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# Sir Cumference And The First Round Table: A Math Adventure

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King Arthur was a good ruler, but in this math adventure he needs a good ruler. Geometry is explained with humor in Sir Cumference and the First Round Table, making it fun and accessible for beginners. 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 peace plan. Thanks to Sir Cumference and the First Round Table, even the most hesitant will be romancing math. Reading Level: Grade 2-5

"What a delicious way to learn math! Via story and illustration, this book introduces students to Sir Cumference, Lady Di of Ameter, and Geo of Metry. Using Camelot and King Arthur as the setting, the author presents a problem that is eventually solved -- after several false tries -- through the use of mathematical principles. Students have the pleasure of learning about octagons, parallelograms and radius through mirth and whimsy. The large format with bright colors and accompanying text introduces students to the characters, the setting, and the mathematical problem. How will the Knights place themselves around a table so that they are comfortable and of equal status? Mathematics provides the solution.
This book may not take the place of a math class, but it is certainly a refreshing and creative approach to the introduction of math vocabulary - usually reserved as textbook territory. It is an adventure that students shouldn't miss. Merriment in math! An idea whose time has come." Independent Publisher

"One of King Arthur's knights attempts to design a table around which all of the knights can sit. With his wife, Lady Di of Ameter, and his son, Radius, Sir Cumference experiments with different shapes. Finally, a fallen tree inspires a round table. Geehan's illustrations, particularly the diagrams, help readers understand the geometry." School Library Journal

"Students already familiar with shape principles will get the most out of this punny medieval story in which Sir Cumference, his wife Lady Di of Ameter, and their son Radius try to help King Arthur create the perfect table for his knights." Book Links

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