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Sir Cumference and the Isle of Immeter: A Math Adventure Review by Christine Field

Cindy Neuschwander
85 Main Street
Watertown, MA 02472

I love to introduce math and science concepts with a story--a real book. Cindy Neuschwander has written a series of books introducing math concepts through the adventures of her main character, Sir Cumference. As you can see, the characters have names based on mathematical terms. In this book, young lady Per visits her aunt and uncle, Sir Cumference and Lady Di of Ameter and her cousin Radius. They set out to solve a mystery involving a secret message and a sea serpent. No, I won't give away the plot here, but rest assured your child will be delighted with the story and the gentle, fun introduction to perimeter and area.

The paintings in this book are colorful and inviting. It is a beautifully put together book that your third-sixth grader will find delightful.

This is part of a series of such books, including titles of Pi, circumference, radius and diameter, measuring angels, and three-dimensional measurement. They are a great way to introduce, flesh out, or reinforce these concepts for our students. I also found that many of these were available at my local library.

Product review by Christine Field, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, LLC, October 2006