10 (Extra Cheesy) Math Jokes Explained

If you’re a math teacher looking for some cheesy yet relevant material, a giant math nerd, or simply a lover of lame jokes – check out these punny math images:

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1. One of the basic trigonometric rules is that Sin(x)/Cos(x) = Tan(x). So, sin(gerine)/cos(gerine) = tan(gerine). Mathematical and refreshing!


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2. A great joke for your calculus students using old school Pokémon imagery. The derivative of e^x is always e^x.  Plus, any opportunity use Pokémon in the classroom should be taken.


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3. The number i is an imaginary number, -1 . It is not considered a real number.  A rational number is a number that can be expressed as a fraction.  The decimals of pi go on forever, it is impossible for pi to be represented as a fraction, thus it is not rational.


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4. To find the volume of a disk, you multiply the area of the base times the depth. The volume is pi * r * r * depth. If r = z, and depth = a, our result is pi * z * z * a.


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5. A hidden joke from Futurama: Historic √66 (sound it out…).


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6. What this suave guy was trying to say: my attraction to you has no limit. In calculus limits are the value that a function or sequence “approaches” as the input or index approaches some value.Better luck next time, maybe try a different math pick up line. Though, ladies, this line would work on me.


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7. In trigonometry, sin^2(x) + cos^2(x) will always equal 1, no matter what the x is. It is based off of the pythagorean theorem. That doesn’t mean this pick up line is any better than that other one…. but hey, maybe its worth a shot. You never know.

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8. Two math jokes in one! An acute angle is an angle that is less than 90 degrees. Complementary angles are angles two angles that add up to 90 degrees.


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9. I have to include something xkcd.  The beautiful thing about math is that there are universal rules that apply to all situations.  There is no room for debate.

“a(b+c) = ab + ac, politicize that, b******.”

– Randall Munroe (author of the comic)


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10. A normal distribution is a bell curve.  This is what educators use for calculating standard deviations and all sorts of other fun things!!!  The paranormal distribution on the other hand is 1+1 = 2 spooky 4 me.


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