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5.0 out of 5 stars Medieval Math Adventure
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...
Published on September 16, 2007 by Chatelaine

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2.0 out of 5 stars Not appropriate for third graders
This book starts out appropriate for younger kids then gets way too complicated. That part about perimeter and area is great then when it gets to circumference and radius it's much too complex. It would probably be great for middle schoolers. I would never read it to my third grade class.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Medieval Math Adventure, September 16, 2007
This review is from: Sir Cumference and the Isle of Immeter (Math Adventures) (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
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun and educational, 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
5.0 out of 5 stars Even in Middle School they still like to be read to, October 15, 2007
This review is from: Sir Cumference and the Isle of Immeter (Math Adventures) (Paperback)
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
5.0 out of 5 stars Cir Cumference Series Awesome find Great Fun Math resource, 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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5.0 out of 5 stars Great math aide, 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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5.0 out of 5 stars A must for any math teacher, February 24, 2013
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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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5.0 out of 5 stars Great teaching tool, 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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5.0 out of 5 stars Loved series in my house, January 4, 2013
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All of the Sir Cumference books are a huge hit with our 6 year old. She trades her baby teeth (when they fall out) to her father for these books, rather than having a tooth fairy come to collect!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Creative Basics, May 3, 2011
I am a high school math teacher and LOVE this series of books. Written for young children, but it still helps my high school students understand basic concepts in a fun, creative way.
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5.0 out of 5 stars sir cumference book, December 31, 2012
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These books are a cool way to teach te kids about math skills. the pictures are colorful. The story easy to understand
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