came up to me an...
9/25/2011 Remember Babes in Toyland? I Can't Do the Sum Music by Victor Herbert Lyrics by Gl...
9/18/2011 The Challenge and the Challenged A farmer challenges an engineer, a physicist, and a mat...
9/15/2011 Nothing to do with math... A little silver-haired lady cal...
9/11/2011 But ex Is So Special... There is a big calculus party one night, and all the func...
9/4/2011 Google Fermat's Doodle At times, Google uses special graphics that surround the se...
6/5/2011 Student Airs #5 Mathematics teachers often "fear" yet share the...
5/29/2011 An Eighth Grader's Evening Prayer Now I Lay me down to rest. I pray I pass tomorrow's test...
5/22/2011 Student Airs #4 Mathematics teachers often "fear" yet share the...
5/15/2011 Perplexities of Algebra At times, my mind seems like a sieve Everything goes in ...
5/8/2011 Makes Sense, Joe...Math is the Study of Patterns Teacher: “Who can tell me what 7 times 6 is?” Joe: “It's...
5/1/2011 A Humorous View of Understanding At a social gathering, the hostess asked Einstein to explai...
4/24/2011 Student Airs #3 Mathematics teachers often "fear" yet share the...
4/17/2011 ALGEBRA In the beginning, God created Algebra. And the world was f...
4/10/2011 Filling a Klein Bottle with M&Ms Bernard Y. Tao is a scientist at a large midwestern unive...
4/3/2011 The Good Olde Daze..... This article actually appeared in the Daily Telegraph in th...
3/27/2011 Student Airs #2 Mathematics teachers often "fear" yet share the...
3/20/2011 MathNEXUS = He Max Nuts or She Max Nut I enjoy word play, especially anagrams. Below are some of...
3/13/2011 If Only This Was True.... This article supposedly appeared in The Chicago Tribune (Ju...
3/6/2011 Another $2.79 Mathematics Experience As mentioned last week, my wife buys me greeting cards...no...
2/27/2011 A $2.79 Mathematics Experience What to do? My wife buys me greeting cards...not for an o...
2/20/2011 Student Airs #1 Mathematics teachers often "fear" yet share the...
2/13/2011 A Battle of Pythagorean Proportions Three medieval kingdoms lay on the shores of a lake. Ther...
2/6/2011 Study Cautiously...Why Is This Script of Words Odd? Gadsby was walking back from a visit down in Branton Hill...
1/30/2011 Playing Hide-and-Seek "Einstein, Pascal, and Newton are playing hide-and-see...
1/23/2011 Math Teachers Thought They Had It Bad... Mathematics teachers often complain about how reading or ...
1/16/2011 The Mathematician as Problem-Solver As part of a research project, a mathematician was asked ...
1/9/2011 Invertible Dimensions Teacher: Who can define the term "depth" for th...
1/2/2011 Rules for Students These rules were found in an old file cabinet from the We...
12/12/2010 Rah for Ratios Teacher: If it took six pigs two hours to eat all the app...
12/5/2010 Mathematics Is Going Green Supposedly...at least to mathematics teachers, the naming...
11/28/2010 Square Logic ala Taxicab Geometry An old gentleman used to take a daily walk around the block...
11/21/2010 How Many is Many? In 1982, Ried's Table was published to help newspaper rea...
11/14/2010 Special Number 5 Frank believed that 5 was his special number. He was born o...
11/7/2010 The Eternal Search Son: "Pop, how do you find the least common denominato...
10/31/2010 The Technological Generation While reviewing math symbols with my second grade pupils, I d...
10/24/2010 Battle of the JayWalking All-Stars: No Winners! On his late-night show, Jay Leno often has a "Battle...
10/17/2010 Math-Phobias Plus! Reader's Digest (7/1991) once listed some "worry words...
10/10/2010 What Would Be A Good Sign For a Math Teacher? The above "sign" is the logo for the Carthage J...
10/3/2010 Diagram This Relation...ala Homer & Jethro A young man married an older woman who had a grown daught...
9/26/2010 Doubledose of The 1010 Commandments Ten Commandments for Mathematics (King James Version) ...
9/19/2010 It's Not Just Math Humor... Mathematics teachers often "fear" yet share the...
