# 175 Fun Math Trivia Questions & Answers For Kids & Adults (2023)

These 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

Test your knowledge!

- 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 just 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?**

8

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

Three

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

20

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

4 each

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

6

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

4

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

Octagon

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

35 cents

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

12:30

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

Any number that ends in 0, 2, 4, 6, 8.

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

1

**12.**

18

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

8

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

5

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

Sphere

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

6

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

0

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

The number stays the same.

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

90

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

66

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

17

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

18

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

A rectangle

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

14

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

8:30

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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

## Math Shapes Trivia Picture Quiz

Next, decide what shapes are in the images.

51. Triangle

52. Rectangle

53. Hexagon

54. Pentagon

55. Cone

56. Trapezoid

57. Cylinder

58. Sphere

59. Octagon

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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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