Here’s a list of my tweets from the past two months that sparked some laughter. I personally think they are cringey but I’m glad they made some people laugh. I generally dislike re-sharing my tweets but people have requested this so here it is. 🙂 I put my 5 favorites first and then everything else in reverse chronological order lol. I’ll update this list every once in a while. Hope you enjoy! Feel free to share but please give credit 🙂

1.

I made a calc meme. pic.twitter.com/mOvP2QnY2x

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) April 3, 2020

2.

I made a visual for anyone going over polygons right now. I hope it's helpful. pic.twitter.com/020GOgJTOG

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) March 22, 2020

3.

It seems like everything is getting cancelled, but do you know what doesn't cancel?

The a's in a/(a+b).

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) March 18, 2020

4.

The pollution is so low that we can start to see the 1s that were once thought to be invisible. pic.twitter.com/6yNmBIOVas

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) April 24, 2020

5.

*Flash forward to teaching in 2050*

Teacher: So let's say Cindy buys 120 rolls of toilet paper, and…

Student: That’s not realistic!

Teacher: Now let me tell you about what happened in 2020…

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) March 26, 2020

Petition to have textbooks use this image as their prime example of a box and whisker plot. pic.twitter.com/tpJlgVPkWn

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) May 15, 2020

How the heck do I talk about math so much that "Linear" is on my predictive text?? As a sentence starter???? pic.twitter.com/ZsBmig4IVP

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) May 15, 2020

I found a right triangle of cats on campus. I can totally use this as a Purr-thagorean Theorem problem. Math is truly everywhere. pic.twitter.com/igAxianCKB

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) May 14, 2020

I personally dislike those math problems where there's discrepancies of order of operations so I made a meme about it. Motivation by @mrallanmaths lol pic.twitter.com/FwmAMZiT6r

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) May 13, 2020

I made a meme of how I feel at any given moment in a semester. pic.twitter.com/1v69MHzQni

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) May 13, 2020

When you’re using the calculator on your phone and you turn it sideways to get more digits after the decimal point: pic.twitter.com/SqBJOPjKMF

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) May 13, 2020

I made another meme. pic.twitter.com/6rK35vjSxH

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) May 12, 2020

Student: It's just a 3 question quiz, how bad can it be?

The quiz: pic.twitter.com/VAPLsBjKix

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) May 11, 2020

Can someone tell me which one is right? Or does this mean they're equal? pic.twitter.com/HGo230VpZ8

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) May 10, 2020

If real numbers are denoted as R, then imaginary numbers should be denoted as Rn't. You can't change my mind. pic.twitter.com/XXcsXtmMds

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) May 9, 2020

I know the area formula of a triangle like the back of my hand.

I guess you can say it's my…area of expertise.

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) May 9, 2020

I made another meme. pic.twitter.com/o80JgUw6HT

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) May 9, 2020

When you ask students to derive the area formulas of regular hexagons, regular octagons, and regular decagons and they see that all regular polygons have the same area formula. pic.twitter.com/bOw9d6Rhe2

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) May 8, 2020

People might make fun of others for having imaginary friends but no one will make fun of others for believing in imaginary numbers.

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) May 8, 2020

My relationship with Riemann Sums is unwavering.

I've been with them through thick and thin. pic.twitter.com/Us5yGVj8C8

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) May 7, 2020

Me at the beginning of the semester vs. me now pic.twitter.com/2XyJp3ccD8

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) May 6, 2020

Me doing derivatives vs. me doing integrals pic.twitter.com/bwLaK55s0o

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) May 6, 2020

When you see someone about to cross out the a's in a/(a+b) thinking they can be simplified: pic.twitter.com/lZv6X15cfM

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) May 6, 2020

Telling students to remember to write their units is the math teacher equivalent of english teachers correcting "there," "their," and "they're."

Like, we get it through context but it's not completely correct.

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) May 5, 2020

Whoever made the rule "i before e except after c" obviously forgot about Euler's identity. pic.twitter.com/1F66bMGO5L

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) May 4, 2020

May the fourth be "with you." pic.twitter.com/Yi7qM9CCP0

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) May 4, 2020

On the left: Presenters who have tons of different presentations.

