## As I state on the front page of this website: Math Is Fun!

A horse walks into a bar. The bartender says “You are in here a lot, do you think you have a drinking problem?”

The horse says, “I don’t think so,” then disappears into nothing.

This is the point in time when all the philosophy students in the audience begin to giggle, as they are familiar with the philosophical proposition of *cogito ergo sum*, or I think, therefore, I am.

The classic philosophy put forward by René Descartes.

**But to explain the concept aforehand would be putting Descartes before the horse.**

It is a play on words from the original quote, Don’t put the cart before the horse – which basically means do things in their proper order – if you put the cart in front of the horse, you won’t get anywhere.

**Why can you never trust a math teacher holding graph paper?**

They must be plotting something!

**Have you heard the one about the statistician?** Probably.

**Why was the math book so sad?** Because it had so many problems.

**How do you know when you’ve reached your Math Professors voice-mail?**

The message is “The number you have dialed is imaginary. Please, rotate your phone by 90 degrees and try again…”

**An engineer, a physicist and a mathematician …**

An engineer, a physicist and a mathematician are staying in a hotel. The engineer wakes up and smells smoke. He goes out into the hallway and sees a fire, so he fills a trashcan from his room with water and douses the fire. He goes back to bed. Later, the physicist wakes up and smells smoke. He opens his door and sees a fire in the hallway. He walks down the hall to a fire hose and after calculating the flame velocity, distance, water pressure, trajectory, etc., extinguishes the fire with the minimum amount of water and energy needed. Later, the mathematician wakes up and smells smoke. He goes to the hall, sees the fire and then the fire hose. He thinks for a moment and then exclaims, “Ah, a solution exists!” and then goes back to bed.

This joke really shows what mathematics is about, i.e., taking an equation that is hard to solve as is, and reducing the equation to something that can be solved. If it can be solved, do you really need to get the answer? 😂

## Additional Jokes

“101 Silly Math Jokes And Puns To Make Students Laugh Like Crazy”. 2022. *Prodigy*. https://www.prodigygame.com/main-en/blog/math-jokes/.

“108 Funny Math Jokes That Are Better Than A Slice Of Pi”. 2022. *Bored Panda*. https://www.boredpanda.com/funny-math-jokes/.

“30 Funniest Jokes For Math Teachers – Math Blog For Differentiation”. 2022. *Math Blog For Differentiation*. https://happynumbers.com/blog/30-funniest-jokes-for-math-teachers/.

“48 Fun And Challenging Math Riddles That Sharpen Your Logic And Math Skills”. 2021. *Abakcus*. https://abakcus.com/42-fun-and-challenging-math-riddles-that-sharpen-your-logic-and-math-skills/.

If you are looking for a collection of fun and challenging math riddles for kids, we have compiled 48 utterly interesting math riddles from Ted-Ed for you. Almost everyone loves brain teasers like challenging math riddles. They are not only just for fun, but they are also educational. According to Edutopia, math riddles enhance students’ problem-solving skills, learning abilities, and willingness to stick with challenging problems. If you are looking for a collection of fun and challenging math riddles for your kids, we have compiled 42 utterly interesting math riddles from Ted-Ed for you. Yes, some of them have been around for centuries, and some of them are new, but we believe all these tricky math riddles keep kids entertained while quietly sharpening their logic and math skills.

“50 of the Best Funny Math Jokes and Puns For Kids (Or Anyone Who Loves Geeking Out!) “. 2021. *Parade*. https://parade.com/1037507/marynliles/math-jokes-puns/.

“Math Jokes – Mathematician Jokes”. 2022. *Jokes4us.Com*. http://jokes4us.com/miscellaneousjokes/mathjokes/.

Mulvahill, Elizabeth. 2021. “30 Cheesy Math Jokes That’ll Make “Sum” Of Your Students LOL”. *We Are Teachers*. https://www.weareteachers.com/math-jokes/.

⭐ “The Benefits Of Using Math Riddles In Teaching Mathematics”. 2021. *Medium*. https://mathladyhazel.medium.com/the-benefits-of-using-math-riddles-in-teaching-mathematics-f486099a5a02.

Wright, Chris. 2021. “50 Math Jokes & Puns And Wicked Wordplay Jokes”. *Ponly*. https://ponly.com/math-jokes-puns/.