Tonight, I'm linking up with some great blogging buddies from Collaboration Cuties, for their mentor text link up!
Sir Cumference is a great math picture book series, that makes my play-on-words and pun loving self extremely happy. In this particular book Sir Cumference & Lady Di of Ameter, are wanting to through a surprise party for King Arthur. They invite all of the kingdom, but figuring out how many meals and seats are needed poses a big problem. Throughout the book, many strategies are tried. Can this pair figure out a way to get the party going without the King finding out? Can all of the people really be counted?
Much like "Spaghetti and Meatballs for All" by Marilyn Burns, I have had students problem solve along with the characters in the book. What would you do? Seeing how the character suggested ____ do you think this will work? Among other questions of the sort. Students are encouraged to write out or draw ideas as well.
The book is a cute story and a chance for problem solving while reviewing/working on place value! Be sure to link up if there is a math book that you enjoy using in your classroom!