# 175 Fun Math Trivia Questions & Answers For Kids & Adults (2024)

**Best math trivia questions and answers** help everyone learn without the struggle. Whether you are a math novice or an algebra expert, you’ll enjoy this quiz!

The mathy puns throughout the quiz make you laugh too – *because math is fun*!

## How to Play Math Trivia

- Split into two teams and ask the math trivia questions to an individual from each team. (The person who answers first gets the point.)
- Or quiz a friend and see how many they can get right.
- Use the table of contents to find the math quiz that works for your level and interest.

Now, who will be named the math champion? Let’s find out!

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## Easy Math Trivia for Kids

Young kids love these easy math trivia quiz questions!

**1.** **What is the sum of 5 and 3?**

**2.** **How many sides does a triangle have?**

**3.** **What is the product of 10 and 2?**

**4.** **How many corners and sides does a square have?**

**5.** **What is half of 12?**

**6.** **What is the difference of 6 and 2?**

**7.** **What is the shape of a stop sign?**

**8.** **If you have 2 dimes and 3 nickels, how much money do you have?**

**9.** **What is the time when the big hand is on 12 and the little hand is on 6?**

**10.** **What is an even number?**

**11.** **What is the smallest odd number?**

**12.**

**13.** **How many quarters are there in 2 dollars?**

**14.** **What is 20 divided by 4?**

**15.** **What is the shape of a soccer ball?**

**16.** **How many sides does a hexagon have?**

**17.** **What is the product of any number multiplied by 0?**

**18.** **What is the sum of any number added to zero?**

**19.** **What is the next number after 89?**

**20.** **What is the number before 67?**

**21.** **Name the next number in this pattern: 11, 13, 15, __**

**22.** **If you have 28 candles and take away 10, how many do you have left? **

**23.** **If a shape has two long sides and two shorts sides, what shape is it?**

**24.** **How many days are there in two weeks?**

**25.** **What time is it if it is half past 8?**

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## Medium Math Facts Quiz

Older kids, teens, and adults will enjoy this harder set of math trivia questions.

**26.** **What is the metric system based on?**

Units of 10

**27.** **What is the smallest prime number?**

2

**28.** **What is the largest two-digit prime number?**

97

**29.** **What is the approximate value of pi (π)?**

3.14

**30.** **What is the only number that can’t be negative or positive?**

0

**31.** **What is the first odd number?**

1

**32.** **What is a prime number?**

A number that is only divisible by 1 and itself.

**33.** **What is the only even prime number?**

2

**34.** **What is the smallest two-digit prime number?**

11

**35.** **What is the smallest odd prime number?**

3

**36.** **What is the first cube number with 4 digits?**

Hint: A cube number is any number which has been multiplied by itself, twice. (2X2X2)

1000

**37.** **What is the smallest composite number?**

Hint: A composite number is a number that is divisible by smaller positive numbers apart from 1 and itself.

4

**38.** **What is the first perfect number?**

Hint: A perfect number is a positive integer that is equal to the sum of its positive divisors, excluding the number itself.

6 (6 has divisors 1, 2 and 3 (excluding itself), and 1 + 2 + 3 = 6.)

**39.** **What is the first abundant number?**

Hint: An Abundant number is a positive integer for which the sum of its proper divisors is greater than the number.

12 (Its proper divisors are 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6 for a total of 16.)

**40.** **What is the sum of the first three square numbers (not including 0 as the first)?**

Hint: A square number is an integer (whole number) multiplied times itself.

14 (1×1=1, 2×2=4, 3×3=9)

**41.**

It is also a prime number!

17

**42.** **What comes after a trillion?**

Quadrillion

**43.** **What is the largest one-digit prime number?**

7

**44.** **What number less than 50 is a number whose digits product is twice the sum of its digits?**

36

**45.** **What is the square root of 64?**

8

**46.** **What is the first square number with an odd root?**

9

**47.** **How can you quickly tell if a number is divisible by 9?**

The sum of the digits will equal 9 or be a multiple of 9.

