Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi, a Math Adventure
by Cindy Neuschwander, illustrated by Wayne Geehan
In Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi, a Math Adventure, Radius (the name is referred to but not described in math terms) saves his father’s life after accidentally turning him into a fire breathing dragon. Of course, a math formula is the reason for the solution. Did you know Sir Cumference named Pi in this story? Did you know this story tells how the math formula for ∏ was discovered? This is a fictional story but the author’s purpose is achieved when children remember this math lesson.
Did you know March 14 (think about it) is Pi Day in many schools? At school pies are perhaps served at least in the teacher’s lounge on this day to accompany this story and the learning of this formula: circumference divided by diameter = Pi or ∏
Pi Day Activities Links from Education World (many links)
This post is linked up to the 2 Peas and a Dog Wild Wednesday Freebie Link up for Math Grade 4 and up.