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:
46
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 lighthearted, humorous approach to various geometric vocabulary and shapes sparked their interest.
