On this page we have plenty of Math fun facts , trivia and games for kids.
It is a known fact that many kids do not like math. Our aim here is to
present math in such a way that children will become more interested
and learn to love math as we do!
Q : Why can't a clock run forever?
A : Because its hours are numbered.
Q : ( From Teacher to Student ) How did you find the questions on the
A : Easy, but i had trouble with the answers.
Q : Why was six sad?
A : Because seven eight nine. ( My Favorite)
Q : When do 5 and 5 make more than 10?
A : When you write them side-by-side like this : 55.
Q : What type of tree has no leaves?
A : A geometry, of course!
In the decimal system we count by tens , because we have 10 fingers,
makes sense right?
Below is a chart of our system:
one = 1
hundred = 100
quadrillion =1, 000, 000,000,000,000
quintilion =1, 000, 000,000,000,000,000
sextillion =1, 000, 000,000,000,000,000,000
septillion= 1, 000, 000,000,000,000,000,000,000
octillion= 1, 000, 000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000
nonillion=1, 000, 000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000
As one can see writing the numbers out becomes quite cumbersome. Therefore we use a shorthand notation to denote the numbers. The system is quite simple, just count the numbers of zeros, and write those as powers of ten.
For example one hundred = 100, or in shorthand notation 10 ^ 2. ( Which means 10 x 10)
This shortens our chart considerably
thousand = 10 ^ 3 ( counting the number of zeros)
million = 10 ^ 6
billion = 10 ^ 9
trillion = 10 ^ 12
quadrillion = 10 ^ 15
nonillion = 10 ^ 30
Googol : It is a special number, 10 ^ 100 ( which means 1 followed by 100 zeros) or
000, 000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000, 000,000,000.
While we can write out in long hand the value of a googol, it would take more
than one lifetime to count to it by ones.
You might think a googol is a large number but try this one, a googolplex is a
googol raised to the power of googol or 1 followed by a googol of zeros. You
would not be able to write that many zeros in a lifetime.
Many people are suspicious of the number 13. It is considered
extremely unlucky. Some hotels even skip this floor number.
Try this neat little trick :
Think of a number (any number).
Divide the number by two.
Subtract your original number.
SPOOKY ain't it?
Having problems with your nines time table?
Try using your fingers as a calculator, here is how.
Lay all ten of your fingers out on a flat surface like so:
(palms facing down or away from you).
Suppose we want to calculate 3 x 9, bend the third finger of your
left hand as shown. Now count the fingers to the left (2) and the
fingers to the right (7) , thus 3 x 9 = 27.
The Dice Trick
You can amaze your friends with this little trick. Look at a standard die,
first hold it so that the six is facing up now look underneath , you should
see the one, now hold the five face up (look underneath) , the number is
two. Finally for the number four it's underneath partner is three.
The peculiar thing is that all values add up to 7 ( that is 6+1, 5+2,
and 4+3). So now you can amaze your friends, they'll think you
have x-ray vision.
A CAT HAS NINE TAILS?
If mathematics is about logic consider these next statements proving a
cat has nine tails.
No cat has eight tails.
A cat has one more tail than no cats.
Therefore a cat must have nine tails.
One Day School?
Consider a year having 365 days, if the average teen sleeps ten hours
a day (that is 3650 hours a year), or 152 days , that leaves 213 days.
Next , Schools are not open on the weekends so that account for
another 104 days , leaving only 109 days.
Now if there are approximately 11 weeks of school holidays that leaves
only 32 days, but wait if you spend 2 hours eating, talking on the phone,
etc. ( that is 720 hours or 30 days), leaving only 2 days for school.
Therefore you should go to school one day and finish the next!!
There are three types of math teachers:
Those who can count and those who cannot count.