In Math Jokes 4 Mathy Folks, Patrick Vennebushdispels the myth of the humorless mathematician. His quick wit comes through in this incredible compilation of over 400 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.
Math Jokes 4 Mathy Folksis 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. – Jim Rubillo, Professor Emeritus, Bucks County Community College, Newtown, PA
I thought I knew every math joke in the world, but this book proved otherwise. The jokes in this book are well-chosen and cover a wide spectrum, from jokes for kids to jokes for math majors, from corny to thought-provoking.
– Art Benjamin, Professor and Mathemagician, Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA
This is a book that every math teacher from elementary school through college should have in their classroom library. Who said math can’t be funny?
– Victoria Miles, Teacher, Abigail Adams Middle School, Weymouth, MA
Patrick Vennebush has put together the most comprehensive set of mathematical jokes I have ever seen. If you like math and you like jokes — or if you need a joke to liven up an otherwise dull and boring lecture — then you need to buy this book. – Guy Brandenburg, Retired Teacher, Alice Deal Junior High School, Washington, DC
Math Jokes 4 Mathy Folksis not your typical joke book. Armed with this versatile text, I can imagine math teachers using jokes from this book in the classroom to help students visualize math concepts, and then using it later in the day to entertain friends, thus proving that math folks know how to have a good time, too!
– Latrenda Knighten, Elementary Mathematics Coach, East Baton Rouge Parish School District
Math nerds and punsters rejoice! This is the book you’ve been waiting for — your perfect source for that one-liner to impress your girlfriend, boyfriend, or 8th-grade math teacher.
– Cathy Seeley, Senior Fellow, Charles A. Dana Center, University of Texas – Austin;
Past President, NCTM (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics) ;
Author, Faster Isn’t Smarter—Messages About Math, Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century
I haven’t laughed so hard since I discovered that imaginary numbers are just numbers with a not-so-real complex. Enjoy! – Edward B. Burger, Professor, Williams College, Williamstown, MA
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: When not solving problems, telling jokes, or playing ultimate, G. Patrick Vennebush manages online projects for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. He has a Masters Degree. in curriculum and instruction from the University of Maryland. Patrick lives in northern Virginia with his wife Nadine, who laughs at 80% of his jokes; his twin toddlers Alex and Eli, who only appreciate 20% of his humor; and his golden retriever, Remy, who has never been very good with percents.
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MATH JOKES 4 MATHY FOLKS by G. Patrick Vennebush
CATEGORY: Humor / Math / Science
Soft Cover, 112 pages, $11.95
Publication Date: 8-9-10
World Rights Available
DISTRIBUTION: Midpoint Trade, NYC
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