Math Facts for Kids
Enjoy a wide range of fun math facts for kids. Check out some cool
trivia related to the things that make mathematics such an interesting subject.
Learn about amazing numbers that are so big it’s hard to even
understand them. Find facts about the golden ratio, pi, geometry, prime numbers
and much more. Read on and have fun learning about math!
is important in many different types of jobs, including engineering,
business, science, medicine and more.
is believed that Ancient Egyptians used complex mathematics such as
algebra, arithmetic and geometry as far back as 3000 BC.
wasn’t until the 16th century that most mathematical symbols were
invented. Before this time math equations were written in words, making it
very time consuming.
comes after a million, billion and trillion? Why a quadrillion,
quintillion, sextillion, septillion, octillion and nonillion of course.
a cake into 8 pieces is possible with just 3 slices, can you work out how?
icosagon is a shape with 20 sides.
three dimensional parallelogram is called a parallelepiped.
is the study of the relationship between the angles of triangles and their
smallest ten prime numbers are: 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19, 23, 29.
name of the popular search engine ‘Google’ came from a misspelling of the
word ‘googol’, which is a very, very large number (the number one followed
by one hundred zeros to be exact).
‘googolplex’ is the number 1 followed by a googol zeros, this number is so
big that it can’t be written because there isn’t enough room in the
universe to fit it in! It would also take a length of time far greater
than the age of the universe just to write the numbers.
number Pi (the ratio of the circumference to the diameter of a circle)
can’t be expressed as a fraction, this means it is an irrational number.
When written as a decimal it never repeats and never ends.
is Pi written to 50 decimal places:
two quantities have a ratio of approximately 1.618, they are said to be in
the golden ratio. This ratio has been used throughout history to design
aesthetically pleasing art works such as the Parthenon. It also
appears in paintings, music, the design of books, and even in nature.