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Sir Cumference and the Fracton Faire

Sir Cumference and the Fracton Faire
A Math Adventure

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By: Cindy Neuschwander / Illustrated by: Wayne Geehan

The Earl of Fracton must catch a thief.

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.

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Cindy Neuschwander, author

Cindy Neuschwander is a native Californian, but she has lived in many places, including Germany, England, Austria, and Hawaii. As a mathematics education specialist, Cindy sought ways to make math fun, interesting, and comprehensible to her students. In 1992, while living in England, Cindy began working on her first book with this goal in mind. Sir Cumference and the First Round Table took five years to reach publication, but it remains a very popular book for its presentation of math concepts as well as for its amusing and exciting story. It has been followed by further adventures of Sir Cumference and his family. In her spare time, when she isn't writing or dreaming up new math adventures, Cindy enjoys activities with her family.

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Wayne Geehan, illustrator

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.

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ISBN: 978-1-57091-771-4

ISBN: 978-1-57091-772-1

ISBN: 978-1-60734-850-4 EPUB
ISBN: 978-1-60734-851-1 PDF
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Ages: 7-10
Page count: 32
8 1/2 x 9 1/2

Correlated to Common Core State Standards:
English Language Arts-Literacy. Reading Literature. Grade 4. Standards 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 10
English Language Arts-Literacy. Reading Literature. Grade 5. Standards 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10
Math. Content. Grade 4. Numbers and Operations--Fractions. A. Standards 1, 2

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