You will find on this page Math Fun Facts and Games for Kids


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!

  • Funny Stuff

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

math test?

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!

  • Big Number Theory

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

ten= 10

hundred = 100

thousand= 1000


billion= 1,000,000,000

trillion =1,000,000,000,000

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, 000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,

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.

  • Thirteen

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).

Double it.

Add twenty-six.

Divide the number by two.

Subtract your original number.

SPOOKY ain't it?

  • Finger Tricks

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.


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!!

Math Teachers

There are three types of math teachers:

Those who can count and those who cannot count.

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