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Aardvark Press
Claiming to be the world's only publisher of mathematical humor, the press posts the
tables of contents and selections from two of its books, along with prices and ordering
instructions.
Adventures of
Discriminate Boy
Follow the negativedimension trials and travails of the Mathematical Super Zero in this
ongoing saga. Share his sorrow as he is rejected by the woman of his dreams, embarks on an
epic journey and displays his bad taste.
Bambad's Math Comics Page
Proving that mathematics really is a funny subject, this collection of comics manages to
find the humor in square roots, curves, trajectory and right angles. Search for your
favorite concept or browse the index.
Bibliography of
Humor in Mathematics, A
Consult this list of books to find publications that include cartoons, an essay explaining
the physics of a strapless gown, exposes of mathematical cranks, quotations about
mathematics and even poems.
Brian's Page of Calculus Hatred
The calculus Christmas carol expresses the pain of this computer science major who just
can't see a correlation between calculus and career opportunities. The top 10 reasons for
hating calculus includes the moan that no calculus calculator exists.
Calculus Hater's Home Page,
The
If you loathe calculus  and don't most people hate it?  here's a page designed to
justify your abhorrence. Links to other calculus haters' pages follow the introduction,
and if you're having trouble passing, the tutorial pointers may be some help.
Club Infinity Math Humor
York University's undergraduate math club offers its own collection of jokes with the
disclaimer that they stink. Along with the usual engineer, physicist and mathematician
jokes, find the characteristics of a physicist.
Evolution of Math
Teaching
Poking fun at the way the focus of math education has changed in the past 30+ years, this
page presents the same problem as it would appear in each decade from the 1960s to the
1990s. The changes in vocabulary are as funny as the mathematical differences.
Geometry Jokes
This collection of silly wordplay may be brief, but it covers all the angles. Enliven your
next geometry class with jokes like What do you call a crushed angle? and What do you call
people who are in favor of tractors?
Humor in Math
Short on jokes, but long on word play, this page provides the mathematical punch lines to
jokes about a cursed Italian, an escaped parrot and a grownup acorn.
I Hate Linear Algebra
You don't even have to really understand what it is to hate it, and this page explores a
multidimensional loathing of matrices. Find out why the subject's so loathsome and meet
fellow linear haters.
Impure Mathematics
Here's the story of pretty, convergent Polly Nomial who got into trouble when she entered
a large matrix without her brackets on. More clever wordplay describes her factoring
encounter with the evil villain, Curly Pi.
Ivars Peterson's MathLand: The
Cow in the Classroom
This column by the math and physics writer at the publication Science News relates two
anecdotes about his reading experiences with children. One book has a bovine class member;
the other spoofs word problems.
Jacob the Mathematician
Jacob shares his research into mathematical concepts, and explains 4dimensional
tictactoe, the logic of division by zero and the relation between fractal sine waves and
telephone calls.
Just for Fun Page
A collection of links to amusing and potentially educational sites includes the 100,000
digits of pi, the mathematics online dictionary, calculus humor and an automated theorem
prover called Deep Thought.
Los
Angeles High School Math Exam
Parents raised the roof when math teachers actually distributed this updated version of
classic word problems. The questions are designed to more adequately reflect realworld
urban situations than the old yawns about trains and oranges.
Math Forum Internet
Collection: Comics & Humor
Choose the unadorned or the annotated version of this catalog of Net humor; many of the
entries deal with the subject of mathematics. Link to a page on paradoxes, comics
collections and math jokes.
Math Humor Links
There's something for everyone at this lighthearted page, including stories for children
about Archimedes and jokes galore about the subjects of mathematics and statistics.
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