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In this Sir Cumference story, Sir Cumference and the Great Knights of Angleland, Radius must prove himself on his quest for knighthood by rescuing a king. Sent off with the family medallion for luck, Radius dodges dangers and dragons. The ultimate challenge lies in a mysterious castle with a maze of many angles.
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Sir Cumference and the Great Knights of Angleland Unit Study Lessons
Here are a few of the lessons you will find in this Sir Cumference and the Great Knights of Angleland unit study:
If two lines intersect, they form angles. The spaces between the lines are angles. Have your child show you the angles.
Another way of looking at angles is to say that two rays sharing the same endpoint is an angle. (Diagrams are included in the unit study.)
A protractor is a measuring device for measuring angles. The unit of measure on a protractor is a degree.
Practice drawing some angles. Here are some instructions on how to use a protractor to draw angles.
- Draw a straight line (i.e. an arm of the angle).
- Place a dot at one end of the arm. This dot represents the vertex of the angle.
- Place the center of the protractor at the vertex dot and the baseline of the protractor along the
- arm of the angle.
- Find the required angle on the scale and then mark a small dot at the edge of the protractor.
- Join the small dot to the vertex with a ruler to form the second arm of the angle.
In the book are a pair of dragons that belong to King Lell. They are referred to as a “Pair of Lells.” They eventually create parallel lines when they stretch across the moat to become a living drawbridge for people to enter the castle. Does your child know what parallel means? Parallel means that the lines run beside each other but are positioned so that they will never run into each other (intersect each other).
Using two rulers or yardsticks place them on the floor apart from each other….can you child decide if they are parallel or not? He/she may have to imagine the lines continuing from each end…will the lines eventually meet? If they will then they are not parallel. You could also do this activity on a geoboard.
Create different lines on the board with the bands, which ones are parallel?
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How to Get Started with the Sir Cumference and the Great Knight of Angleland Unit Study
Follow these simple instructions to get started with the Sir Cumference and the Great Knights of Angleland unit study.
- Buy a copy of the book, Sir Cumference and the Great Knights of Angleland, or grab one from your local library.
- Print the Sir Cumference and the Great Knights of Angleland unit study.
- Choose the lessons you want to use with your student (a highlighter works great for this).
- Choose and prepare the printables you want to use with your student.
- Enjoy a week of learning math through literature.
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Sir Cumference General Lessons
The unit study writers created a set of general lessons to go with all of the Sir Cumference books. These will help you create a more balanced unit, if you want to incorporate other subjects such as social studies.
You can grab these lessons by clicking on the image below.
Note: These do NOT include the Sir Cumference and the Great Knights of Angleland unit study.
More Sir Cumference Math Resources
We have five unit studies based on the Sir Cumference books. Be sure to check out the other four: