20 Excuses For Not Doing Your Math Homework

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This is a list I made quite some time ago. Might as well publish it here.

1. Even Galileo didn’t know calculus, so why should I?

2. When I tried to reach my textbook, I could only reach half the distance, then when I tried to reach it again, I could only reach half of that distance, then…

3. I know the proof, but there isn’t enough space to write it in this narrow margin.

4. I was unable to find some logs in our backyard.

5. Since you were constantly talking about those imaginary stuff, I thought that the homework was just imaginary as well.

6. Wolfram Alpha was down last night.

7. I accidentally dropped it on a paper shredder, and it shredded my homework into an infinite number of pieces.

8. My homework is about Godel’s Incompleteness Theorem, so I didn’t complete it as well.

9. I have a solar powered calculator and it was raining all day.

10. My math skill is at a transcendental level, so I didn’t bother to show you my homework, you won’t comprehend it anyway.

11.  I had a constant amount of homework. I tried to derive its purpose, but I got nothing.

12. I tried to calculate the πth root of infinity and my computer exploded.

13. I was stuck in an infinite loop while using L’Hôpital’s rule.

14. I dug all around the yard but I never found the square roots that I needed

15. I ate too much pi and went to bed with a transcendental stomach ache.

16. I left it in the πth dimension, and I have to wait for another Pi day to be able to enter to that dimension again.

17. I was exhausted from moving countless decimal points and raising complicated algebraic expressions to large powers.

18. The range of the improper integrals was between zero and infinity, so I was unable to finish them.

19. I put my homework in my bag but a four-dimensional dog got in and ate it.

20. I tried to divide by zero and my homework burst into flames.

I hope that you would be able to determine the references that I used in some of the excuses especially in excuse #3. Well, if you can’t, you can always ask me.


About Edmark M. Law

My name Edmark M. Law. I work as a freelance writer, mainly writing about science and mathematics. I am an ardent hobbyist. I like to read, solve puzzles, play chess, make origami and play basketball. In addition, I dabble in magic, particularly card magic and other sleight-of-hand type magic. I live in Hong Kong. I blog at learnfunfacts.com. You can find me on Twitter @EdmarkMLaw and Facebook. My email is learnfunfacts@gmail.com
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51 Responses to 20 Excuses For Not Doing Your Math Homework

  1. Abigail says:

    As a lover of math myself, I appreciated all of the mathematical references you made in the “excuses.” My favorite was #11. You tapped into my math-happy side with this post. Thank you!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Kally says:

    This is super awesome! Hahaha! Made me laugh so much.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Eva O'Reilly says:

    My maths teachers told my parents, ‘It’s clear she is a humanist with no interest in maths,’ so my excuse for not doing my homework could be, ‘Sir, I thought it would be insulting to try and prove you wrong.’ 🙂


  4. Lisa Gordon says:

    This is wonderful!!! 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  5. A real knee slapper. Thank you, Edmark.

    Liked by 2 people

  6. LOL! Great list of excuses. My 11-year old would definitely choose no. 19 if she needs an excuse not to do her homework.V●ᴥ●V

    Liked by 2 people

  7. I always got full marks in math as a child but in high school I SUCK lol thanks for sharing this post

    Liked by 2 people

  8. Noel Hartem says:

    I will have to pass these tips onto my niece who hates math! thank you, it will up my status to favorite aunt.

    Liked by 2 people

  9. Jack Shalom says:

    As Isaac Newton never said to his teacher, “If I have seen less far than others it is because giants have been standing on my shoulders…”

    Liked by 2 people

  10. Aarti Nanda says:

    Brilliant excuses 😂

    Liked by 2 people

  11. writerankita says:

    Hahaa a wonderful read

    Liked by 2 people

  12. Garfield Hug says:

    LOL 👍😆 Thoroughly enjoyed your excuses and #3 agree too much to write proof in narrow margin😆

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Peter Klopp says:

    What a delightful list of excuses! I liked excuse #2 best, which entails the concept of never reaching your goal, although you can get as close to it as you wish. Great post worthy a bookmark!

    Liked by 2 people

  14. Really clever! I loved this post

    Liked by 3 people

  15. Very funny! I can certainly relate. I hated math and that is why I got an engineering degree. Funny, right?

    Liked by 4 people

  16. masercot says:

    I have a master’s degree in math so I enjoyed your list very much. May I add one?

    21. I was doing a Fibonacci search and, in the process, lost my Fibonacci…

    Liked by 3 people

  17. soiba says:

    Hahaha this is hilarious 😀

    Liked by 2 people

  18. Yuki says:

    Why would someone not do the maths homework… maths is awesome, especially calculus. I am offended…
    Funny piece!

    Liked by 4 people

  19. ivor20 says:

    Haha, I loved maths Edmark, and so very good at Calculus,

    Liked by 2 people

  20. pvcann says:

    Glad I’d put the drink down at this point 🙂

    Liked by 3 people

  21. dunnasead.co says:

    This is now making the rounds of Gutenberg University. Found Fermat-mentally sound.

    Liked by 2 people

  22. LOLOL! I’m partial to #1, #8, and #9! 😀 😀

    Liked by 3 people

  23. Reblogged this on Travel and commented:
    Wow!! This is so cute. I loved it!!

    Liked by 2 people

  24. rishhu says:

    Ha Ha Ha. Enjoyed thoroughly!

    Liked by 3 people

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