More Jokes 4 Mathy Folks by G. Patrick VennebushMore Jokes 4 Mathy Folks by G. Patrick Vennebush

More Jokes 4 Mathy Folks

byG. Patrick Vennebush

Paperback | August 15, 2017

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The description for the first book, Math Jokes 4 Mathy Folks, fits for his second book, More Jokes 4 Mathy Folks. 

Who says math can't be funny? In More Jokes 4 Mathy Folks as in Math Jokes 4 Mathy Folks, Patrick Vennebush dispels the myth of the humorless mathematician. His quick wit comes through in this incredible compilation of jokes and stories. Intended for all math types, both More Jokes 4 Mathy Folks and Math Jokes 4 Mathy Folks provide a comprehensive collection of math humor, each book containing over 400 jokes.  This too is 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. As Professor Jim Rubillo notes, "Math Jokes 4 Math Folks is 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." 

And as all these endorsers of More Jokes 4 Mathy Folks say:

"If you took all the people who fell on the floor laughing when they read this book and laid them end-to-end, you'd have a very long line of people. It'd be a silly thing to do, but at least you'd know who to avoid at a cocktail party." ~ Gail Englert, Retired National Board Certified Teacher and NCTM Board Member 2002-05

"If you're above the 90th percentile, you'll chuckle or groan at all of the jokes in this book. If you're above the 50th percentile, you'll chuckle or groan at some of them. But if you find that you're not chuckling or groaning at any of them, well." ~ David Barnes, Associate Executive Director, NCTM

"Laughter is good for your health. Really, it is! That's why I'm very glad that Patrick Vennebush has done it again! Take your own journey through MORE JOKES 4 MATHY FOLKS; but regardless of the path you take, you'll smile, laugh out loud, and think about ways to use or adapt some of these jokes in your own classroom or personal repertoire." ~ Francis (Skip) Fennell, Professor Emeritus, McDaniel College, and Past President AMTE and NCTM

"Henny Youngman and Leonhard Euler walk into a bar. Patrick Vennebush faithfully captures their conversation in this collection of old saws, with all the corollaries worked out, along with some new results. He proves that math, unfairly the dread of many, is more than ready to have a good laugh. Like a good joke, good math has a set-up that invites the reader to wonder what is coming, then - pow! - a zinger of a punchline that surprises and delights. Vennebush shares humor found in this intersection that will give a chuckle, maybe a groan, and some sneaky insights." ~ John Golden, Associate Professor, Grand Valley State University, and Blogger at

"While everyone loves to laugh, most people wouldn't expect that to take place in a math classroom. This book fixes that problem with humor that kids and adults will chuckle about. Check out these jokes out, and share them with your students and colleagues!" ~ Robert Kaplinsky, Math Teacher Specialist, Downey Unified School District

"What an amazing collection of jokes, problems and stories that are "plays" on numbers, their names, relationships among them, and how they are used in many fields and by folks in varying professions. I spent lots of time trying to figure out how the answers to questions were determined - strange relationships! - and had my colleagues and students try to solve them, too. That figuring-out process produced many laugh-out-loud results. You don't have to be a math aficionado to love this book." ~ Carole Greenes, Professor and Director of the PRIME Center, Arizona State University

"Patrick Vennebush proves why he will never be eaten by cannibals-he would surely taste funny. The second volume of mathy jokes will bring smiles to the faces of teachers and groans from students when you use these jokes in class!" ~ Fred Dillon, Institute for Learning, University of Pittsburgh 

"Vennebush never fails to entertain! His work is worthy of a limerick:

Patrick was faster than most folks

In learning a collection of math jokes.

They roll off his tongue

Faster than bells that have rung,

So he published some books for us slow pokes."

~ Johnny Lott, Professor Emeritus,University of Montana, and NCTM President 2002-04 

When not solving problems, telling jokes, or playing ultimage, G. Patrick Vennebush manages online projects for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. His master's degree from the University of Maryland is in curriculum and instruction. He lives in northern Virginia with his wife Nadine, his twin sons Alex and Eli, and his go...
Title:More Jokes 4 Mathy FolksFormat:PaperbackDimensions:120 pages, 8.29 × 5.53 × 0.33 inPublished:August 15, 2017Publisher:Robert Reed PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1944297189

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Read from the Book

Introduction"I'm thinking of writing a book of math jokes," I said to my wife.She was long past the point of rolling her eyes at my ridiculous ideas. Instead, she was practical. "Do you really have enough jokes to fill a book?""I think so," I said. "I've got a file with over 400 jokes.""No kidding?" she replied, somewhat surprised by my response."No kidding," I said. "And some of them are actually funny."More than six years ago, those 400 jokes became Math Jokes 4 Mathy Folks, which has since sold more than 20,000 copies. While those sales numbers pale in comparison with Harry Potter and War and Peace, they have far exceeded my expectations. If you're one of the folks who purchased that first collection, thank you.As a result of the success of MJ4MF, I've gotten to do a lot of fun things. I've performed an hour of stand-up comedy - with nothing but math jokes - in North Carolina, Virginia, and Connecticut. I was interviewed by Red Symons on ABC Radio Melbourne. I was even asked to deliver a webinar on the benefits of using humor in the math classroom. Who knew that one little book would singlehandedly consume the entirety of my 15 minutes of fame? At one conference, I was given the dread penultimate time slot on the last day of the program, just before the closing session. When I asked the program chair why I was given such a terrible slot, he replied, "Because we figured people would stick around to hear you tell math jokes." That's quite a compliment. An even bigger compliment was the standing-room only crowd that filled the room with a queue of others waiting in the hallway.Sorry, I don't mean to brag. I only mention these experiences because they've confirmed for me that math teachers and mathematicians laugh a lot more than most people would suspect, and nowhere is humor more necessary than in the math classroom.But the most fun part of this ride? I've been inundated with math jokes from across the globe. Some arrived via email, many were posted to my blog, quite a few were relayed in conversation at math conferences, and one even arrived by snail mail. Like it or not, my inbox became a de facto storage location for overlooked and neglected math jokes.When the dust settled, I found that I had another file with over 400 jokes in it."I'm thinking of writing another book of math jokes," I told my wife."I think you should," she said.G. P. V.17 January 2017