Math trivia is a great way to test your knowledge. It can be fun to see how much you remember or help you study for an upcoming test. The best part of math trivia is that it can be fun for all ages. We’ve gathered a combination of interesting trivia and historical facts. There are sure to be some facts you didn’t know before.
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Number trivia is an excellent way to impress your friends with math facts. These won’t require much, if any, solving. Instead, they’ll make you feel like a mathematician just for having them memorized. See how many you and your friends can get right.
- What is the only number that has the same number of letters as it’s meaning?
- What number doesn’t have its own Roman numeral?
- What is the only even prime number?
- What is the smallest perfect number?
- What is our current numerical system based on?
- Is Pi a rational or irrational number?
- Which number is considered a “magic number?”
- What is the most popular lucky number?
- What is the most popular two-digit number?
- Which is the most prime number of the first ten?
- How much would the paper weigh if you printed out the number Googolplex?
- Where is four considered an unlucky number?
- How do you laugh in Thai text lingo?
- What is the only temperature that is the same in Fahrenheit and Celsius?
- How many different combinations does a Rubix cube have?
- Which number is the sum of its multiples when you add the single digits together?
- What is the only number spelled with letters in alphabetical order?
- What letter does every odd number have in it?
- What are the only prime numbers that end in 2 and 5?
- How many lives are cats said to have?
- How many cupcakes are in a baker’s dozen?
- How many colors are needed on a map to make sure that no border will share a color?
Easy Math Trivia
Here are some easy math questions for you to solve. These make for a great warm-up to some of the more challenging questions that will come later. These questions are great for children and adults alike.
- What is the perimeter of a circle called?
- What is the square root of 144?
- Can Pi be written as a fraction?
- What is 64 divided by 8?
- Which number is greater, a googol, or a quadrillion?
- How many sides does a nonagon have?
- Are all sides equal in an Isosceles triangle?
- What is five squared?
- What is an angle called if it’s greater than 90 degrees?
- What is five to the power of zero?
- What is the top number of a fraction called?
- What is a shape with eight sides called?
- An improper fraction is always greater than what number?
- What does the Roman numeral “X” equal?
- Which prime number comes after 3?
Hard Math Trivia
Hopefully, you practiced the easy math trivia in the last section because now it’s about to get a little more challenging. Here are some difficult math questions to test your brain. Plus, some trivia facts to see how much you know.
- Does a convex shape curve inward or outward?
- Is negative four a natural number?
- What flat image can also be displayed in 3D?
- What number does a giga stand for?
- How many equal sides do Icosahedrons have?
- What is bigger, 100, or 10 squared?
- What is the prefix meaning 10?
- A composite number has what?
- How many seconds are in one day?
- How many sides does a dodecahedron have?
- When was the equal sign invented?
- What number is twice the sum of its digits?
- When was the number googol first used?
- What is the billionth digit of Pi?
- What is the mathematical name for a pound sign (#)?
Math Trivia for Kids
These questions are great practice for kids to review some of the things they have been learning in school. Math trivia for kids is also an excellent review if they are out of class right now or if you just want to have some fun learning. See how many you and your family can get correct!
- What are whole numbers?
- What does a century represent?
- What is 16 minus 8?
- How many sides does a hexagon have?
- What is 91 divided by 7?
- If Mark has 56 legos and Angelo has 24 legos, how many legos do they have together?
- If Lacey has 84 pink flowers, and Andrew has 95 flowers – how many flowers do they have in total?
- What is 24 plus 11?
- What are integers?
- What is three squared?
- What is the basic metric unit of mass?
- What is the least common multiple of 6, 8, and 12?
- If Josh gives you 17 cookies and your sister eats 3, how many do you have left?
- What is the square root of 81?
- If there are 25 students in your class, but three students are absent, how many students are in the class that day?
- What is 12 times 5?
- What is the largest composite number less than 40?
- If you divide 48 by 6, what do you get?
- What is 4 times 4?
- How many milliliters are in one liter?
- If 6 students share 36 cookies, how many cookies does each student get?
- What is 100 plus 100?
- If your cherry has four seeds and you accidentally eat two, how many are left?
- What is 13 times 4?
- If there are 8 students in Ms. Collin’s class and 11 students in Ms. Andrew’s class, how many students are there altogether?
- What is 68 divided by 4?
- If there are 9 chocolate bars and Chris eats 3, how many are left?
- What is 4 times 2?
- If there are 64 popsicles to split among 16 students, how many popsicles would each student get?
- What is the nearest whole number to 206.86?
- If there are 17 postcards in a shop and you buy 6 – how many postcards are left?
- What is 144 divided by 12?
- What is the closest whole number to 1,569.3?
- What are the even numbers in this sequence – 2, 5, 7, 9, 10?
- Jamie reads 14 pages in her 38-page book. How many pages are left?
There is no need to do any solving for these questions. Here is some fun math history trivia you may not have learned before. So much time is spent learning how to solve problems; you may never have learned some of these fun facts. Memorize a few of them to share with friends, or see how many you already know.
- Hundred was derived from what Norse number?
- What is the Pythagoras’ Constant, discovered by the first mathematician around 500 BC?
- Which Indian Astronomer discovered zero around 600 A.D?
- What number sequence often appears in nature and was discovered in 1202 AD?
- What is the fastest someone has ever counted to one billion?
- What civilization first used dot patterns to represent numbers?
- Who invented paint by number?
- Who is the fastest human calculator?
- Where was the oldest mathematical artifact found?
- How was Eratosthenes able to determine the Earth’s diameter?
- How old was Isaac Newton when he developed integral calculus?
- What German woman formulated theories to understand relativity?
- What mathematical theory explains the randomness of nature?
- Who developed the cartesian axes?
- Where was the first recorded instance of math games played?
Understanding math helps to improve reasoning and critical thinking skills. Hopefully, these math trivia questions taught you something new!
Susan majored in English with a double minor in Humanities and Business at Arizona State University and earned a Master’s degree in Educational Administration from Liberty University. She taught grades four through twelve in both public and private schools. Subjects included English, U.S. and world history and geography, math, earth and physical science, Bible, information technologies, and creative writing.
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