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Sir Cumference and All the King's Tens: A Math Adventure Paperback – July 1, 2009


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 1 - 7
  • Lexile Measure: 720L (What's this?)
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Charlesbridge (July 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1570917280
  • ISBN-13: 978-1570917288
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.1 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 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: #38,360 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From School Library Journal

Grade 1–4—Sir Cumference and his wife, Lady Di, are back in another math adventure. As the hosts of a surprise birthday party for King Arthur, the couple needs to organize a growing number of guests for events to run smoothly. After several fumbling attempts to count the crowd, Sir Cumference realizes that the simplest way to figure out the total is to group the guests into tens, hundreds, and ultimately thousands. This system allows the royal celebration to take place without a hitch, resulting in a happy ending for all. Children will enjoy the lesson built into this tale and identify with the birthday-party theme. While the story can be enjoyed independently, most youngsters would benefit from sharing the book with an adult to fully understand the place value system. The math concept is explained in more detail in an author's note. The painterly acrylic illustrations convey the action with humorous exaggeration and amusing details (the depiction of a farmer and his wife is reminiscent of Grand Wood's American Gothic). Libraries in which this series is popular will want to consider purchasing this title.—Maura Bresnahan, High Plain Elementary School, Andover, MA
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Sir Cumference and his wife, Lady Di, are back in another math adventure. As the hosts of a surprise birthday party for King Arthur, the couple needs to organize a growing number of guests for events to run smoothly. After several fumbling attempts to count the crowd, Sir Cumference realizes that the simplest way to figure out the total is to group the guests into tens, hundreds, and ultimately thousands. This system allows the royal celebration to take place without a hitch, resulting in a happy ending for all. Children will enjoy the lesson built into this tale and identify with the birthday-party theme. While the story can be enjoyed independently, most youngsters would benefit from sharing the book with an adult to fully understand the place value system. The math concept is explained in more detail in an author s note. The painterly acrylic illustrations convey the action with humorous exaggeration and amusing details (the depiction of a farmer and his wife is reminiscent of Grand Wood s American Gothic). Libraries in which this series is popular will want to consider purchasing this title. --School Library Journal --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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Great book for introducing math concepts.
Brittany Fuller
This book on place value couples an interesting story with a critical math concept for students.
C. M. Woodworth
I love Cindy Neuschwander's way of combining an interesting plot with a mathematical concept.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on March 20, 2010
Format: Paperback
"Sir Cumference and All the King's Tens" is a Math Adventure book for elementary age children that uses the king's surprise birthday celebration for a chance tl learn to count by tens. Surprise party guest attendance must be counted quickly because Lady Di and Sir Cumference, the host and hostess for the birthday party, need to know how many guests to feed for lunch and dinner. In a comical series of preparation adventures, Sir Cumference and Lady Di count guests by tens, hundreds, and even thousands, using a system known as "place value" for their numbers. How many guests attend in total, and does the gloomy king finally smile and enjoy his birthday party? Inquisitive budding math minds will want to know, so pages will painlessly turn and numbers will effortlessly be learned in "Sir Cumference and All the King's Men," a math masterpiece!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By C. M. Woodworth on April 2, 2010
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Cindy Neuschwander does it again! Her Sir Cumference series is what initially got me interested in using the power of math literacy to enhance student understanding of math concepts. This book on place value couples an interesting story with a critical math concept for students. I immediately added it to my third grade math literacy library, and I think you should also.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By L.L.W. on September 20, 2009
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Finally a fun way to introduce math concepts to kids. I love Cindy Neuschwander's way of combining an interesting plot with a mathematical concept. Children can visually see the idea and have it connected to a story. Love it! The illustrations are not my favorite, but that is of secondary importance.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Tabblair Hope-o'brien on January 13, 2011
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Well written, beautiful illustrations, easy explanation of the math concept.
I have all their books and have used them with students of all ages and skill levels.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By tenortub on September 16, 2009
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Paperback is very high quality and, in this grandparents's opinion, outstanding for all children exposed to the wonders of mathematics. Highly recommended!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Cricket_jen on May 12, 2014
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This book is an excellent addition to your math book collection. I found it very useful to teach place value and there are some awesome lesson resources available online as well. The kids still love to read it and a few even noticed the play on words with the character and town names.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Geneva on July 11, 2014
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Great teaching book for Math that makes Math fun!
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This is a great math book, the whole series is a great one. It can be a little confusing but when it is explained to the students and then read again the students really love it
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