For fans of the Sir Cumference series with coordinate geometry on their mind, here is the seventh installment in this fun look at math and language.
While riding through the forests of Angleland, cousins Per and Radius realize they are lost and are desperate for a map to guide them home. Soon they come across a mysterious house in the hills. Inside they find a map to a treasure belonging to Xaxon Yellowbearyd, the fiercest Viking warrior of his time. Per and Radius must decode the strange numbered grid on the map, while trying to steer clear of the pack of bungling bandits who are on their tail. Will they find the treasure in time?
Cindy Neuschwander delivers yet another intriguing math adventure featuring the well-known characters of Angleland. Readers will enjoy following Per and Radius in their quest while learning how coordinate geometry relates to everyday life. Wayne Geehan’s beautiful illustrations offer a bit of comic relief, while also clearly demonstrating the concepts explored in the story.
About the Author
Cindy Neuschwander is an elementary school teacher who loves teaching math. She also enjoys traveling, reading, and writing stories. She thought up Sir Cumference while visiting medieval castles in England. Cindy lives in Pleasanton, California.
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“We’re well and truly lost,” Per said to her cousin, Radius. “How I wish we had a map.” They were riding through a forest in the late afternoon.
Excerpted from "Sir Cumference and the Viking's Map"
Copyright © 2012 Cindy Neuschwander.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I've been reading Cindy Neuschwander's Sir C series books for years . . . own the entire series in fact. This one won't disappoint her young readers who will not only add to their mathematical knowledge, but enjoy a good adventure story (Vikings!) at the same time. Ginger in Georgia
My kids love this book.
This book is interesting and engaging for even the most reluctant of readers and mathematicians!