• Title: Sir Cumference and the First Round Table
  • Author: Cindy Neuschwander Wayne Geehan
  • ISBN: 9781570911521
  • Page: 338
  • Format: Paperback
  • Sir Cumference and the First Round Table 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
    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 youKing 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 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, even the most hesitant will be romancing math.

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    1. Sir Cumference and the First Round Table draws from the romance of King Arthur legends, spinning out a rather shallow story in order to introduce basic math concepts. In this volume, King Arthur's knights need to meet together to plan their defense against their enemies, but they cannot hear each other from both ends of their rectangular table. Sir Cumference, together with his wife lady Di (from the town of Ameter), apply principles of geometry to change it to several new configurations, but th [...]

    2. This is a great book introducing circumference, radius, and diameter. You kids will never forget these terms thanks to Sir Cumference, Lady Di and their son, Radius.

    3. A truly excellent book - a fairy tale adventure that teaches children the history/legend of King Arthur, the difficulties of negotiations and a wonderful amount of mathematics!

    4. Author: Cindy NeuschwanderIllustrator: Wayne GeehanFirst published: 1997Length: 32 pagesMeasurements in feet and inches.Covers simple geometry concepts:~ Shapes - rectangle -> square -> parallelogram -> octagon -> oval~ PerimeterDefines diameter, radius, circumference.Sir Cumference:Book 1 Sir Cumference and the First Round TableBook 2 Sir Cumference and the Dragon of PiBook 3 Sir Cumference and the Great Knight of AnglelandBook 4 Sir Cumference and the Sword in the ConeBook 5 Sir Cu [...]

    5. I absolutely love this book. This is one of my favorite math books ever. I am not a huge fan of math in the first place, but this book combines literature with mathematics in a perfect fashion. The plot line is engaging enough to keep students focused, and perhaps even focused enough to forget they are learning math concepts! The seamless integration of math into the progression of the plot is what made this book so great for me.

    6. This is the first time that I've ever read this book, and I did it as a read-aloud to my Grade 7 students who are learning about circles. The book does a fantastic job of taking circle terms (circumference, radius, diameter) and putting it into fun story that kids can relate to. I will be reading it to two more classes of students in the next few days.

    7. Sir Cumference and the First Round Table is an informational math picture book about the origin of measuring a circle. With medieval scenes and diagrams, this book teaches readers how to make a circle from polygons.

    8. The Sir Cumference series is a clever way to teach kids geometry. The sixth grade class worked through several of the books today and seemed to enjoy the exercises and humor.

    9. Great book to teach my students the parts of a circle in a very easy fun way! :) Use every year!

    10. Join Sir Cumference and his family as they help King Arthur and his knights find comfortable seating at the king's table. In this short picture book learn about shapes and measurements in full illustrations.

    11. Need to explain geometry and not bore kids to tears? This book can help. It is a good way to introduce the topics of basic geometry. Best read to students 6-12 grade

    12. Personal Reaction:I absolutely love this book. This is one of my favorite math books ever. I am not a huge fan of math in the first place, but this book combines literature with mathematics in a perfect fashion. The plot line is engaging enough to keep students focused, and perhaps even focused enough to forget they are learning math concepts! The seamless integration of math into the progression of the plot is what made this book so great for me. The author did an excellent job using names that [...]

    13. Neuschwander, C & Geehan, W. (1997). Sir Cumference and the first round table: A math adventure. Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge.Characters: Sir Cumference, Lady Di (his wife), Radius (his son), Geo of Metry, King Arthur, the Knights, the Circumbscribers (the antagonists)Setting: Camelot, Victorian EraThemes: Heroism, Mythology, Education, MathematicsGenre: CSULB ETEC 545 Class 3, ETEC 545 Mythology Story, Mythology, Education, Math, Geometry, Picture BookSummary: King Arthur calls upon his kni [...]

