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Trigonometry Jokes and Puns

This collection of trigonometry jokes and puns will help bring a spark of fun and humor to your trig lessons. Get ready to make your students laugh! (Or groan…)

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As a high school math teacher, I have been collecting mathematical jokes and math puns for years to add to my math lessons. I want to make it easy for you to do the same with these funny trigonometry puns. 

These hilarious trig jokes are school-appropriate and teacher approved. These jokes would be appropriate for any trigonometry or precalculus class at the high school or university level. If you teach more than just trigonometry, I suggest checking out my collection of over 100 of the best math jokes or my free printable math joke of the week posters. I also have an entire collection of geometry jokes.

General Trigonometry Jokes

  • Why was the trigonometry book sad? It had a lot of problems. 
  • What did one trigonometry book say to the other? Don’t bother me! I’ve got my own problems.
  • What is the best way to pass a trigonometry test? Know all the angles.
  • Why wasn’t the trigonometry teacher at school? Because she sprained her angle!
  • What is a trigonometry teacher’s favorite animal? A hippopotenuse. (hypotenuse)

Sin, Cos, and Tan Jokes

These trig jokes feature the three basic trig functions: sine, cosine, and tangent.

  • Why couldn’t the angle get a loan? His parents wouldn’t cosine.
  • What do you call a gentleman who spent all the summer at the beach? A tangent. 
  • Why didn’t sin and tan go to the party? Just cos. 
  • How do deaf mathematicians communicate? Sine language
  • Why was math class so long? The teacher kept going off on a tangent.
  • Why did the math professor divide sin by tan? Just cos.
  • Why should you take your math teacher to the bank with you? Because he/she will be the best person to cosine for you.
  • Why did a priest refuse to learn trigonometry? Because it is full of sin.
  • What do mortgages and trigonometry have in common? You have to sine and cosine.
  • What do you call a researcher who is good at trigonometry? A sinentist!
  • What is the opposite of a stop sign? A cosine. (A go sign!)
  • What does trigonometry have in common with the beach? Tangents.
  • Why did you divide sin by tan? Just cos.
  • What is a trigonometry teacher’s favorite food? COS Law! (coleslaw)
Trigonometry Joke: Why didn't sin and cos go to the party? Just cos.

Csc, Sec, and Cot Jokes

These jokes feature the reciprocal trig functions: cosecant, secant, and cotangent.

  • What do you call an insect that’s not feeling well? A secant (sick ant)
  • Why should you always follow your instincts when doing trigonometry? Because you might have secant thoughts and go off on a tangent

Triangle Jokes

  • What did the triangle say to the circle? You’re pointless!
  • Which triangles are the coldest? Ice-sosceles Triangles
  • Why is the obtuse triangle always upset? It is never right.
  • Why did the 30-60-90 triangle marry the 45-45-90 triangle? They were right for each other.
  • Why was the triangle the MVP of the basketball team? It always made three-pointers. 
  • What do you call a teapot of boiling water on top of a mountain? A high-pot-in-use.
  • Why did Albert Einstein and Pythagoras go to small claims court? To fight for possession of C squared!
  • What do they call the longest side of a right triangle in the forest? A Hypoten-Moose!
Trigonometry Joke: What did the triangle say to the circle? You're pointless.

Angle Jokes

  • Why did the obtuse angle go to the beach? It was over 90 degrees.
  • What do you call an angle that is adorable? Acute angle
  • How do you keep warm in a cold room? You go to the corner because it’s always 90 degrees.
  • Why did the mathematician spill all of his food in the oven? The directions said, “Put it in the oven at 180°”.
  • What do mathematicians do after a snowstorm? Make snow angles!
  • Did you hear about the overeducated circle? It has 360 degrees!
  • Why are obtuse angles always sad? Because they are never right. 

More Math Jokes and Math Puns

Looking for more laughs? Check out my giant collection of 139 funny math jokes