Sir Cumference and the roundabout battle : a math adventure (Sir Cumference) (#0715QV2)

by Neuschwander, Cindy; illustrated by Geehan, Wayne

2 reviews & awards | 1 full-text review

Hardcover Charlesbridge, 2015
Price: USD 15.74
Description: 32 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Dewey: 513.2; Audience: Upper Elementary; Reading Level: 4.2
AR 4 LG .5 180291EN; RC 4.2 3; LEX 670L
From the publisher: Grades 3-7; Ages 8-12
From SLJ: Gr 2-5; read the full-text review


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FollettBound Sewn Charlesbridge, 2015

USD 15.37

Paperback Charlesbridge, 2015

USD 7.85

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Sir Cumference

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The Sir Cumference series features the informative as well as entertaining Math adventures of King Arthur, his knight, Sir Cumference, Lady Di of Ameter, and friends, Radius and Vertex.

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From Follett

"When Steward Edmund Rounds and Sir Cumference notice that there are strangers camped nearby, Rounds II decides to investigate despite being involved with the task of learning how to make accurate counts of the castle's stores of food, supplies, and weaponry. When he reports back that an enemy is lying in wait, everyone moves quickly to defend the castle ... Using rounding techniques to figure out the totals more quickly, Rounds II is just in time to help stave off a potentially disastrous attack"--Publisher.

Product Details
  • Publisher: Charlesbridge
  • Publication Date: August 4, 2015
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Dewey: 513.2
  • Classifications: Nonfiction
  • Description: 32 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Tracings: Geehan, Wayne, illustrator.
  • ISBN-10: 1-57091-765-5
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-57091-765-3
  • LCCN: 2014-010499
  • Follett Number: 0715QV2
  • Reading Level: 4.2
  • Audience: Upper Elementary
  • Grades: 3-7
  • Ages: 8-12
  • School Library Journal: Gr 2-5
  • ATOS Book Level: 4
  • AR Interest Level: LG
  • AR Points: .5
  • AR Quiz: 180291EN
  • Reading Counts Level: 4.2
  • Reading Counts Points: 3
  • Lexile: 670L

Reviews & Awards
  • Horn Book Guide, 04/01/16
  • School Library Journal, 08/01/15

Full-Text Reviews
School Library Journal (August 1, 2015)
Gr 2-5-This latest series installment uses stories involving a knight named Sir Cumference as jumping-off points to explore mathematical concepts tackles rounding. Edmund Rounds and his son, Rounds 2, are responsible for keeping an inventory of items at Sir Cumference's castle. When Rounds 2 hands over his latest counts for inspection, Edmund notices that the number of bread loaves and butter pots has not been totaled. Rounds 2 admits that adding is the difficult part. As they total the items together, he finds that it is much easier to calculate numbers in groups of 10 (10, 20, 30, etc.). His father tells him that for some items, such as the number of bees in the hives, it's acceptable to come up with an approximate number. To thank his father for his assistance, Rounds 2 sets off to count the bedding of some travelers passing by but discovers that the men are enemies intent on attacking the castle. As Sir Cumference prepares for battle, he asks Rounds 2 to retrieve the bow and arrow counts. While these items have been counted, they have not yet been totaled, and Rounds 2 is left to complete the calculations himself. By rounding up or down to the nearest 10, Rounds quickly completes the task in what soon becomes known around the castle as the Rounds 2 Method. VERDICT Complete with the illustration style and subtle puns expected of the series, this title will be enjoyed by fans of the previous books.-Meaghan Darling, Long Hill Township Public Library, Gillette, NJ © Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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