    14. (Disclaimer: This review is being written as part of an academic assignment)Sir Cumference and the First Round Table, by Cindy Neuschwander and Wayne Greehan, is the first in the tales of Sir Cumference; whimsical picturbooks that are able to teach math concepts in humorous ways. I'll admit, I remember reading this book nearly 20 years ago when I was in grade school, and I had always found it clever. This story revolves around King Arthur needing an appropriately shaped table to keep all the kni [...]

    15. 1. Genre: Concept2. Summary: This book is a fictional story that takes the concepts of certain geometric shapes and the measures of a circle and blends into the tale of King Arthur. King Arthur is not satisfied with his current table he uses to have meetings with his knights and has Sir Cumference make him a new one. After a few failed attempts, and a few introductions to geometric shapes, the King is finally happy with a circular table.A. Area of Comment: Narrative SequenceThe author and illust [...]

    16. Sir Cumference, Lady Di of Ameter, and their son Radius help King Arthur and his knights solve the problem of sitting at a table and being able to successfully discuss a problem. Because they were able to resolve the issue, the circumference, diameter, and radius were named after the family members. This is an interesting way to help students remember the parts of a circle. This book is part of a series: Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi, Sir Cumference and the Great Knight of Angleland, Sir C [...]

    17. This 32 page children’s book tells how Sir Cumference, his wife the Lady Di of Ameter, and their son Radius solve the problems of the king’s table. King Arthur and his knights needed to have a council, but there was a problem with the table around which they met. It began as too long; after that was fixed, the table had too few sides, and other tables produced more objections. Geo of Metry makes tables in several shapes before a round table solves all the problems. The illustrations are grea [...]

    18. This will be a story read to discuss math vocabulary such as circumference, diameter and radius. Students will learn what the relationship between the circumference and diameter of a circle is by giving examples of math vocabulary used in the story. Students will then explain what diagrams are used to explain how geometric shapes are related by drawing diagram examples. We will talk about what the students learned about circles and shapes from reading the story. Students will then be put into th [...]

    19. Well obviously this book is about circles. I think at the end of this book, I would bring in cups, bowls, plates, a rug, a wheel, and a clock (circle objects). I would talk to the kids about how Sir Cumference decided a circle was the best shape for a table. Then I would show the objects that I brought that are also usually a circle. Then we could find the radius, diameter, and circumference of the circles I brought in, as well as other circles in the room. Discuss the different properties of a [...]

    20. This title appears to be the first in this series. In this one, King Arthur and his knights have a problem hearing one another at their long rectangular table. So, they try a square, and a diamond, and you get the idea. Fate introduces them to a circle, which they use, and all live happily ever after. In this book we meet Sir Cumference, after which the circumference of a circle is named; Lady Di of Ameter, after whom diameter is named, and little Radius, their son, half the size of Lady Di, aft [...]

    21. Awards: N/AGrade Level: 3 – 5Summary: This book is about a group of knights and King Arthur. They are meeting at a table, and the the shape of the table continues to be an issue. They try all sorts of shapes that don't work out, before landing on a circle.Review: This is a great book for introducing different types of shapes, and the characteristics of the shapes. It presents the new material in a way that can be more understandable (since it's presented situationally) for elementary learners. [...]

    22. This math adventure by Cindy Neuschwander proves that even math can be made into a good story. Sir Cumference and the First Round Table is a clever combination of the old story of the Knights of the Round table and the current school lessons on geometry, shapes and even the parts of a circle. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole setup of the book: the text is laid against a piece of old parchment with bold, bright and strong illustrations in the back. Neuschwander is an experienced teacher, and I thin [...]

    23. Before reading the story, I can ask my students to see what they think 'Sir Cumference' and 'Lady Di of Ameter' actually represents. Later on, an activity we could do is play around with other math terms and come up with our own 'play on words' that others can try to guess. I like this book because it introduced a lot of great concepts, such as the circumference, diamater, and radius of a circle as well as the ways in which we measure geometric shapes using area and perimeter. In class, students [...]

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