**48.** **32, 40, 48, 54 are all multiples of what number?**

8

**49.** **What number is the square of 10 and is known as the “perfect square”?**

100

**50.** **What number is neither prime nor composite?**

1

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## Math Shapes Trivia Picture Quiz

Next, decide what shapes are in the images.

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## Basic Geometry Trivia Facts

Test your geometry knowledge with these great fun facts!

**60.** **What is a triangle with sides of equal length called?**

Equilateral triangle

**61.** **What is a type of rectangle with all sides equal in length?**

A square

**62.** **1/2 x base x height is the formula for finding the area of what?**

A triangle

**63.** **What shape has 5 sides?**

A pentagon

**64.** **What is the formula for finding the volume of a cube?**

length x width x height

**65.** **What is the sum of the angles of a square?**

360°

**66.** **What does this symbol (∞)** **stand for?**

Infinity- It represents a quantity that is endless.

**67.** **A right triangle has one angle that measures what?**

90°

**68.** **What is the formula for finding the area of a rectangle?**

length x width

**69.** **How do you find the perimeter of a rectangle?**

The perimeter equals twice the length plus twice the width or P=2L + 2W.

**70.** **What type of parallelogram has all sides equal in length?**

A rhombus

**71.** **How many faces does a cube have?**

6

**72.** **The formula A=πr2** **finds the area for what shape?**

A circle

**73.** **What type of triangle has two sides of equal length and two equal angles?**

An isosceles triangle

**74.**

C = 2πr

**75.** **What does the sum of the angles in a triangle equal?**

180 degrees

**76.** **A right prism is a 3D shape where the base and sides meet at what type of angles?**

Right angles

**77.** **The sum of what is (n-2) x 180°, where n is the number of sides?**

The interior angles of a polygon

**78.** **What theorem states that in a right-angled triangle, the square of the hypotenuse is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides?**

The Pythagorean Theorem

**79.** **The Babylonians used what base number system? We still use it today for measuring time and angles**.

Base-60 number system

**80. Ancient Egyptians used geometry extensively in their architecture and construction, including the building of what famous monuments?**

Pyramids

**81.** **What is the distance around a circle called?**

Circumference

**82.** **What is the term for two lines that never intersect and are always the same distance apart?**

Parallel lines

**83.** **If one angle of a triangle is a right angle, what is the term for the other two angles?**

Acute angles

**84.** **What is the name of the point where two sides of a polygon meet?**

Vertex (or corner)

## Middle School Math Facts Trivia

If you get stuck, use the word bank below to help you with this math trivia quiz!

**85.** **What term refers to how many times a number is multiplied by itself?**

An exponent

**86.** **What is the term for the smallest number that is a multiple of two or more numbers?**

Lowest common multiple (LCM)

**87.** **What is the term for a number that represents part of a whole?**

A fraction

**88.** **What is the top number of a fraction called?**

A numerator

**89.** **What is the bottom number of a fraction called?**

A denominator

**90.** **What is a comparison of two quantities and can be written using a colon or as a fraction?**

A ratio

**91.** **What term used in statistics is the average of a data set?**

Mean

**92.** **What term used in statistics is for the value in the middle of a data set?**

Median

**93. What term used in statistics is the number in a set of numbers that appears the most often?**

Mode

**94.** **What is the term for a number’s distance from zero on a number line?**

Absolute value

**95.** **What is the name for this?**

** x = (-b ±√(b^2 – 4ac)) / 2a**

Quadratic formula

**96.** **What is the name for a statement that two expressions are not equal or that one is greater than or less than the other?**

An inequality

**97.** **A coordinate system uses an x-axis and what other axis to locate points on a plane?**

y-axis

**98.** **What is the point (0,0) called on a coordinate system?**

The origin

**99.** **True or False: Rational numbers are numbers that can be expressed as fractions or decimals.**

True

**100.** **True or False: Real numbers include only rational numbers.**

False- Real numbers include both rational and irrational numbers.