9/12/2010 Did You Hear About the Woodsman Who Yelled LOG! Known for his good grades in mathematics, Peter is pest...
9/5/2010 Value of Fractions Some people remind me of the bottom figure of a fraction. T...
6/6/2010 And the Final Groaners for This Year! Question 1: What is the definition of a vector space? A...
5/30/2010 martin Gardner I have searched everywhere for a good example that illustra...
5/23/2010 And Even Five More Groaners Question 1: What do you have to know to get top grades in...
5/16/2010 Five More Groaners Question 1: What kind of pliers do you use in arithmetic?...
5/9/2010 A Set of Five Groaners Question 1: What is the difference between a new penny an...
5/2/2010 But it was Arcortes Who Said This! Note for the Record: It was Descartes who said "I ...
4/25/2010 As If Calculus Wasn't Difficult Enough for Students! Senate Panel Approves Tougher Derivatives Rules
4/18/2010 What Is Wrong with This Graph? Note for the Record, from people who passed this graph ...
4/11/2010 Going My Way... QUESTION: You walk into a fancy office building and ent...
4/4/2010 Speaking Like A Pirate What does an octogenarian pirate say? Aye Matey! (...
3/28/2010 April Fool Gotch-yas! Asami Novak has published a list of the "10 Best Apr...
3/21/2010 If Only the World's Problems Were This Straight Forward... An elementary teacher was trying to engage her third-grad...
3/14/2010 The Math Test By: Zane Goldenberg Dietz Oh no. I'm screwed. Why didn't...
3/7/2010 Why Is It Pi-Day? Miss Cellania posted this interesting perspective on Alex...
2/28/2010 Supposedly This Story is True... Deciding to do some back-yard landscaping, my father-in-l...
2/21/2010 G Y U P T? Question: How do you tell one bathroom full of statistici...
2/14/2010 Statisticians Claim... Statisticians claim that a scenic and exotic trip is trav...
2/7/2010 A Holiday is Coming... Valentine You disintigrate my differential, you dislocate...
1/31/2010 Did You Hear About the Statistician... Question: Did you hear about the statistician who was thr...
1/24/2010 Warning: Stay Away From Statisticians! There is no truth to the allegation that statisticians ar...
1/17/2010 Beta Alpha on It... Question: How many statisticians does it take to change a...
1/10/2010 Need to Stop and Think About These.... According to a recent survey, 33% of the people say they ...
1/3/2010 Geometries Heartbreaks are geometric lines They have length, but n...
12/13/2009 xmas Given: ABCDEFGHIJKMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ Prove: Happy Holidays...
12/6/2009 More Chindogu On Math News for this week, the "art" of Chindogu...
11/29/2009 The Task of Screwing in a Light Bulb Question: How many mathematics professors does it take to...
11/22/2009 The Psalm of the Trig Teacher He is my teacher; I shall not pass. He maketh me go to t...
11/15/2009 Test Time...Josh Is A Child Left Behind Today was test day in algebra class, and I hoped my student...
11/8/2009 What Does Mean Mean? "What is meant by the mean temperature?" asked Mr...
11/1/2009 The Truth Prevails... Teacher: "Jim, what three words are most used in arith...
10/25/2009 Let Me RecycleThat One More Time?
10/18/2009 Seating Chart vs. Cheating Chart Dad: "Son, how far were you from the right answer on t...
10/11/2009 A New Consumer's Scan? Carefully read the first line under the headline: "D...
10/4/2009 Equations Obfuscated...Just What We Need More of.... On e-bay recently, a power-seller known as New Retro Signwo...
9/27/2009 Ichiro Math D.W. (Bellingham) sent me this bit of "sign" humo...
9/20/2009 Special Daze Get ready....a bunch of special days will soon occur.... ...
9/13/2009 A Gift of Bumper Stickers Recently, I gave a presentation at the spring dinner for ...
8/30/2009 Re-Warmed Humor To begin the school year, I am reprinting a "classic&quo...
6/1/2009 Bear With Me On This One...I See the Humor Over a year ago, the MathNEXUS posed two problems relate...
5/31/2009 Welcome to Teaching In a practicum, a young student teacher was anxious as she ...
