25 Best Math Jokes That Are Actually Pretty Hilarious

Posted by , Updated on November 10, 2022

Having jokes is all well and good, but do you want to take things to the next level? Well, math is where it’s at. By combining the two of them, you can be both funny and smart. Okay, we’re joking, these joke will probably just make you look like a nerd. But hey, there’s nothing wrong with that. These are 25 Best Math Jokes That Are Actually Pretty Hilarious!


Why was the math book sad?

mathSource: ducksters.com

It had a lot of problems.


Old mathematicians never die; they just lose some of their functions.

functionSource: onlinemathlearning.com

What did Al Gore play on his guitar?

guitarSource: jokes4us.com

An Algorithm


Did you ever look at your X and think Y?

whySource: thoughtcatalog.com

What kind of baby does a triangle have?

angleSource: answers.yahoo.com

A cute one


Hint: acute angle


A mathematician just had a baby. His friend asks, "Is it a boy or a girl?" To which the mathematician replies, "Yes."

babySource: quora

Hint: think in terms of logic. Had the question been, “Is it a boy or a girl or an alien or a dog or a car or a duck?” The answer would be still be yes because it is in fact one of those things.


What did the acorn say when it grew up? Gee, I'm a tree! 

treeSource: jokes4us.com, Image: https://www.pexels.com/photo/dawn-nature-tree-romania-56875/

What did the zero say to the eight?

eight ballSource: answers.yahoo.com

Nice belt!


What's the value of a contour integral around Western Europe?

PolandSource: mathoverflow.net

Zero because all the poles are in Eastern Europe.


Hint: poles (Poland)


My life is complex. It has both real and imaginary parts.

complex numbersSource: onlinemathlearning.com

There are only 10 kinds of people in the world. Those who understand binary and those who don't.

binarySource: wikipedia

Alcohol and mathematics don't mix...Never drink and derive.

beerSource: barrypopik.com

Did you hear about what happened to the statistician?

diceSource: mathforum.org



What do you call a young eigensheep?

sheepSource: reddit

It’s a lamb, duh!


Hint: lambda


Why do mathematicians like parks?

forestSource: rd.com

Because of all the natural logs.


Who was the fattest knight at the round table?

knightsSource: genius.com

Sir cumference.

How did he get so fat?

He ate too many π’s


There are two kinds of people in this world: those who can extrapolate from incomplete data

bitsSource: stackexchange.com

Why did the chicken cross the mobius strip?

chickenSource: math.umanitoba.ca

To get to the same side.


Hint: mobius strips only have 1 side


A man walks into a bar and asks for ten times the number of beers as the last guy. "Well, that's an order of magnitude!" replies the bartender.

orders of magnitudeSource: thoughtcatalog.com

Hint: orders of magnitude


3.14% of sailors are pirates.

piSource: answers.yahoo.com

Hint: pi-rates


Where do mathematicians go when they get sick?

Guillaume de l'HôpitalSource: quickfunnyjokes.com

To l’Hôpital!


Hint: L’Hôpital’s rule


I poured root beer into a square cup. Now I have beer.

root beerSource: distractify.com

Did you hear about the math teacher that was scared of negative numbers?

negative positiveSource: barrypopik.com

He would stop at nothing to avoid them.


hint: stop at nothing (0)


A Roman soldier walks into a bar, holds up two fingers and says, "I'll have 5 beers please."

roman numeralsSource: debruns.com

What do you get when you cross a mosquito with a mountain climber?

climberSource: experienceproject.com

Nothing. You can’t cross a vector with a scalar.

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