Math Jokes 4 Mathy Folks

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Who says math can't be funny? In Math Jokes 4 Mathy Folks, Patrick Vennebush dispels the myth of the humorless mathematician. His quick wit comes through in this incredible compilation of jokes and stories. Intended for all math types, Math Jokes 4 Mathy Folks provides a comprehensive collection of math humor, containing over 400 jokes. It's a book that all teachers from elementary school through college should have in their library. But the humor isn't just for the classroom-it also appeals to engineers, ...

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Who says math can't be funny? In Math Jokes 4 Mathy Folks, Patrick Vennebush dispels the myth of the humorless mathematician. His quick wit comes through in this incredible compilation of jokes and stories. Intended for all math types, Math Jokes 4 Mathy Folks provides a comprehensive collection of math humor, containing over 400 jokes. It's a book that all teachers from elementary school through college should have in their library. But the humor isn't just for the classroom-it also appeals to engineers, statisticians, and other math professionals searching for some good, clean, numerical fun. From basic facts (Why is 6 afraid of 7?) to trigonometry (Mathematical puns are the first sine of dementia) and algebra (Graphing rational functions is a pain in the asymptote), no topic is safe. As Professor Jim Rubillo notes, Math Jokes 4 Math Folks is an absolute gem for anyone dedicated to seeing mathematical ideas through puns, double meanings, and blatant bad jokes. Such perspectives help to see concepts and ideas in different and creative ways.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781934759486
  • Publisher: Reed, Robert D. Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/9/2010
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 200,204
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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When not solving problems, telling jokes, or playing ultimage, G. Patrick Vennebush manages online projects for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. His master's degree from the University of Maryland is in curriculum and instruction. He lives in northern Virginia with his wife Nadine, his twin sons Alex and Eli, and his golden retriever, Remy.

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  • Posted August 30, 2012

    This is a great book with lots of great jokes. It's not a read f

    This is a great book with lots of great jokes. It's not a read from cover to cover kind of book... instead, pick it up occasionally, read a couple of jokes, chuckle, then put it down and come back later. The jokes cover the gamut from silly jokes for elementary kids ("What did 0 say to 8?") to complicated jokes for mathematicians (one joke mentions the "penetration of a knotted one-dimensional nail into an (n-1)-dimensional hyper-wall"). The good news is that there's something for everyone in this book; the bad news is that you may not understand all of the jokes.

    But that's okay. I'm a middle school math teacher, and I found plenty of jokes in this book that I can use in my classroom. I'll skip the off-color ones -- and there are a few -- but most are just good, clean, mathy fun. I can't wait to hear the groans from my students!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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