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Sir Cumference and the First round Table: A Math Adventure (edition 1998)

by Cindy Neuschwander

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Title:Sir Cumference and the First round Table: A Math Adventure
Authors:Cindy Neuschwander
Info:Scholastic Inc. (1998), Paperback, 32 pages
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Sir Cumference and the First Round Table : A Math Adventure by Cindy Neuschwander



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• This math adventure applies to higher elementary geometry, circumference, radius, and more. King Arthur is upset about all having to yell at his meetings because of the shape of the table. Sir Cumference and his family takes it upon themselves to create a table that makes it easy for all to take part in conversation with the king. They tried a square table, but it didn’t work. They tried a rhombus (parallelogram), but it didn’t work. They tried many shapes, but none were satisfied until Radius had the idea of using a round table.
  alcrumpler | Jul 12, 2014 |
I loved the play on the words. Very fun way to introduce basic math skills. Because they cannot hear each other across the table. Together, with his wife, Sir Cumference use the rules of geometry to figure out the perfect shape. I enjoyed the language used in this book. I think children would be inclined to read this story and learn from it. I would recommend grades 2 and up. ( )
  Imandayeh | Apr 23, 2014 |
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. ( )
  crfonten | Apr 27, 2013 |
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. ( )
  LMHTWB | Jan 19, 2013 |
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. ( )
  kgeorge | Nov 16, 2012 |
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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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Assisted by his knight, Sir Cumference, and using ideas offered by his wife and son, King Arthur finds the perfect shape for his table.

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