a list compiled by Alex Kasman (College of Charleston)
|These are pun filled picture books. To be honest, they do not appeal to me at all; I would give them low ratings for both literary quality and mathematical content. However, as you can see from the comments and user ratings below, I have been out-voted! The books in this series do seem to be very popular with teachers and school children.
I thought surely you would have these classic children's math tales
listed. I read them to my 6th graders with a phony English accent and
they are just riveted to the stories, which also help
introduce/reinforce some geometric terminology.
Sir Cumference and the First Round Table
Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi
Sir Cumference and the Sword in the Cone
Sir Cumference and the Great Knight of Angleland
Fun reading for a Math-loving 2nd grade homeschooler.
Good adventure book!
I loved this whole series of books and want to know if more are available. I bought this books for my 2 sons and they not only loved them and the silly puns, but they learned the math concepts and ACTUALLY understood them. And although I hate to admit it, but I graduated from high school and some college and didn't understand some of these math concepts until I read these books. They are the greatest math teaching tools I have come accross yet.
These books are fantastic for any age!
I teach grade seven and eight math and these books are outstanding! They serve as an excellent way to include math vocabulary and students enjoy taking the journey of discovery along with the main characters. I am very impressed with the work of Neuschwander and can honestly say that I have never seen such work before. Extremely impressive work that has indeed helped change the way I teach math.
I use this book to help my 7th graders reinforce concepts. I have enjoyed reading these books to them, and reading the books created a children's book project that includes math into the curriculum. The names are fantastic. They especially liked Per and Imiter.
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