Literature Connection: Sir Cumference and the First Round Table by Cindy Neuschwander Mathematical Strand: Geometry Topic: Students will analyze characteristics of various 2 dimensional shapes and explore their properties and use various vocabulary terms to discuss geometric relationships. Grade Level: 4-6 Lesson Created by: Jean Johnson, Fort Riley Middle School, Fort Riley, KS LESSON Description Materials Sir Cumference and the First Round Table, by Cindy Neuschwander, illustrated by Wayne Geehan. 1. Launching the Lesson (engage): Introduce and read the story, Sir Cumference and the First Round Table. 2. Developing the Lesson: As each shape is presented, discuss the properties of each shape. Discuss how the perimeter, area, and angle size are affected with each new shape. 3. Closure/Discussion/Elaboration: Discussion should include, but not be limited to the following vocabulary: Geometry Circumscribe Circumference/perimeter Area (of circle) Diameter Radius Diagonal Half Triangle Rectangle Square Parallelogram Octagon Oval Circle Present various circumference, perimeter, and area problems for a variety of shapes. Teacher notes: My students really enjoyed this book. It's light-hearted, humorous approach to various geometric vocabulary and shapes sparked their interest.