On the right: Me, who keeps using my one presentation for years lol. pic.twitter.com/4m4dAGFrqg

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) May 4, 2020

I made a meme that math teachers might relate to pic.twitter.com/j0VihaMElN

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) May 3, 2020

My favorite math topic has to be double integrals.

It just speaks volumes to me.

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) May 3, 2020

When you thought you crafted a 50-minute lesson but it only lasted 20 minutes and you don't know what to do: pic.twitter.com/ahLggwRLaO

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) May 3, 2020

What's occupying my mind this Saturday morning:

Pronouncing "perimeter" like "centimeter."

Pronouncing "centimeter" like "perimeter."

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) May 2, 2020

You know what they say when learning about transformations:

Image is everything.

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) May 2, 2020

If these two groups collaborated, they would be called… pic.twitter.com/2ceavB8OUz

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) May 2, 2020

I made a math exercise. Solve for x. pic.twitter.com/UeJk5aahD8

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) April 29, 2020

I made predictions on if you're a math person based off zodiac signs. How did I do? pic.twitter.com/MZJph6pz8J

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) April 27, 2020

Pros and cons of geometry:

Pro: tractor

Con: structions— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) April 24, 2020

My joke* + @benorlin's art = Dream come true.

Thanks Ben for collaborating with me!

*Well, he made the joke better too, so it's mostly him lol pic.twitter.com/8tiRfqg589

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) April 24, 2020

Cute baby names for music lovers:

Melody

Harmony

Aria

Symphony

ReedCute baby names for math lovers:

Arithmetic

Complex Analysis

Logarithmic Spiral

Unit Circle

Product

Tangent

Euclidean Algorithm— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) April 24, 2020

What's a math teacher's favorite letter to use in equations?

Eh, it's variable.

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) April 23, 2020

With the fraction vs. decimals debate, I am Team Decimals because even though fractions are rational, decimals always make a great point.

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) April 22, 2020

We should bring back Skip Its to maintain physical distancing. If my Skip It hits you, we're too close lol pic.twitter.com/MnmgN0dTEv

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) April 22, 2020

All of our schedules right now: pic.twitter.com/wGy7w0CNLC

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) April 22, 2020

Me on paper vs. Me during interviews pic.twitter.com/aACR3LAXqQ

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) April 22, 2020

Me, picking my major: I want to major in math because I want to see what's after Calc 1.

The classes: pic.twitter.com/DQi1QaU4qu

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) April 20, 2020

If a teacher asks you to write a 2,000 word essay, just take two selfies and put them on a word document.

Why? Because a picture is worth 1,000 words.

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) April 20, 2020

Statistics is one of my weaker subjects. Like, I can teach mean, median, mode, box-and-whisker plots, and all that, but linear regressions?

That's where I draw the line.

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) April 19, 2020

When you are doing an integral and it requires doing integration by parts twice: pic.twitter.com/9cqaVxG1AO

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) April 19, 2020

Students when they first learn that 100x-x isn't 100.

"But…I'm literally taking away the x." pic.twitter.com/vdi0VtmxWR

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) April 19, 2020

Made a meme for the math majors. pic.twitter.com/lDQChfAuPg

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) April 18, 2020

*A circle sees a table full of polygons and asks if it can sit with them.*

Polygons: pic.twitter.com/WttlpB9oaQ

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) April 18, 2020

I feel bad for equations that don't have real solutions so I made a meme. pic.twitter.com/BScboWAhTn

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) April 18, 2020

Students when the teacher asks for volunteers to show their solution on the board: pic.twitter.com/mtADwp8Mej

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) April 18, 2020

When students are doing an @openmiddle of finding the smallest value and another student found something smaller: pic.twitter.com/sIXCNvAUlt

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) April 17, 2020

Russian dolls are the concrete representation of f(f(f(f(f(f(x)))))).

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) April 17, 2020

Square, why are you also considered a rectangle?

