Several math puns are often added—a pun!— together into one big math joke. “I’d claim to be original but pretty much all my calculus jokes are derivative” was posted on Twitter by Ian Malpass on May 26, 2014. “Problem with math puns? Calculus jokes are derivative, trigonometry jokes are graphic, and algebra jokes are usually formulaic” was posted on Twitter by Annette Bowman on December 28, 2015. “It’s hard to find good math jokes to tweet. Calculus jokes are derivative, algebra jokes are formulaic, and arithmetic jokes are too basic” was posted on Twitter by Dani California on March 14, 2016.

“The problem with math puns is that calculus jokes are derivative, trig jokes are too graphic, algebra jokes are formulaic, and arithmetic jokes are just basic. (But I guess the occasional statistics joke is an outlier.)” was posted on Twitter by Mr. Duncan on March 17, 2018.

Twitter

Ian Malpass

@indec

Replying to @hspter

@hspter @lozzd @mrtazz @sophaskins I’d claim to be original but pretty much all my calculus jokes are derivative.

8:36 PM - 26 May 2014

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JM Paquette

@authorjmp

Calculus jokes are too derivative. #tearablepuns @Annasach @DragonBeck @rhiannon749 @Alanna_Cormier @authorlisabarry

10:46 PM - 14 Nov 2015

Twitter

Annette Bowman

@BowmanAnnette

Problem with math puns? Calculus jokes are derivative, trigonometry jokes are graphic, and algebra jokes are usually formulaic.

9:56 AM - 28 Dec 2015

Twitter

Dani California

@Escamilla_Dani

It’s hard to find good math jokes to tweet. Calculus jokes are derivative, algebra jokes are formulaic, and arithmetic jokes are too basic

3:21 PM - 14 Mar 2016

Twitter

Lorraine Johnson

@LorraineJ_88

Maths puns. Calculus jokes are derivative, trigonometry jokes are too graphic, algebra jokes are formulaic, arithmetic jokes don’t add up.

5:53 PM - 5 Sep 2016

Twitter

Esther Lara

@estherlara95

The problem with math puns is that calculus jokes are derivative, trig jokes are too graphic, and algebra jokes are formulaic.

12:43 AM - 12 Jul 2017

Twitter

Mr. Duncan

@GeometryRHS

The problem with math puns is that calculus jokes are derivative, trig jokes are too graphic, algebra jokes are formulaic, and arithmetic jokes are just basic. (But I guess the occasional statistics joke is an outlier.)

10:48 AM - 17 Mar 2018

Google Groups: talk.origins

Zeno’s Paradox

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8/17/18

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The problem with math puns is that calculus jokes are derivative, trigonometry jokes are too graphic, algebra jokes are usually formulaic, and arithmetic jokes are basic.

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Davis Ashura

@DavisAshura

The problem with math jokes: calculus jokes are too derivative, trigonometry jokes are too graphic, algebra jokes are a bit too formulaic, and arithmetic jokes are just too basic. As for statistical jokes, maybe those are just outliers. I’ll see myself out now.

8:58 AM - 14 Sep 2018

Google Books

*Laughter Totally is the Best Medicine*

Edited by Reader’s Digest

New York, NY: Reader’s Digest

2019

Pg. 143:

The problem with math puns is that calculus jokes are derivative, trig jokes are too graphic, and algebra jokes are formulaic. But these jokes are guaranteed to multiply your enjoyment.

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Patrick Harrison

@echvinya

Dad Joke of the Pi day: The problem with math puns is that calculus jokes are derivative, trig jokes are too graphic, algebra jokes are formulaic, and arithmetic jokes are just basic. (But I guess the occasional statistics joke is an outlier.) #dadjokes #sortlife #piday

1:43 PM - 14 Mar 2019