Sir Cumference and the First Round Table

Sir Cumference and the First Round Table

by Cindy Neuschwander, Wayne Geehan

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Overview

Join Sir Cumference, Lady Di of Ameter, and their son Radius for wordplay, puns, and problem solving in this geometry-packed math adventure. King Arthur was a good ruler, but now he needs a good ruler. What would you do if the neighboring kingdom were threatening war? Naturally, you'd call your strongest and bravest knights together to come up with a solution. But when your conference table causes more problems than the threat of your enemy, you need expert help. Enter Sir Cumference, his wife Lady Di of Ameter, and their son Radius. With the help of the carpenter, Geo of Metry, this sharp-minded team designs the perfect table conducive to discussing the perfect plan for peace. The first in Sir Cumference series, SIR CUMFERENCE AND THE FIRST ROUND TABLE makes math fun and accessible for everyone.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781607345572
Publisher: Charlesbridge
Publication date: 01/07/2013
Series: Charlesbridge Math Adventures Series
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 996,309
File size: 55 MB
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Age Range: 8 - 11 Years

About the Author

Cindy Neuschwander is an elementary school teacher who loves teaching math. She also enjoys traveling, reading, and writing stories. She thought up Sir Cumference while visiting medieval castles in England, where she used to live. Cindy is a native Californian born in San Diego, but she has lived in many places, including Hawaii, Austria, and Germany. She currently lives in Pleasanton, California.

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Long ago, in a land known as Camelot, there lived many knights and ladies. Their ruler was a mighty, but gracious, man named King Arthur. During many years of peace and good harvests, the people lived happily.
            The trouble began when they saw the army of their neighbors to the north gathering at the border. These people, known as the Circumscribers, looked as if they might be preparing to make war. King Arthur called upon his bravest and most trusted knights to plan what to do.
            The knights rode as fast as they could to the King’s castle. Sir Cumference lived nearby, so his family came with him. Sir Cumference was married to Lady Di, who came from the town of Ameter.
            They had a son named Radius. Radius was very small and quite young, but his keen mind and boundless energy more than made up for what he lacked in height and age.

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Sir Cumference and the First Round Table 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is great. It imparts math concepts and yet is a good tale as well. Entertained both me and my 7 year old daugher. I'm a math specialist and use this in my work.
Guest More than 1 year ago
How many math books can teach you something in a lighthearted way and have you remember it through repitition? Not many! But this one can! My eight year old even enjoys reading it! Wonderful math book!
kaitlinc23 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Genre: FantasyLevel: Intermediate 4-6 This book is a good example of fantasy because it is set in medieval times and a knight is sent on a mission and uses geometry terms to help him. This is a good book to use for geometry and circumference, to help give a visual understanding.
stharp on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This story is a great example of a powerful theme. The author chose to go for the renaissance theme with knights and royalty. They slip in great math concepts within the story, while still maintaining a fantasy feel to the book.
MesserPicks on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Great addition to teaching about circumference, radius, and diameter. Again love Sir Cumference and Lady Di! So clever!
awidmer06 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Genre: Historical fiction/Informational Age Appropriateness: Primary/IntermediateReview: This book is a good example of historical fiction because the imaginative tale of the past reflects historic facts in the text. In the book, the knights have a meeting but are unable to solve any matters because they sit at such a long table where everyone has to shout to be heard. Sir Cumference and Lady Di of Ameter are challenged to find a solution. Readers explore the castle, watch a tournament, and ride along with Sir Cumference as he searches for the shape of the future. In the end, Sir Cumference, Lady Di, and their son, Radius find the answer. This is also a good example of an informational book because the pages include descriptions and visuals on geometric shapes and terms. Media: This book is a good example of ink and wash. The artwork is lined with the ink and filled and embellished with watercolors. The colors are vibrant and allow readers to connect with the text on a deeper level. Ink and wash has clean lines and offers solid texture. Characterization: Lady Di is a round character because she encounters a conflict with the table and commits herself to finding a solution. She works with her husband and son to help the King. Readers are able to connect and relate to Lady Di as she tackles the challenge.
landism on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
¿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.
mchristman on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is good example of fantasy because it includes elements like knights, castles, and King Arthur's court. It is also a good example of an informational text because it gives accurate information about the different measurements of circles.Grade Level: Intermediate
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