Sunday, September 8, 2013

Sir Cumference and the Great Knight of Angleland (Math Mentor Text)

Happy Sunday! It's time for football! Glen and I are looking forward to being able to relax after church and watch a sport we both enjoy. But before we do any of that I need to link up with the two lovely ladies at Collaboration Cuties for their linky.

The book I want to share with you is one that I have used for years to introduce my students to angles. Sir Cumference and the Great Knight of Angleland by Cindy Neschwander.

For those of you who aren't familiar with this book, the main character Radius is training to become a knight. In order to receive his knighthood he must go on a quest. Along the way he sees the Mountains of Obtuse and the little town with steep roofs that are "cute." He also needs to take "Knightly Right Turns" to help him in his adventure. The only thing he has to help him on his journey is an only family medallion.
 The students enjoy the adventure in this book. Some of them understand the puns as we read, others need a little help along the way! After we read the book we normally make a four flap foldable to remember what the angles names are and what they mean. The kids enjoy the book and it gives us a reference point to go back to when they are first trying to learn and use the vocabulary.

What are your favorite math mentor texts?


  1. I love the Sir Cumference books. They are such a fun way to incorporate literature into a math lesson!


  2. I love this book! I just got it over the summer! I love how these stories tell the story of simple math skills!

    Thanks for linking up!
    Collaboration Cuties

  3. I had never seen this book! I'm adding it to my wish list now and Can't wait to use it with my babies later this year! Thanks for sharing this one!


  4. I really have to go back to using these books - thanks for the reminder to take this out when it is time for angles.