Jun 23, 2011

Picture Book Math Part 3

Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi (A Math Adventure)
Upper elementary and middle school kids will love this book when studying circles.  This book along with the book Sir Cumference and the First Round Table, introduces children to important geometric terms such as diameter, radius, circumference and pi.  My middle school students were so engrossed in the book that they didn’t even realize they were learning anything until our discussion.  In the Dragon of Pi, Radius’ father is turned into a dragon until Radius finds the magic number (pi) to turn him back into a human.  In the First Round Table, Sir Cumference has to use his knowledge of math to find the best shape for a table.

Click here to read Part 1.
Click here to read Part 2.  

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