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MORALS OF AN ANECDOTE AS STARTING POINT OF A LECTURE IN MATHEMATICS

The paper is on using jokes to introduce certain mathematical concepts. The main point is attracting the student to a discussion which is initiated with an anecdote. On the one hand some very common and familiar concepts are used to approach a problem, on the other hand it is pointed out that one can critisize almost everything mathematically. Some examples of jokes and their mathematical relations are also given.