**101.** **True or False: Integers are whole numbers, including positive and negative numbers, as well as zero.**

True

**102.** **What unit of measure is used in the U.S. customary measurement system?**

**A. Grams**

**B. Liters**

**C. Meters**

**D. Pounds**

Answer: D-Pounds

**103.** **What is this property called? a(b + c) = ab + ac**

**A. Commutative Property?**

**B. Associative Property**

**C. Distributive Property**

**D. Property of Zero**

Answer: C: Distributive Property

**104.** **What operation is first in the order of operations?**

**A. Exponents**

**B. Multiplication & Division**

**C. Parentheses**

**D. Addition and Subtraction**

Answer: C- Parentheses

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## Interesting and Funny Math Facts Trivia

**105.** **What number, considered unlucky in many cultures, is considered lucky by Italians?**

13

**106.** **What 3-digit number is considered lucky in many cultures?**

777

**107.** **What number is considered unlucky in Japan because it sounds similar to the word for death?**

4

**108.** **In Hinduism, what number is considered sacred and appreas in many religious traditions and practices?**

108

**109.** **What appears in many natural phenomena, such as the arrangement of leaves on a stem or the spirals on a seashell and is where each number is the sum of the two preceding numbers?**

The Fibonacci sequence

**110.** **True or False: The ancient Chinese believed that even numbers were feminine and odd numbers were masculine.**

True

**111.** **What did the ancient Greeks believe that the universe was made up of which they believed were indivisible and had a mathematical structure?**

Atoms

**112.** **In Chinese culture, when this number comes before a lucky number, the result is considered unlucky. What is this number?**

5

**113.** **The ancient Egyptians expected that fractions should always have what digit in the numerator?**

**A. 1**

**B. 2**

**C. 3**

**D. 4**

Answer: A-1

**114.** **The ancient Babylonians were the first to us a positional number system. What does this mean?**

The value of a digit depends on its position in the number.

**115.** **Using complex mathematical formulas and tables, the ancient Babylonians were able to calculate the position of what?**

Planets

**116.** **What civilization developed** **a sophisticated calendar system that was based on complex mathematical calculations and observations of the stars and planets?**

The Mayans

**117.** **The word “mathematics” comes from what Greek word which means “that which is learned.”**

Mathema

**118.** **What mathematical theorem is named after the actor Kevin Bacon?**

The “Bacon Number”

**119. **

Answer: A- Equal sign

**120. What is the name of the ratio found in nature and that has been used in art and architecture for centuries?**

**A. Archimedes’ Constant**

**B. The Golden Ratio**

**C. Duplicate Ratio**

**D. Euler’s Number**

Answer: B- The Golden Ratio

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**121. Where do the first written records of trigonometry come from?**

**A.** **Greeks**

**B.** **Romans**

**C.** **Mayans**

**D. Ancient Babylonians**

Answer: D- Ancient Babylonians

**122. What number is known as the “Hardy-Ramanujan number” after a famous exchange between mathematicians G.H. Hardy and Srinivasa Ramanujan**?

**A. 1729**

**B. 1830**

**C. 1001**

**D. 1781**

Answer: A- 1729

**123. What term for a number equal to 1 followed by 100 zeroes was coined by a nine-year-old boy named Milton Sirotta in 1938?**

**A.**

**B.**

**C. Googol**

**D. **

Answer: C- Googol

**124. Where was the concept of zero first developed?**

**A.** **Ancient India**

**B.** **Mayans**

**C.** **Greeks**

**D. Mesopotamia**

Answer: D- Mesopotamia

**125. How many perfect shapes did the Greeks believe there were?**

**A. Six**

**B. Five**

**C. Four**

**D. Three**

Answer: B- Five: tetrahedron, cube, octahedron, dodecahedron, and icosahedron

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## Fun True or False Math Trivia Questions

**126.**

True

**127.** **True or False: The Pythagorean theorem has been proven using over 200 different methods.**

False- It has been proven using over 300 different methods.

**128.** **True or False: The word “algebra” comes from the Arabic word “al-jabr,” which means “reunion of broken parts.”**

True

**129.** **True or False: The ancient Greeks used a geometrical method called “squaring the circle” to try to construct a rectangle with the same area as a given circle. **

False- They used this method when trying to construct a square with the same area as a given circle.

