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Sir Cumference and the Sword in the Cone: A Math Adventure (2003)

by Cindy Neuschwander

Other authors: Wayne Geehan (Illustrator)

Series: A Math Adventure, Sir Cumference (4)

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Another great adventure! This time involving Sir Cumference and Lady Di Ameter's son Radius' best friend vertex and his quest to find Excaliber hidden inside a mysterious cone. ( )
  Davis22 | May 24, 2016 |
Same clever humor, but this one didn't seem to teach anything useful for practical application. It showed us that "if you add the number of faces on a geometric solid to the number of its points (vertices) and then subtract the number of its edges, the answer will always be two. It works for any polyhedron..."
Yeah, but who cares? ( )
  engpunk77 | Aug 10, 2015 |
A math adventure of Sir Cumference, his wife Lady Di of Ameter and their son, Radius. The king wants to choose an heir, so knights compete for the honor, but in order to become the next king, they have to find the king’s sword. The puzzles are about edges, faces and vertices. Vertex and Radius solve the puzzle and King Arthur dubbed Vertex as Prince.
  alcrumpler | Jul 12, 2014 |
This adorable math adventure is an absolutely great way to introduce or expand upon basic three dimensional shapes and other geometric terms. Sir Cumference is on the hunt for a highly coveted sword which is hidden in an unknown location. To find the sword, Sir Cumference must decode the riddle, "Form the solids and find their places. How many edges, points, and faces? The shapes that make two will pass the test, But one that does not must be your quest. Three inside."

This book is definitely intended for older elementary school students, as it requires some background knowledge on shapes, edges, and vertices. But I think it's a really great way to incorporate a mystery story into math because it will keep students interested.

Students will learn about various geometric shapes and different geometric terms such as vertex, circumference, and diameter. I would encourage this story to be read during a math lesson.
  annabelle5585 | Nov 7, 2012 |
Another fun math adventure. They loved Edgecaliber. Radius introduced the geometric solids wonderfully. ( )
  momma2 | Jul 14, 2011 |
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Sir Cumference, Radius, and Sir Vertex search for Edgecalibur, the sword that King Arthur has hidden in a geometric solid.

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Editions: 1570916012, 1570916004

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