5/24/2009 But You Can't Take Logs of Negative Numbers! Theorem: ln(-1) = 0 Proof: By first focusing on the log r...
5/17/2009 And Another Inflationary Proof! Theorem: $1 = 1 cent Proof: First, by definition, $1 = 1...
5/10/2009 Inflation Has Arrived Theorem: $1 = 10 cents Proof: It is a fact that $1 = 100 c...
5/3/2009 110% Proof Theorem: All natural numbers are equal. Proof: It is suffi...
4/26/2009 Calculators Don't Lie A mathematician, showing her teenage son how to use a new c...
4/19/2009 A Look at the Future In the year 2050, society has advanced to the extent that b...
4/12/2009 A Joke That Fills Me With Optimism! Question: Why is a mathematics text always upset? Answer:...
3/29/2009 Retelling an Old But Good Joke Polly Dent used to live at 600 Euclid Avenue. Now she live...
3/22/2009 Ugh! Question: What does a hungry mathematics teacher like to ea...
3/15/2009 Check It Out
3/8/2009 pi
3/1/2009 Partial Credit?
2/22/2009 Math ala The Movies
2/15/2009 At Home With the Dent Family Polly Dent is watching the television news with her husband...
2/8/2009 MathRoom Conversation
2/1/2009 14 Misunderstandings In The History Of Mathematics In the interest of historical accuracy let it be known that...
1/25/2009 What?....Read Carefully and Then Re-Think Sitting in a cafe, a mathematician, a physicist, and a biol...
1/18/2009 Depends on Your Perspective After an enjoyable evening out with colleagues, a mathemati...
1/11/2009 Last of the Mathroom Graffiti Love is like Mathematics + Love - Hate ÷ Two (people) ...
1/4/2009 Even More Outside the MathRoom Graffiti
12/14/2008 Graphical Humor? GraphJam.com is an interesting web-site with potential. It ...
12/7/2008 Calculator "Inverse" - Part II This is more of what was discussed earlier (11/9/2008), b...
11/30/2008 Outside the MathRoom Graffiti
11/23/2008 Mathroom Graffiti: Proof That 0 = 1! Note: with reference to this graffiti, M.J. (Bellingha...
11/16/2008 Mathroom Graffiti Life is complex. It has real and imaginary components. P...
11/9/2008 Calculator "Inverse" When you invert a calculator readout, you hopefully can m...
11/2/2008 1869 MIT Entrance Exam: Geometry Note: This is not really mathematics humor, but it beco...
10/26/2008 1869 MIT Entrance Exam: Algebra Note: This is not really mathematics humor, but it beco...
10/19/2008 1869 MIT Entrance Exam: Arithmetic Find the sum, then the difference, and then the product ...
10/12/2008 Visual Interpretation of No Child Left Behind! Note: A repeat from the Archive.
10/5/2008 Ah...the Power of Negative Thinking
9/28/2008 Read Between the Li(n)es The following is a letter of reference supposedly written a...
9/21/2008 Some Daffynitions Algorithms: A band that features a former Vice President ...
9/14/2008 A Play On Words...Or Is It? TEACHER: "If you subtract fourteen from a hundred sixt...
9/7/2008 The Sins They Are A-Changing! One of my students (JD) sent me this bit of humor:
8/31/2008 Chicken Inmoebiusized Question: Why did the chicken cross the moebius strip? ...
6/15/2008 Powers of One If this comic does not make sense (i.e. make you smile, rev...
6/8/2008 Pi's Hidden Secret Courtesy of Randall Munroe, author of XKCD: A webcomic ...
6/1/2008 Things to Do When Passing Time Courtesy of Randall Munroe, author of XLCD: A webcomic ...
5/11/2008 A Grammatical Dilemma Which is correct? "Nine and five is fifteen" ...
5/4/2008 Warning...Math Ahead A final sign with many implications.... Mathematics incl...
4/27/2008 More Signs of the Times More "obvious" mathematical humor in the first sign...
4/20/2008 Signs of the Times I know there is some mathematical humor in these four signs.....
4/13/2008 An Overheard Conversation...Unfortunately Teen-Ager: "Is Paris in England?" Friend: "...
