Join Sir Cumference and the gang for more wordplay, puns, and problem solving in the clever math adventure that introduces readers to the concept of fractons.
Sir Cumference and Lady Di discover "Fracton numbers" while purchasing cloth and cheese at the Fracton Faire. While two-fourths may seem like the same as one-half, in truth it denotes two parts of one-half, or two quarters of the whole. But the real mystery is the fact that items at the fair keep disappearing, and Sir C, Lady Di, and the Earl of Fracton must set a numeric trap for the thief, teaching an important lesson along the way about the comparative size of fractions.
Punsboth literal and visualabound in this fun adventure story with beloved characters and a solid pedagogical foundation.
A fun little math adventure that introduces the basics of fractions to early elementary audiences.
— School Library Journal
About the Author
Cindy Neuschwander is a retired elementary school teacher who was inspired to write the Sir Cumference series while visiting medieval castles in England. She now works at California Polytechnic State University. She lives in San Luis Obispo, California.
Wayne Geehan is the illustrator of Multiplying Menace, Cut Down to Size at High Noon, and the Sir Cumference series. He lives in Acton, Massachusetts.
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“Fine fabrics!” “Fresh cheese!” Baa, baa!
Excerpted from "Sir Cumference and the Fracton Faire"
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