Saturday, February 7, 2009

Sir Cumference and the Great Knight of Angleland by Cindy Neuschwander

I waited until Saturday to post this week’s Fabulous Fiction Friday post not because I forgot, but because I wanted to tell you about a book that is not related to art. Gasp.

But since we were talking about angles yesterday, I thought the story of a knight who uses angles to complete a quest would be a great choice for this week’s book.

Sir Cumference and the Great Knight of Angleland, written by Cindy Neuschwander and illustrated by Wayne Geehan, is the story of Radius and his quest to find his neighbor, King Lell. Armed with only a circular medallion (a compass), Radius travels through a cute little town full of houses whose roofs connect at small angles. He then makes his way through the mountains of Obtuse. Finally, he must solve a series of angle-related challenges to make his way through the castle to rescue King Lell.

This book is full of math puns (which I love), and even includes two dragons that belong to King Lell (the “pair of Lell’s”).

This is a fun story and a great introduction to angles.


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5 comments:

Ms. Julie's Place said...

I took your last comment back as a challenge to come up with a step-by-step lesson for you and identify the angles. I promise I will do that, but I can't give you a time frame. In the meantime, I am going to suggest trying it with a dot-to-dot picture of a knight or a horse. I'll look for some and then link them back for you.

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Ms. Julie's Place said...

Here is a knight's helmet. This site also has a castle, dragon, and a horse. Have fun!!

http://www.printactivities.com/ConnectTheDots/Knight-Dot2Dot.html

Jessica said...

Thanks, Julie! I'm so excited to give it a try. Maybe I'll learn some spacial reasoning...

Ms. Julie's Place said...

Just so you know, I was really awful at geometry!