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Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
     

Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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by Cindy Neuschwander
 

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When Sir Cumference drinks a potion which turns him into a dragon, his son Radius searches for the magic number known as pi, which will restore him to his former shape.

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When Sir Cumference drinks a potion which turns him into a dragon, his son Radius searches for the magic number known as pi, which will restore him to his former shape.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780613352284
Publisher:
Turtleback Books
Publication date:
07/13/2002
Series:
Sir Cumference Math Series
Edition description:
THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 9.75(h) x (d)
Lexile:
AD510L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

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Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi 2.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Terrific book for intro to terminology.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book is great for any one who is studying curcomfrence.
GratefulGrandma More than 1 year ago
This is a great book to help children understand the meaning of Pi. It is an entertaining story about a young boy (Radius) who tries to reverse a situation where his father (Sir Cumference) has been turned into a dragon! His father is in danger as the queen has sent out word that there is a dangerous dragon that needs to be killed. Poor Radius must work fast. The antidote must be measured using a riddle about circles and their measurements. Within the story we meet brothers Geo and Metry, a wheel maker, Sym, Lady Fingers who is baking pies, and Lady Di of Ameter. Students will enjoy the story and at the same time learn about Pi! There are various activities that can be done with this story, especially having the students recreate what Radius does to find the measure of Pi. A wonderful math story! The vocabulary contained in the story in a fun way is a great way to introduce some of the math concepts. The illustrations are wonderful and show the concept of Pi being discovered as well as being fun and imaginative. This is a great book for school libraries and in particular middle grade classes as they learn about the concepts mentioned in the book.
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I love Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi. Every year, I read it out loud to my 6th graders on Pi-Day (3-14 or March 14th). We have a great discussion about the characters and their names (which are math specific vocabulary words). The books helps my students understand that Pi is the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. Some students still don't make the connections after they complete a math discovery lab, but they all understand after we finish reading the book. This year, I could not locate the hard copy of the book (there was a substitute in my class during my Maternity leave and it is missing). The Barnes and Noble, by my home, was out of stock, so I purchased it online. Beware; This book doesn't open with an I-pad or on a desk top. You must have a Nook!!! I have wasted my money.