Math Jokes 4 Mathy Folks
By: G. Patrick Vennebush
Robert D. Reed Publishers, P. O. Box 1992, Bandon, OR 97411
978-1934759486, $ 11.95, 2010, 120 pages
Reviewed by Richard R. Blake
A Dose of Healthy Humor, Laugh Out Loud Jokes, and Knee Slapping Fun
“Math Jokes 4 Mathy Folks” is a collection of funny jokes. Some are written for kids under the age of 10, some for preteen, others for teens or young adults, and still others for an adult audience. For the greatest effectiveness the appropriateness of time, place, and audience of the joke must be kept in mind. G. Patrick Vennebush has arranged the jokes in “Math Jokes 4 Mathy Folks” accordingly, by level of difficulty, from the youngest math student to an advanced math major, or the professional mathematician
The selections range from daffy definitions and pertinent puns, to one liner, and graphic jokes. I especially enjoyed the sections titled “Same Question – Different Answers” and “Professions.” The book is must read for math instructors, home school parents, math tutors, and other math fanatics.
Patrick Vennebush is recognized for his leadership in managing online projects for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. He promotes the idea that the use of humor can be a valuable resource for teachers to stimulate learning, elicit attention in the classroom, for breaking the ice in presentations, and a source of injecting humor into social conversations.
“Math Jokes4 Mathy Folks” is endorsed by university math professors, elementary, middle school, and high school math teachers, and award winning authors. Highly acclaimed fun entertainment for all ages.
A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review purposes. The opinions expressed are my own.