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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 golden retriever, Remy.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Robert Reed Publishers; 1 edition (August 9, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1934759481
  • ISBN-13: 978-1934759486
  • Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.4 x 8.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #18,759 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Patrick Vennebush loves puzzles, problems, and jokes. His book "Math Jokes 4 Mathy Folks" contains 400+ jokes for teachers, students, and geeks of all types. At the 2010 Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, it sold more copies than any other title in the 80-year history of the conference.

Vennebush attended Penn State, from which he received an Alumni Achievement Award (2007). He received a master's degree from the University of Maryland. He was the Online Projects Manager at NCTM for 8 years, and he now leads the development of digital textbooks for Discovery Education.

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35 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Grant Cairns on December 31, 2010
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This is a short book of short jokes, covering a broad range of mathematical levels. For example, it starts with "Why is 6 afraid of 7? Because 7 8 9" and includes "What is big, gray, and has integer coefficients? An elephantine equation". It includes many old classics, but it also has many jokes I hadn't hear of. I found it very pleasant to read, and I look forward to using some of these jokes in my classes!

The jokes in this book are jokes in the usual sense. For mathematically related anecdotes, Howard Eves' "In mathematical circles" series, and Steven Krantz's "Mathematical Apocrypha" and "Mathematical Apocrypha Redux" are all good. For humorous mathematical essays, there is Colin Adams' "Riot at the Calc Exam".
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Maxine H. Simon on May 12, 2010
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The beauty of this book is that there are jokes that a first grader will find hilarious and others that a professor in a math related field will chuckle over. There is something for everyone at every level
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By vacation on September 30, 2012
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I bought this for my daughter who is a middle school math teacher. She has enjoyed using it with her students. She said the students also had fun and it is a great tool for using with students who struggle with math.
I recommend the purchase of this book.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Joseph A. Tremblay III on April 22, 2013
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I posted all of the Pi jokes on Pi Day and they were a big hit. the funny-meter is definitely directly proportional to the level of Math you have completed, many of the advanced topics are beyond me.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Agsunsh1ne on June 1, 2011
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Loved the jokes! I didn't understand all of them because some of them involve engineers and other professions, but, in general, I thought they were funny. I hope to use them in my middle school classroom.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Becky on July 15, 2012
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Bought this as a gift for a friend who graduated with her math teaching degree. Perfect for her to use with her math students and in her classroom.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sharon J. Hoffman on January 9, 2014
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This gift was for my son who is an Honor's Math Teacher at Central High School in Phoenix, Az.
He loves it and has already found fun things to test that his students can think outside the box.
Thanks for this offering. Greatly appreciated.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Therese on January 1, 2014
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Gave this as a gift for my mathy husband. He read some of the jokes out loud, some were funny, some corny, some I had no idea...the jokes run the gamut from basic one liners to involved stories. It seems to me that it is more for adults and older kids of the mathy persuasion.
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