4/6/2008 A Shape of Many Names His girlfriend talked so much about getting engaged that ...
3/30/2008 And the Bottom Rung....But Requested by Some! Question: What did the acorn say when it grew up? Answer: ...
3/23/2008 Some Even Lower-Level Humor...How Far Down Can This Go! Question: What sort of computer did Isaac Newton use? Answ...
3/16/2008 Some Low-Level Humor Question: What did they say to Archimedes before he had a b...
3/9/2008 Some Upper-Level Humor Question: What is a kittegory? Answer: A small category. ...
3/2/2008 Some Mathematical Graffiti--Part 2 Old mathematicians never die, they just become symbol minde...
2/24/2008 Some Mathematical Graffiti--Part 1 Statistics means never having to say you are sorry. Smokin...
2/17/2008 Kleine Klein Humor Question: What does it say on the label on a Klein bottle? ...
2/10/2008 Howlers Out of the Mouths of Actual Math Students--Part IV I's sorry I do not know the formula for the volume of a rec...
2/3/2008 Howlers Out of the Mouths of Actual Math Students--Part III A cyclical quadrilateral is an animal that has been taught ...
1/27/2008 Howlers Out of the Mouths of Actual Math Students--Part II A curve is the longest distance between two points. An ang...
1/20/2008 Howlers Out of the Mouths of Actual Math Students--Part I 90o is the boiling point of a right-angled triangle Infini...
1/13/2008 Seek and You Shall Find..... Teacher (to class): Can you find the cube root of 1000? ...
12/30/2007 A Parody or the Sad Truth? A rope overhangs a pulley with a weight on one end and a m...
12/16/2007 Sad Day Have you heard about the statistician who drowned in a ...
12/9/2007 Mathematics in the Real World Three students were being given a test to decide who sho...
12/2/2007 And the World Wonders Why? An international competition recently was held to determ...
11/25/2007 No Remedy Teacher: "Johnny, why are you scratching your head ...
11/18/2007 Go Forth and Multiply! When God created all of the animals, she told them to go f...
11/11/2007 Harmonious Raffle! Some clever mathematics teachers (redundant!) organzied a ...
11/4/2007 How Many Verses? A mathematician, about to be executed by a firing squad, w...
10/28/2007 Announcing a New Best Seller.... Book of a Million Random Numbers (Listed in increasing or...
10/21/2007 To Every Math Student's Rescue.... The most useful invention in mathematics is Skinner's vari...
10/14/2007 The Final Examination of Life [1.] (GROUP THEORY) Either (a) give in detail the proof of ...
10/7/2007 Fair Share in TupperWear The teacher asked, "Tell me, Susie, if I had n...
9/30/2007 Higher Mathematics "All right, Elroy," the teacher said to the six...
9/23/2007 Ready, Aim, Sin! Moving to a small rural area, a father took his son to sc...
9/16/2007 humor links This week's first attempt at humor is a comic, which cast...
9/9/2007 Blame Erich, Not Me... On his "bountiful" web site, Erich Friedman, math...
9/2/2007 Mottos To Live By Everyone has a photographic memory. Some don't have film....
8/26/2007 Mathematical Equations and the Real World Engineers think that equations approximate the real world. ...
6/17/2007 Thinks-of-the-Week Things to think about...and then think about again: I'd k...
6/10/2007 Two Groans = One Smile TEACHER: John, why are you doing your math multiplication o...
6/3/2007 Laws of the Natural Universe Law of Mechanical Repair: After your hands become coated wi...
5/27/2007 Double the Pun An anagram of Banach Tarski is Banach Tarski Banach Tarski...
5/20/2007 Rules For Teachers in the 1880s Teachers had rules 120 years ago they had to follow if they...
5/18/2007 Some Daffynitions Algorithms: A band that features a former Vice President Asy...
5/13/2007 Not Really Humor....But This Is True (i.e. read all the way to the end!).... The following listing was taken from a listing on myspace.c...
5/6/2007 Unfortunately, This Is True...And It Hurts! Dispatcher: Nine-one-one, what's the nature of your ca...
4/29/2007 Here's 2 U! A Mathematician's Toast: Addition and multiplication to yo...
