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Grade 3-6–Sir Cumference returns in this tale that introduces readers to the concepts of perimeter and area. As in the previous books, Neuschwander's characters have names that play with mathematical terminology. In this adventure Per visits his uncle and aunt (Sir Cumference and Lady Di of Ameter). After learning a game involving inners and edges, she and her cousin Radius become embroiled in a mystery with a secret message and a threatening sea serpent. To solve it, the youngsters must travel to the Isle of Immeter and use a series of geometric formulas to tame the sea serpent and bring peace to the area. Readers already familiar with these formulas will have the most ease understanding and solving the mystery. Teachers introducing the concepts of perimeter and area might find the book useful. Libraries that own the four earlier books in the series will want to consider adding this latest adventure to their collections.–Maura Bresnahan, High Plain Elementary School, Andover, MA
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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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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 1 - 7
  • Lexile Measure: 680L (What's this?)
  • Series: Math Adventures
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Charlesbridge; 1 edition (June 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 043902580X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0439025805
  • ASIN: 1570916810
  • Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 0.1 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #48,998 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Chatelaine VINE VOICE on September 16, 2007
Format: Paperback
Back in the days of Camelot, people knew geometry, but they learned it in adventures instead of textbooks. Per of Ameter played a game created by the Countess Areana in which they figured the outside edges and inner pieces of shapes made with the same size squares. Their skill at this game allowed them to solve several mysteries on the Isle of Immeter through a few escapes, as the island was protected by a sea dragon. Finally Per solved all the puzzles, and the sea dragon delivered a locked from the Countess Areana giving Per ownership of the island. When the two children returned from their adventure, Sir Cumference named the measurement of the outside edge of any flat, straight sided shape perimeter, after Per, who now was the Lady of Immeter. The inside of the shapes was called Area, after the Countess Areana who designed all the puzzles they solved. And so, as you will know if you have read this book, this is a cute, abbreviated account of the true way geometry really evolved.

A handy chart on the last page explains in mathematical terms the formulas described in the book.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Baker Mom on January 17, 2007
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My nine-year-old loved the earlier books in the Sir Cumference series, and was excited to hear that a new one was available. He enjoyed it thoroughly, for both the story and the math content. This series of books ranks near the top of his favorites list.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By M. A. Jameson on October 15, 2007
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This whole series of books is wonderful. The story line for a middle school level is somewhat elementary, but the students still LOVE them. They remember the terms and even bring them up during lessons. I think even at the middle school levels, the kids really like being read to and these books ,as silly as they seem when read at that level, help solidify these key geometry concepts in a fun kind of way. They take about 10-15 minutes to read out loud. Highly recommend!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kindle Customer on December 28, 2008
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The entire Sir Cumference Series are a wonderful way to entertain children while teaching math concepts. They don't even realize they are learning, they enjoy the stories. Each story connects math applications in ways children understand and can apply. What a wonderful gift. :)
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By Kelly Lawrence on January 17, 2010
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This book, and series of books, is a great aide in teaching math concepts. They personify the concepts, give kids visuals to associate with so they can remember what each concept/term means. The stories are cute, not contrived, and do a play on words quite a bit.
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This is one of a wonderfully engaging collection of math books for kids in elementary grades. They take complicated math concepts and explain them in creative succinct ways that will keep the child hooked to the very end.
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This is a great math book. It teaches kids while also entertaining. I purchased three of the Sir Cumference books for our library and the kids love them. The service was quick and the books were exactly as described.
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By Dublin mom on March 30, 2012
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These books are fantastic teaching tools to introduce the concepts of area and perimeter to children. The story line keeps the kids entertained while they are learning the math. Highly recommend!
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