Sir Cumference and the First Round Table: A Math Adventure
by Cindy Neuschwander and Wayne Geehan
Pages: Hardcover, 32 pages
Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing (January 28, 1999)
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 so 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.
I bought this book as a resource for vocabulary words and fell in love with it. Math is not my subject by any means but when you put a story to it, I am good!! This book puts a fun spin on the concept of circumference and understanding what it is. Math teachers would be wise to use these books (yes, there are more) in their classroom to teach concepts because some of us learn better through story!