Maths Advent Calendar


























Wreath Cracker

Cracker Joke

Q. What did the mathematical acorn say when it grew up?
A. Gee I'm a tree (Geometry).

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Q: What do you get if you divide the circumference of a jack-o-lantern by its diameter?
A: Pumpkin Pi

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Q: Why do you rarely find mathematicians spending time at the beach?
A: Because they have sine and cosine to get a tan and don't need the sun

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Q: What did the zero say to the eight?
A: Nice belt!

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Q: What does the little mermaid wear?
A: An algae-bra.

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Q. Why is the number six scared of seven?
A. Because seven eight nine (7 ate 9)!

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Q. What do you call a crushed angle?

A. A rectangle!

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Pupil: Would you punish me for something I haven't done? Teacher: Of course not. Pupil: That's good because I haven't done my homework!

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Q. Why is a dog with a bad foot like adding 6 and 7? A. Because he puts down three and carries the one.

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Q. Why are misers good Maths Teachers? A. Because they know how to make every penny count!.

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Q. Why are powers like fish? A. Because they're all indices (in the seas!)

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Q: how many times can you subtract 7 from 83, and what is left afterwards?
A: I can subtract it as many times as I want, and it leaves 76 every time.

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Q. Why did the Maths textbook look so sad? A. Because it had so many problems and the chemistry book had all the solutions.

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There are three types of people in the world, those who can count and those who can't.

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If it is cold, go and stand in the corner, because it is 90 degrees there.

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There are 10 kinds of people in this world; those who understand binary and those who don't.

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Try to avoid doing calculus when you are thirsty. You have heard the warning, don't drink and derive!

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Q. What do you get when you take the sun and divide its circumference by its diameter?
A. Pi in the sky.

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3.14% of Sailors are PI rates!

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Q. What do you call a saucepan of simmering soup on top of a mountain?
A. A high-pot-in-use!

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Dear Algebra, stop asking us to find your X, she's not coming back. We don't know Y either.

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Q. Why did the (x2+1) tree fall over?
A. Because it had no real roots!

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I will do algebra, I'll do trigonometry and I'll even do statistics but geometry and graphing is where I draw the line!

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Calendars, their days are numbered.

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I don't understand how to double 2n. It sounds 4n to me.

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Always wear glasses to Maths lessons. They help with division!

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I see you have graph paper. You must be plotting something!

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Q. What did the complementary angle say to the acute angle?
A. You are looking nice today.

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