Square: pic.twitter.com/k1enYvqpEg

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) April 17, 2020

When you did worse than you thought you did on a test. pic.twitter.com/YtC7kg1uNt

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) April 17, 2020

The wait time for the pandemic to end is like the harmonic series: It looks like there's a definite limit but it's actually infinite. pic.twitter.com/AKsxCVtKbk

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) April 16, 2020

I call today's art project, "Four-shadowing." pic.twitter.com/Ikn8qbxPzK

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) April 16, 2020

When you're reading articles saying that schools are talking about not having in-person classes until 2021. pic.twitter.com/c1oo28sbRz

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) April 14, 2020

What does a mathematician tell their kid when they are smelling flowers?

Sniff and only sniff.

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) April 14, 2020

Hey, are you the volume of a rectangular prism with length=pi, width=t, and height=q?

Because you are a qt(pi).

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) April 14, 2020

When you tell someone you majored in math and they ask "Oh, then what's 7,824 x 5,126?" just hand them this card. pic.twitter.com/R8r0K7dj7v

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) April 14, 2020

When a student can’t find a side length of a triangle given a couple angles and a side length: pic.twitter.com/ZjLCNCijPg

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) April 14, 2020

The real reason why only the answers to the odd-numbered questions are in the back of a math book?

Because they can't even.

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) April 14, 2020

People's reaction when you tell them 57 isn't prime. pic.twitter.com/C33Cgwss8x

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) April 13, 2020

Squeeze Theorem visualized. pic.twitter.com/eiXpNfDwZW

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) April 12, 2020

I helped a kid out and he said "Thanks a zillion!"

Even though I know "a zillion" isn't a number, I knew it meant a lot to him.

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) April 12, 2020

Snakes are back on the plane. Nature is healing.

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I made another math meme. Math is not about speed, but rather, making connections, finding patterns, and problem solving. pic.twitter.com/mUE9LVb3VE

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) April 11, 2020

One of my favorite math topics is line segments of a circle.

It just strikes a chord with me.

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) April 11, 2020

When someone says there's only one way to do an addition problem: pic.twitter.com/R1aqZ8P2pX

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) April 11, 2020

I was looking up a recipe for deviled eggs and I had to laugh when it said the total time was 35 minutes. Like honey, it's going to take me at least 35 minutes just to peel these eggs.

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) April 10, 2020

Hi class, today we will be learning about the Hercules function.

It has the domain and range of [0, Hero]

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) April 10, 2020

What is Mulan's favorite math topic?

Reflections.

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) April 10, 2020

When students find out there’s an infinite amount of real numbers between 0 and 1. pic.twitter.com/bFp6Em37j4

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) April 9, 2020

I made a divisibility rule meme. pic.twitter.com/UhIu53hCVE

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) April 9, 2020

I made a meme that I think a lot of teachers can relate to when writing this word on the whiteboard. pic.twitter.com/bZlXKG7O10

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) April 8, 2020

Fractions are just fraction bar sandwiches.

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) April 8, 2020

When you can't remember if you put "+C" on all of your indefinite integrals on the exam. pic.twitter.com/eeTQ7h2lFf

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) April 8, 2020

People who like even numbers: I like even numbers.

People who like odd numbers: I like odd numbers.

People who like prime numbers: PRIME NUMBERS ARE AMAZING. THEY ARE SO UNPREDICTABLE. DID YOU KNOW THERE ARE INFINITELY MANY PRI-

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) April 7, 2020

Did you know you can graph UNDERWATER on @Desmos?

You can graph other things too. pic.twitter.com/GLFukjXe9S

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) April 6, 2020

Did you know that the first hint of the number 0 was made ~5000 years ago by the Sumerians?

They were inspired by the score I would give 2020.

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) April 6, 2020

I made another math meme. pic.twitter.com/ZsKr1RX2nj

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) April 5, 2020

Pythagoreans when Hippasus found out about irrational numbers pic.twitter.com/hCQPDTVrA5

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) April 4, 2020

I made a meme of how I feel every time I consider going to a conference. pic.twitter.com/AbKw9pef2x

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) April 4, 2020

*Class going over answers*

Teacher: For #6, can anyone tell me y?

