Cracking Maths Jokes

13 Feb

Bringing jokes into the maths classroom can not only create a great atmosphere it can test pupils understand or even more revealing can they think ‘outside the box’.

Mr Barton has a great collection of maths jokes on his site, from those useful at keystage 3, 4 and 5. Here is a great forum chat from TES registered teachers with great contributions of maths jokes. Check out Math Jokes 4 Mathy Folks.

Jokes for KS3

What did the zero say to the eight?… Nice belt

Jokes for KS4

What did the eight say to the infinity?….Are you drunk again?

“What did the circle say to the tangent?………..Eeee stop touching me!”

My all time favourite and incorporated into a free collect a joke surds classroom activity (see here)

I was in a queue for a night club when these two guys in front of me started arguing. The first guy pushed the second and said “four, nine”. The second guy pushed back and said “sixteen and twenty-five”. The next thing the bouncer was on his walkie talkie and he said “I need some back up at the door, there are two blokes here squaring up to each other”.

My year 11 class gave me some stick about that one, but I know they were laughing really!

Jokes for A’ Level/Adults

Check out #mathjokes on twitter for math jokes, be warned not all are suitable for pupils and like all twitter matters content can be varied.

Get in touch @numberloving and check out our free and premium resources in our TES NumberLoving Store.

3 Responses to “Cracking Maths Jokes”

  1. venneblock February 13, 2012 at 8:01 pm #

    Thanks for the link to my blog! Regarding the “nice belt” joke, you might enjoy the picture I created for this joke:

    Live! Laugh! Learn!


    • Sharon Derbyshire February 15, 2012 at 5:48 pm #

      That is fantastic! If you don’t mind I will add to our blog?
      Your blog is fantastic and well worthy of a link. Look out for new post coming soon how we revamp the old fashioned worksheets using jokes!



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