A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from May 15, 2017
“What’s a math teacher’s favorite dessert?"/"Pi.”

A math riddle is:

Q: What’s a math teacher’s favorite dessert?
A: Pi(e).


The joke has been cited in print since at least 2008 and has been printed on several images.


Yahoo! Answers (September 10, 2008)
Some funny puns for class? ?
Best Answer:
(...)
What is a math teacher’s favorite dessert? Apple pi
wow_bill

Kid Activities
School Jokes & Computer Jokes
June 29, 2009 23:05 by Barbara Shelby
(...)
Q. What is a math teacher’s favorite dessert?
A. Pi!

Twitter
Fozzie Bear‏
@Fozzie_Bear
Q. What is a math teacher’s favorite dessert? A. Pi!
8:21 PM - 21 Aug 2009

Google Books
Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids
By Rob Elliott
Grand Rapids, MI: Revell
2010
Pg. 46:
Q: What was the math teacher’s favorite dessert?
A: Pi.

Twitter
Math Monkey‏
@MathMonkeySolon
What is a math teacher’s favorite dessert?
Pi!!!!!
1:12 PM - 28 Sep 2010

Google Books
December 2012, Boys’ Life, “Think & Grin,” pg. 64, col. 1:
Max: What is the math teacher’s favorite dessert?
Miles: What?
Max: Pi.
Max Stewart, Tacoma, Wash.

10 August 2013, Newsday (Long Island, NY), “Smiles,” Kidsday, pg. B28:
What is a math teacher’s favorite dessert?
Pi.
- Jack Maccarone

B2C (Business 2 Community)
20 Pi Puns to Inspire Your Nerdiness
Grammarly — March 14, 2016
(...)
11. What is a math teacher’s favorite dessert? Pi!

Google Groups: alt.fun.with.tob
Humor from the Net
Bill McCray
3/14/16
(...)
What is a math teacher’s favorite dessert?
Pi!

Reddit—Jokes
What is a math teacher’s favorite dessert?
submitted March 15, 2016 by kimkawe
Pi(e)

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityEducation/Schools • Monday, May 15, 2017 • Permalink