4/27/2007 More Signs of the Times More "obvious" mathematical humor in the first sign...
4/22/2007 Hungry for Pizza In one sense, this is a repeat of some previous humor, but in...
4/15/2007 Baaaaa-d Joke What type of mathematics does a sheep do? Answer: Int...
4/8/2007 Relative Understanding A mathematician and an engineer attend a lecture by a phy...
4/1/2007 Getting in the Rythmn Stu Dent kept pestering his classmate Ima Purfact as he w...
3/25/2007 SPF 15 Did you hear about the geometer who went to the beach t...
3/18/2007 Warning.... π Leftovers Some people (never myself) reach real lows when trying to p...
3/16/2007 Q & A jokes Question: What did they say to Archimedes before he had a b...
3/11/2007 Piece of π Humor ??? One never knows (or understands) the humor of marketing man...
3/4/2007 Two Types of Mathematicians Research has shown that there is a difference between an in...
2/25/2007 The Power of Problem Solving Heuristics! One day a mathematician, deciding that he is sick of math...
2/18/2007 A Dose of Mathematical Medicine Mathematics humor can be found everywhere. For example, loc...
2/11/2007 Warning: Groan Ahead Question: What did the natural log of the 16th primitive ro...
2/4/2007 When It Pays to Know Some Calculus A slightly deranged mathematician (possibly redundant) ge...
1/28/2007 Transitive Property Ala Carte Question: Faced with the choice between a ham sandwich an...
1/21/2007 Some Limericks A graduate student at Trinity Computed the square of infinit...
1/20/2007 Actual Student Statements in a Math Class 90o is the boiling point of a right-angled triangle Infini...
1/14/2007 Press Release Physicists Discover World's Heaviest Element---Nearly E...
1/7/2007 Our Future Old mathematicians never die; they just lose some of thei...
12/31/2006 Comparing Professions An engineer thinks that his equations are an approximation ...
12/17/2006 Top Ten Excuses for Not Doing Math Homework 1. I accidentally divided by zero and my paper burst in...
12/10/2006 Fourier series Question: What is the following? ea,ea,ea,ea, ... ea,ea...
12/3/2006 Theorem: 1 = 1/2 [For "Series"-ous Minded Students] Proof: Start with the infinite series 1/(1*3) + 1/(3*5) + 1/...
11/26/2006 Thanksgiving Mathematics Question: What do you get when you take the circumference...
11/19/2006 lottery tax I've heard that the government wants to put a tax on the ...
11/12/2006 A Literal Interpretation That Says It All!
11/5/2006 Three people are in a hot-air balloon. Soon, they find ...
10/29/2006 Theorem: log(-1) = 0 Proof: First, by log properties, we know log[(-1)2] = 2 * ...
10/22/2006 Theorem: 4 = 3 Proof: Suppose: a + b = c This can also be written as: (...
10/15/2006 63% Chance of a Groan Question: Did you hear about the statistician who took a Da...
10/8/2006 Daffy-Nition Zenophobia: The irrational fear of convergent sequences. ...
10/1/2006 Two Plus Two Is Five "First and above all he was a logician. At least thirt...
9/24/2006 A Question Only Bertrand Russell Could Answer Prove or give a counter-example to the following....(Extr...
9/17/2006 Ask a Silly Question.... Teacher: If I had 50 apples in my right hand and 30 apple...
9/10/2006 Math Teachers' "Believe It or Not" Gallery
9/3/2006 Mark Parisi works Not sure if this will work. Through some Internet browsing,...
8/27/2006 Meaning-"less" Teacher: If you subtract 14 from 116, what's the differen...
6/25/2006 Fun Things For Professors to Do on the First Day of Class The 2005-2006 school year is in the books...and now (afte...
6/18/2006 calclulus tangent Question: Why is it that derivatives can never finish tel...
6/11/2006 The Evolution of Teaching Math Teaching Math in 1900 Chop down that tree and cut it int...
6/4/2006 An Average Shot Three statisticians go duck hunting early one Saturday. ...
5/28/2006 Piece'a Pizza Please While sitting quiety eating pizza in a small Pizza Parlor, I ...
5/21/2006 Fraction Soup In the local resturant, the head cook hands her apprentic...
