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Sir Cumference and the Sword in the Cone Hardcover – July 1, 2003


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 1 - 7
  • Lexile Measure: 630L (What's this?)
  • Series: Sir Cumference
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Charlesbridge (July 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1570916004
  • ISBN-13: 978-1570916007
  • Product Dimensions: 0.4 x 9 x 9.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #516,415 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Grade 3-5--Neuschwander retells "The Sword in the Stone" from a mathematical angle. Readers follow along with Sir Cumference and Lady Di of Ameter as their son Radius and his friend Vertex set out to find Edgecalibur. Filled with riddles and puns, the story is sure to delight students with some geometry background. Geehan's bright oil, acrylic, and pen-and-ink paintings include all the visual details that the text needs to help solve this geometrical mystery. If your students have enjoyed the first three books in the series, they will certainly want this one. Make sure to share these gems with your math teachers. The books can be used to support educational initiatives such as multiple intelligences, and students who are strong in verbal/linguistic areas will appreciate the integration of literature into their math lessons.--Christine E. Carr, Lester C. Noecker Elementary School, Roseland, NJ
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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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Christina
This book is well written, easy to follow and really helps students understand math in a fun way.
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They were an instant hit - every single one in the Sir Cumference series!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Gayle S. Ataceri on July 2, 2008
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Some years ago, we stumbled upon these books at the library. They were an instant hit - every single one in the Sir Cumference series! We check out lots of books but this one the children remembered. In fact, we hadn't checked these out for a couple of years when one son started a new geometry section in math and asked me to get these again so he could review! My preschooler thinks of these as fun stories and enjoys the illustrations while the older crew is making the connections to mathematical concepts they are learning. For example, one child always keeps diameter and radius straight because of the book characters (Radius is the little guy!). I highly recommend this series as enjoyable literature that will help your children remember their geometry. The books also have an object or character (jester, seagull, rat, cat, etc.) that appears on most pages which is an extra bit of fun to look for. I love the rich colors and oil painting technique too (I may be wrong about the oil painting but that's the feel of it). I decided these belong in our home library and was especially pleased that Amazon was running its buy 3 get 1 free promotion just then.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By B. Scoggins on January 6, 2008
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I purchased the whole set for homeschooling purposes and it really drives home the concepts in a fun way with the kids not realizing they are learning geometry. This is as fun as Cyberchase in a book format. Highly recommend these!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amber Drummond on March 24, 2010
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This is a great book. It has lots of mathematical elements while also being fun for middle school students. I, as a math teacher, enjoyed reading this book to my students. The math terms that tie the book together are very creative in the way they are presented. If you are reading this book to a class of middle school students, it will take from ten to fifteen minutes to read completely if the class is attentive. The math described in the book can help students to remember those terms later.
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By M. J. Sardy on July 19, 2013
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My five year old loves this series and he does not realize he is learning math skills. His vocabulary now includes some interesting math terms ( although he does not realize it). We now have almost all of the books.
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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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By M. Heiss on August 29, 2011
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Whatever it takes. This book combines knights and castles with geometric learning in a way that sneaks it in and makes it stick.

Both Stuart J. Murphy and Cindy Neuschwander have a talent for teaching math concepts to visual learners.
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By Christina on August 10, 2011
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Wonderful book ..... this book is a great book for teaching geometric shapes. If you can help it though, do not buy it from ANY_BOOK!!! I received the book 5 business late. They said they would give me a refund but are now claiming no wrong doing!!! DO NOT BUY FROM ANY_BOOK!!!
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