Humor and Music in the Mathematics Classroom

J.G. Eberhart
Bridges: Mathematical Connections in Art, Music, and Science (2001)
Pages 175–180


The purpose of this article is to encourage appropriate humor in the mathematics classroom as a way of diminishing anxiety and antipathy and promoting interest among mathematics students. The use of music as a vehicle for some of this humor is given particular emphasis. An original song (set to a traditional melody) is included for this purpose.