Join Sir Cumference, Lady Di of Ameter, and their son Radius for wordplay, puns, and problem solving in this angle-packed math adventure. In the third installment of the beloved Sir Cumference series, Radius must prove himself on his quest for knighthood by rescuing a king. Sent off with the family medallion for luck, Radius dodges dangers and dragons. The ultimate challenge lies in a mysterious castle with a maze of many angles. With a medallion at the back of the book readers can jump in the adventure and help Radius find the right angle.
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. Cindy lives in Pleasanton, California.
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More than anything, Radius wanted to be a knight. Every day, he practiced riding, sword fighting, and archery. His teacher was the brave old Sir D’Grees.
Excerpted from "Sir Cumference and the Great Knight of Angleland"
Copyright © 2001 Cindy Neuschwander.
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Sir Cumference And The Great Knight Of Angleland (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Young Radius wants to be a knight and he goes on a journey to rescue the king. He succeeds by using his intelligence and his medallion, getting knighted for his efforts.I thought the math puns in this book were very funny. They were a bit corny at times but the "Pair of Lells" one at the end was pretty good.Aside from using this book in an elementary school classroom for a brief geometry lesson I would use this even in a junior high or high school classroom for student having trouble with geometry terms. The puns used in this story would be very helpful for remembering what each term means.
I loved this book. It is about a young boy going out on an adventure. Through out the book it has a great review for math around a 4th or 5th grade level. It reviews right angles, obtuse angles, and acute angles. I believe that including literature in math is important and this is a great book to do it with.
I like how this book discusses acute angles, right angles, and obtuse angles. I also like Sir D'Grees. I cannot say enough how clever she is! Awesome! :)