# 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 • 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.

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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?

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

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

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

A. Commutative Property?

B. Associative Property

C. Distributive Property

D. Property of Zero

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

A. Exponents

B. Multiplication & Division

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

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.

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

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

A. Greeks

B. Romans

C. Mayans

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

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.

124. Where was the concept of zero first developed?

A. Ancient India

B. Mayans

C. Greeks

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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