Students: y={ain't nothing but a heartache, ain't nothing but a mistake}

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) April 3, 2020

I made a meme about timed tests. pic.twitter.com/5rN209cK2p

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) April 2, 2020

I call today's art project "Total Ellipse of the Heart" =P pic.twitter.com/dYRgeV3ML0

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) April 1, 2020

If we all have a compass in one hand and a straight edge in the other, this lowers our chances of accidentally touching our faces. #MathPSA

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) April 1, 2020

One of math's biggest questions pic.twitter.com/QTJDJeBn73

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) April 1, 2020

When students ask if anything divided by itself is always equal to 1. pic.twitter.com/yF0QzYvBjX

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) March 31, 2020

When students find out that Distance Formula is just the Pythagorean Theorem in disguise. pic.twitter.com/ynTqgyBFUZ

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) March 31, 2020

Today's number of the day is 0.

0 students are listening to m-

Oh wait, I'm on mute.

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) March 31, 2020

When two students think they got different answers but they plug it into the calculator and realize it's the same answer. pic.twitter.com/X1bSZO82D1

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) March 31, 2020

Someone's going to try to divide by zero in April, I can feel it.

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) March 30, 2020

If you're teaching probability and you don't call the event and its complement "probabili-buddies" then what are we even doing here?

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) March 29, 2020

You want a real-world application of solving the algebraic equation by "isolating the variable?" Now's your chance. Isolate yourselves. That's the solution to all of this.

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) March 28, 2020

Teachers, I predict a new form of bribery will take place in the next few months, as seen in the hypothetical example below. Don't fall for it! pic.twitter.com/IhNi34JAT7

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) March 25, 2020

Putting parentheses around terms is the math equivalent of parents telling their kids to put their coats on because it’s cold outside: for protection, sometimes unnecessary, but other times a life saver.

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) March 25, 2020

As of this time, we ask all squares to stay inside the square root, as it is safer inside the radical at this time. Some people might think you're making the radical expression not simplified but safety first. pic.twitter.com/nBVXkhsfQ5

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) March 24, 2020

I just woke up from a dream where I thought COVID stood for copious videoconferencing and as a teacher, I felt that.

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) March 24, 2020

People have been sharing songs or rhymes that last 20 seconds for when you wash your hands, but do you know what else lasts roughly 20 seconds? That's right, listing the 8 Mathematical Practices. I'm serious, try it. lol pic.twitter.com/EX1SE57XI7

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) March 23, 2020

As of this time, we ask that all venn diagrams not have any intersections to practice social distancing. Thank you.

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) March 21, 2020

I just realized…teachers can go to the bathroom whenever they want now. Bless.

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) March 20, 2020

For those who don't understand social distancing of more than 6 feet, just think of (x-h)^2+(y-k)^2>36 where (h,k) is your position. No people in the white area. pic.twitter.com/tf3K8xH8Jc

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) March 20, 2020

I feel like Dora the Explorer when I'm recording my own lectures, asking a question then answering it myself 3 seconds later.

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) March 17, 2020

Rate my setup. I have my phone taped to a tripod. Lol pic.twitter.com/Oj0v4G8bdQ

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) March 17, 2020

I was going to have a reel of bloopers at the end of my video lessons but from the looks of it, it's just going to be 30 minutes of me saying "Ah f***."

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) March 17, 2020

When people ask me about my opinion of campus closures/online instruction and such, my first thought is "At first I was afraid, I was petrified." Then I realize I'm just quoting lyrics from "I Will Survive."

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) March 14, 2020

I feel like we are living in a math worksheet world where someone will buy 48 watermelons and no one will question them.

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) March 13, 2020

As I'm grading, I've been writing "Tell me why" and I can't help but finish the Backstreet Boys lyrics every. single. time.

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) March 10, 2020

Confession: In high school, I wanted to be a math teacher but I thought I would be a bad one for the sole reason that I could not draw a right curly bracket.

— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) March 5, 2020

Three things known to teachers that last forever:

– The Spring semester

– Grading

– The last couple minutes of a class period when you really have to use the restroom— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) March 3, 2020

Hope you enjoyed them!