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 @EdmarkLaw and Facebook. My email is edmarklaw@learnfunfacts.com
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56 Responses to 20 Excuses For Not Doing Your Math Homework

  1. Hahahahahah, awesome 🙂 .


  2. Reblogged this on trainhrtraining.


  3. Anna says:

    One time my brother had to use “the dog ate my homework” excuse. The funny part was that our dog did really eat his homework! The teacher called our mom and verified that our dog did in fact “eat his homework!”


  4. universe fireflie says:

    the 10th made me smile


  5. Sophia says:

    Still laughing over 11 and 15


  6. 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

  7. Kally says:

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

    Liked by 1 person

  8. 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.’ 🙂


  9. Lisa Gordon says:

    This is wonderful!!! 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

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

    Liked by 2 people

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. Aarti Nanda says:

    Brilliant excuses 😂

    Liked by 2 people

  16. writerankita says:

    Hahaa a wonderful read

    Liked by 2 people

  17. Garfield Hug says:

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

    Liked by 1 person

  18. 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

  19. Really clever! I loved this post

    Liked by 3 people

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

    Liked by 4 people

  21. 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

  22. soiba says:

    Hahaha this is hilarious 😀

    Liked by 2 people

  23. Yuki says:

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

    Liked by 4 people

  24. ivor20 says:

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

    Liked by 2 people

  25. pvcann says:

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

    Liked by 3 people

  26. dunnasead.co says:

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

    Liked by 2 people

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

    Liked by 3 people

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

    Liked by 2 people

  29. rishhu says:

    Ha Ha Ha. Enjoyed thoroughly!

    Liked by 3 people

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