**130.** **True or False: The word “geometry” comes from the Greek words “geo” meaning Earth, and “metron” meaning meter.**

False- “Metron” means measurement

**131.** **True or False: The concept of negative numbers was not widely accepted until the 19th century.**

False- It was the 18th century.

**132.** **True or False: The concept of infinity has been debated by mathematicians for centuries.**

True

**133.** **True or False: Googolplexian is the largest number with a name in English.**

True

**134.** **True or False: The number 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 equals 12,345,678,987,654,321.**

True

**135.** **True or False: The Riemann hypothesis is one of the most famous unsolved problems in mathematics.**

True

**136.** **True or False: The Cauchy-Schwarz inequality is a fundamental concept in geometry.**

False- It is a fundamental concept in linear algebra.

**137. True or False: In Japan, the number 7 is unlucky since the pronunciation sounds like the same word for pain.**

False- It is the number 9.

**138. True or False: The ancient Chinese used a decimal system that included symbols for negative numbers and zero.**

True

**139. True or False: The ancient Greeks believed that the universe was governed by mathematical laws and principles.**

True

**140. When someone runs a 10 kilometer race (or 10k), it’s 3.1 miles.**

False. It’s 6.2 miles.

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## Hard Math Facts Trivia Quiz

Next, if you are advanced, you’ll love these expert level math trivia questions.

**141.** **What is the sum of all natural numbers (1+2+3+4+…)?**

-1/12

**142.** **How many prime numbers are there?**

Infinite

**143.** **The square root of -1 is an imaginary number and is represented by what symbol? **

The symbol “i”

**144.** **The number e is the base of the natural logarithm and is approximately what?**

2.71828

**145.** **How many sides does an enneadecagon have?**

19

**146.** **What is the name of the symbol used in division?**

Obelus

**147.** **What conjecture suggests that there are an infinite number of prime pairs that differ by 2?**

The twin prime conjecture

**148.** **What conjecture was one of the most famous unsolved problem in topology until it was proven in 2003?**

The Poincaré conjecture

**149.** **What conjecture suggests that every even number greater than 2 can be expressed as the sum of two prime numbers?**

The Goldbach conjecture

**150.** **What conjecture suggests that no matter what positive integer you start with, its sequence of iterations will eventually reach 1?**

The Collatz conjecture

**151.** **What equations describe the motion of fluids and are widely used in engineering and physics?**

The Navier-Stokes equations

**152.** **What is the number 0.999…(repeating) equal to?**

1

**153.** **True or False: There are more real numbers than there are natural numbers.**

True

**154. What is the shape of a football?**

A prolate spheroid

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## Roman Numerals Quiz Questions

And finally, how well do you know your roman numerals? Let’s find out!

**155.**

Zero

**156.** **What is the Roman numeral for the number 10?**

X

**157.** **What is the Roman numeral for the number 50?**

L

**158.** **What does the Roman numeral XXVIII stand for?**

28

**159.** **What does the Roman numeral IX stand for?**

9

**160.** **What number does the Roman numeral M represent?**

1000

**161.** **What is the Roman numeral XLVII written as a standard number?**

47

**162.** **The Roman numeral C = 100. So what does the Roman numeral XC stand for?**

90

**163.** **What does the Roman numeral D stand for?**

500

**164.** **How would you write the number 900 in Roman numerals?**

CM

**165.** **How would you write the number 1600 in Roman numerals?**

MDC

**166.** **How would you write the Roman numeral for the number 3?**

III

**167.** **Translate the Roman numeral CXLIII to a standard number.**

143

**168.** **What does LXXX stand for?**

80

**169.** **What does MCM stand for?**

1900

**170.** **True or False: You cannot repeat a Roman numeral over three times.**

True

**171.** **True or False: When you place a smaller Roman numeral in front of a larger Roman numeral, this indicates addition.**

False: It indicates subtraction.

**172.** **Which is the correct Roman numeral representation of the number 40. XXXX or XL?**

XL

**173.** **Write the number 26 in Roman numerals.**

XXVI

**174.** **Write the number 70 in Roman numerals.**

LXX

**175.** **Write the number 1700 in Roman numerals.**

MDCC

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