5/14/2006 The Job Interview A large corporation was looking to hire a new Vice-Presid...
5/7/2006 Tom Swifties "Six is a special number," Tom said perfectly. ...
4/30/2006 Measurementitis Two engineers, Rayella and Ray, were standing at the base o...
4/23/2006 For Those Who Speak Vectorese Question: What do you get when you cross a chicken with a t...
4/16/2006 I Give In to All the Requests New York. At Kennedy airport today, an individual--later ...
4/9/2006 Since Everyone Else is Sharing This........
4/2/2006 fraction fever 4 out of 3 people have trouble with fractions.
3/26/2006 Best If Read Aloud..... Two local farmers were walking down the hiking path together....
3/19/2006 It All Adds Up The teacher asks her students, "If you had one dollar ...
3/12/2006 An Attempt at Some PI Humor Ala David Letterman, the Top Ten List of reasons why e is i...
3/5/2006 All's Well That Ends QED We have all done proofs...and ended them with the acronym QED...
2/26/2006 Multiplying Cows A local news reporter was interviewing a local rancher for a ...
2/19/2006 The Sum of Positive Numbers Is Negative Let n = 1 + 2 + 4 + 8 + ..... Rewrite it as n = 1 + 2[1 + 2 ...
2/9/2006 Student-Constructed Valentines To celebrate Valentine's Day, a local middle school teacher (...
2/4/2006 Ode for Consistent Terminology If we have a fraction with a radical in its denominator w...
1/29/2006 A Proof One Can Swallow Theorem: A BLT sandwich is better than eternal happiness....
1/22/2006 Matthematical Graphitti Can you figure these out? EZ IIII DICE DICE ECNALG ME!....
1/15/2006 The Psalm of the Trig Teacher He is my teacher; I shall not pass. He maketh me go to the...
1/8/2006 A Student's Guide to Problem Solving (Supposedly By: Joe Dodson, Winston-Salem, NC) Rule 1: If at...
1/1/2006 Mathematics as a Religion Calvin: You know, I don't think math is a science, I thin...
12/16/2005 A Holiday Card From Us to You Given: ABCDEFGHIJKMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ Prove: Happy Holidays...
12/11/2005 clever decimal Question: How many mathematicians does it take to screw in ...
12/5/2005 A Calculus Carol By Denis Gannon (1940-1991) (Sung to the tune of Oh, Christ...
11/27/2005 Revisionist Adage As for pushy metric proponents, give them 2.54 cm and they'll...
11/20/2005 Math-Ethics Ralph: Dad, will you do my math for me tonight? Dad: N...
11/13/2005
The Competition
As part of a student competition at a local university, a mat...
11/6/2005 What Was That? There are three kinds of mathematicians, those who can co...
10/30/2005 Holiday Confusion Question: Why do Computer Scientists and Mathematicians con...
10/23/2005
Names for Large Numbers
Stu Dent was sitting in a plane terminal next to a stranger w...
10/16/2005 Neighborhood Watch A statistician, a biologist, and a mathematician are all reti...
10/9/2005 New Units of Measure 1 millionth of a mouthwash: 1 microscope Time it takes to ...
10/2/2005 The Geometry of Politics Question: What political statement is made by the angles of ...
9/25/2005 An Oldie Question: Why is six afraid of seven? Answer: Because....cou...
9/18/2005 The "Groan" Elephant Question: Why does an elephant wear tennies? Answer: Becau...
9/11/2005 A Knight to Remember Question: Why did the landlord hire Lancelot of King Arthur...
9/4/2005
A Sign It Will Be A Long Year
It is a new school year, and the teacher is trying to g...
8/28/2005 Moebius Chicken Question: Why did the chicken cross the Moebius Strip? ...
8/21/2005 The Harmonic Lottery To raise funds for a scholarship, a mathematician organizes...
8/14/2005 Math Lecture Terms Definitions of Terms Commonly Used in Mathematics Lectu...
8/7/2005 Interesting Numbers Theorem: All positive integers are interesting. Pr...
7/31/2005 Complex Number The number you have dialed is imaginary. Please rotate...
7/24/2005 Numbers In Use Polly Dent used to live at 600 Euclid Avenue. Now she live...

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