Happy Pi Day everyone!
For those of you who don’t know, March 14th or 3.14, is officially Pi day. And since we consider ourselves Pi-rates, that means Math quotes for everyone.
You know you like that sweet math pun!
So in celebratation of Pi day we’ve selected the 10 best sayings for math lovers. We consider these quotes to be the funniest, most thought-provoking statements about mathematics we could possibly find. And hopefully promoting how fun math can be at the same time.
Math Quotes: The 10 Best Sayings For Math Lovers
1) “Let’s make math fun and sexy and glamorous. Smart is sexy, that’s one of my main messages.” – Danica McKellar
Our thoughts: Smart is always is in style.
2. On Double-Standards:
“Somehow it’s ok for people to chuckle about not being good at math. Yet if I said ‘I never learned to read’ they’d say I was an illiterate dolt.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson
Our thoughts: As ones who make a lot of jokes about not being good at math, we never thought of it that way. We’ll refrain from now on.
3. On making math sexy:
Let’s face it; by and large math is not easy, but that’s what makes it so rewarding when you conquer a problem, and reach new heights of understanding.” – Danica McKellar
Our thoughts: It is so very satisfying when you finally get the correct answer to that tough problem.
4. On Math Being Art
“One of the most amazing things about mathematics is the people who do math aren’t interested in application, because mathematics itself is truly a beautiful art form. It’s structures and patterns, and that’s what we love, and that’s what we get off on.” – Danica McKellar
Our thoughts: We get off on that too Ms. McKellar.
5. On math and money:
“If you stop at general math, you’re only going to make general money.” – Snoop Dogg
Our thoughts: Smooth. Smooth as fudge, Snoop.
6) On Success In Math
“If anyone tells you it’s impossible to be fabulous and smart and make a ton of money using math, well, they can just get in line behind you – and kiss your math.” – Danica McKellar
Our thoughts: Kiss your math indeed.
7. On problem solving:
“Math, it’s a puzzle to me. I love figuring out puzzles.” – Maya Lin
Our thoughts: We like puzzles too, but more of the picture kind.
8. On exercise:
“There’s no reason to stereotype yourself. Doing math is like going to the gym – it’s a workout for your brain and it makes you smarter.” – Danica McKellar
Our thoughts: Keep your brain fit and healthy. Do math.
9. On the arts:
“Math and music are intimately related. Not necessarily on a conscious level, but sure.” – Stephen Sondheim.
Our thoughts: You wouldn’t expect music and math to be related but both have formulas to them.
10) On Creativity:
“I think math is a hugely creative field, because there are some very well-defined operations that you have to work within. You are, in a sense, straight-jacketed by the rules of mathematics. But within that constrained environment, it’s up to you what you do with the symbols. – Brain Greene
Our thoughts: This one really made us think. But we think there’s something beautiful about being creative in whatever field you work in. Creativity always comes from within, not necessarily the environment.
Do you have any math or Pi day quotes that you love that we may have missed? Let us know in the comments!