Loading... ## Sir Cumference and the First Round Table (A Math Adventure) (edition 1997)## by Cindy Neuschwander, Wayne Geehan
## Work detailsSir Cumference and the First Round Table : A Math Adventure by Cindy Neuschwander None None. Loading...
Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book. No current Talk conversations about this book. This book is wonderful! Throughout the book the author has played on words, giving the reader even more enjoyment when reading the book. Students will enjoy this book as it not only teaches math, but also has a good story to go along with it. ( ) This children's book helps children in grades 2-5 see the connections between various polygons and a circle. The properties of each polygon are used in the story. Mathematically it is sound and the author does explain the material in a very nice child-friendly manner. Adults will enjoy the plethora of puns. As a high school math teacher, I do use this book to both reinforce the properties and to show students a good example of a math book for children (and then I assign them the project to make their own story book on a math topic). My only complaint is the colors in the illustrations is a bit too wild -- tone down some of the contrasts would help the appearance. This is another excellent book to use in a math class as a supplemental reference when teaching geometry, specifically circles. The story is about King Arthur and his court who encounter problems when they have to yell at each other across the rectangular table in order to communicate. King Arthur calls in knight Sir Cumference and maiden Lady Di of Ameter to solve the problem. They finally come upon a solution with a round table. The book is a great teaching tool for students to learn about circumference, radius, and diameter. The author mixes historical fact with fiction. The students enjoy the pictures that accompany the story. Internet UPC Database • Sir Cumference and the First Round Table is one of the most interesting introductions to math concepts I've seen. King Arthur and his knights are planning for battle with their neighbors, known as the Circumscribers. Unfortunately, King Arthur and the knights are dissatisfied with the table they must sit at. It is up to Sir Cumference, his wife Lady Di of Ameter, and their son Radius to figure out which shape is the perfect shape for the table. This book has easy-to-understand illustrations of geometric shapes as well as clear definitions for the diameter, radius, and circumference of a circle. This book is lots of fun, especially if you like math and puns! I also think the story of King Arthur and his knights surrounds the math in a way that makes the math more palatable to reluctant math students. I could definitely see reading this book to upper elementary or perhaps middle school students who are still working to master the circumference, diameter, and radius of a circle. no reviews | add a review
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King Arthur and his knights have a royal tangle of problems. Their rectangular table is too long and their triangular table is too pointy, but they somehow must sit down and discuss the shape of the future. Join a knight named Sir Cumference, his wife, Lady Di of Ameter, and their son Radius as they use different strategies to solve this quandary. Full-color illustrations. |
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