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

4.7 out of 5 stars 33 customer reviews
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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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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 1 - 7
  • Lexile Measure: AD720L (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 9.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #26,816 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"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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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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This book was great, but maybe just a tad confusing. I used this in a lesson plan with 3rd graders. The story is sufficiently interesting, and it tells a story of place values up to the thousands place. This would be a good book to introduce a lesson on place values, or to close a lesson on place values. Just don't use it for the instructional part of your set or your kids will be a bit confused. Good book overall and I would use it again!
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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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Pretty funny book. Bought this book for my daughter when she was 6. Two years later, she still enjoys reading it. She liked how it talks about place values and she can apply it to when she is at school or when she has to count quickly. I would recommend to others.
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The Sir Cumference books are great for kids interested in math. My 8yo son, who loves math, devours these, though my 8yo daughter who is not interested in math, finds these uninteresting as well. But they teach concepts in a really great, fun way.
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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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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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