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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

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.

Puns--both literal and visual--abound in this fun adventure story with beloved characters and a solid pedagogical foundation.

Wayne Geehan, a graduate of the Art Institute of Boston, has been illustrating books, board games, and jigsaw puzzles for over 20 years. When he isn't painting in his Massachusetts studio, he enjoys being with his family, reading, and researching his family's genealogy.

In this lesson, students will listen to a story called Sir Cumference and the Great Knight of Angleland by  Cindy Neuschwander, linking geometric vocabulary with an amazing story.  They will then draw the angles from the story - practicing measuring and drawing angles.  

This lesson can be broken up into segments.  My school district went to early release every Wednesday so I love to have a lesson like this, and have it last the entire day.  Because the lesson includes literature, math, history and writing I feel that I've covered every subject.  

Today's lesson started in my morning community circle.  I asked the students to popcorn what they know about circles.  Many students pointed out my theme wall - posters and student work - which I have astronomy related items on it - planets, moons and galaxies.  One pointed out we were sitting in a circle.  For the most part students were pointing out circle shapes but not how to measure a circle. 

It can often be difficult to engage reluctant learners in any subject, but it seems especially challenging to excite and engage kids who are uninterested or struggling with math. One of my favorite ways to draw kids in and share math in a non-threatening way is through the use of math story books ! If you’re not familiar with any, there are a wealth of quality story books out there that introduce various math topics in a way that is fun!

To help you use these books with your students, here’s a list of free resources to go along with and extend the learning of each story. Some of these are familiar and popular, and some may be books that you’ve never heard of before. I hope you will check them out and hopefully find some new ways to engage your young learners and have fun with math together!

This series of math adventures is a great way to introduce various math topics, especially geometry. I encourage you to check out all of them, but here are a few to get your started!

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.

Puns--both literal and visual--abound in this fun adventure story with beloved characters and a solid pedagogical foundation.

Wayne Geehan, a graduate of the Art Institute of Boston, has been illustrating books, board games, and jigsaw puzzles for over 20 years. When he isn't painting in his Massachusetts studio, he enjoys being with his family, reading, and researching his family's genealogy.

In this lesson, students will listen to a story called Sir Cumference and the Great Knight of Angleland by  Cindy Neuschwander, linking geometric vocabulary with an amazing story.  They will then draw the angles from the story - practicing measuring and drawing angles.  

This lesson can be broken up into segments.  My school district went to early release every Wednesday so I love to have a lesson like this, and have it last the entire day.  Because the lesson includes literature, math, history and writing I feel that I've covered every subject.  

Today's lesson started in my morning community circle.  I asked the students to popcorn what they know about circles.  Many students pointed out my theme wall - posters and student work - which I have astronomy related items on it - planets, moons and galaxies.  One pointed out we were sitting in a circle.  For the most part students were pointing out circle shapes but not how to measure a circle. 

It can often be difficult to engage reluctant learners in any subject, but it seems especially challenging to excite and engage kids who are uninterested or struggling with math. One of my favorite ways to draw kids in and share math in a non-threatening way is through the use of math story books ! If you’re not familiar with any, there are a wealth of quality story books out there that introduce various math topics in a way that is fun!

To help you use these books with your students, here’s a list of free resources to go along with and extend the learning of each story. Some of these are familiar and popular, and some may be books that you’ve never heard of before. I hope you will check them out and hopefully find some new ways to engage your young learners and have fun with math together!

This series of math adventures is a great way to introduce various math topics, especially geometry. I encourage you to check out all of them, but here are a few to get your started!

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In the first book in the series, King Arthur and his knights must use circumference, diameter, and radius to come up with a better table for their meetings. Their existing rectangular table is too long, requiring them to shout to be heard!

Although this book has a state interest level of grade 1-3, we think it is great for older kids as well. In fact, if you read the positive reviews on Amazon.com, there are upper grades, even high school teachers, using it in their own classrooms!

Reading Levels
Interest Level: Gr. 1-7               DRA Level:   40                  Lexile Measure:   600L
Grade Level Equiv:   4.8          Guided Rdg Level:  Q


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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.

Puns--both literal and visual--abound in this fun adventure story with beloved characters and a solid pedagogical foundation.

Wayne Geehan, a graduate of the Art Institute of Boston, has been illustrating books, board games, and jigsaw puzzles for over 20 years. When he isn't painting in his Massachusetts studio, he enjoys being with his family, reading, and researching his family's genealogy.

In this lesson, students will listen to a story called Sir Cumference and the Great Knight of Angleland by  Cindy Neuschwander, linking geometric vocabulary with an amazing story.  They will then draw the angles from the story - practicing measuring and drawing angles.  

This lesson can be broken up into segments.  My school district went to early release every Wednesday so I love to have a lesson like this, and have it last the entire day.  Because the lesson includes literature, math, history and writing I feel that I've covered every subject.  

Today's lesson started in my morning community circle.  I asked the students to popcorn what they know about circles.  Many students pointed out my theme wall - posters and student work - which I have astronomy related items on it - planets, moons and galaxies.  One pointed out we were sitting in a circle.  For the most part students were pointing out circle shapes but not how to measure a circle. 

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.

Puns--both literal and visual--abound in this fun adventure story with beloved characters and a solid pedagogical foundation.

Wayne Geehan, a graduate of the Art Institute of Boston, has been illustrating books, board games, and jigsaw puzzles for over 20 years. When he isn't painting in his Massachusetts studio, he enjoys being with his family, reading, and researching his family's genealogy.

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.

Puns--both literal and visual--abound in this fun adventure story with beloved characters and a solid pedagogical foundation.

Wayne Geehan, a graduate of the Art Institute of Boston, has been illustrating books, board games, and jigsaw puzzles for over 20 years. When he isn't painting in his Massachusetts studio, he enjoys being with his family, reading, and researching his family's genealogy.

In this lesson, students will listen to a story called Sir Cumference and the Great Knight of Angleland by  Cindy Neuschwander, linking geometric vocabulary with an amazing story.  They will then draw the angles from the story - practicing measuring and drawing angles.  

This lesson can be broken up into segments.  My school district went to early release every Wednesday so I love to have a lesson like this, and have it last the entire day.  Because the lesson includes literature, math, history and writing I feel that I've covered every subject.  

Today's lesson started in my morning community circle.  I asked the students to popcorn what they know about circles.  Many students pointed out my theme wall - posters and student work - which I have astronomy related items on it - planets, moons and galaxies.  One pointed out we were sitting in a circle.  For the most part students were pointing out circle shapes but not how to measure a circle. 

It can often be difficult to engage reluctant learners in any subject, but it seems especially challenging to excite and engage kids who are uninterested or struggling with math. One of my favorite ways to draw kids in and share math in a non-threatening way is through the use of math story books ! If you’re not familiar with any, there are a wealth of quality story books out there that introduce various math topics in a way that is fun!

To help you use these books with your students, here’s a list of free resources to go along with and extend the learning of each story. Some of these are familiar and popular, and some may be books that you’ve never heard of before. I hope you will check them out and hopefully find some new ways to engage your young learners and have fun with math together!

This series of math adventures is a great way to introduce various math topics, especially geometry. I encourage you to check out all of them, but here are a few to get your started!

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