Part of the popular Sir Cumference series! Baker Pia is back with a handy way of counting by tens and fractions in this fun introduction to the decimal system.
This time the focus is back on Pia of Chartres from Sir Cumference and the Off-the-Charts Dessert. She is kidnapped by a family of ogres--Tentt, the father, Hoondrit, the mother, and their ten daughters, Una to Decima. Pia is asked to help the ogres prepare a feast for a large celebration, which will involve tens, hundreds, even thousands of pieces of dessert!
Readers will learn about place value and the decimal system of notation in this latest medieval math adventure. The endnote includes a diagram with place names.
About the Author
Cindy Neuschwander is a native Californian born in San Diego. She received a BA in international studies from Willamette University and an MA in education from Stanford University. She has been teaching since 1975, both at the high school and elementary levels. 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.
Wayne Geehan, a graduate of the Art Institute of Boston, has been illustrating books, board games, and jigsaw puzzles for over 20 years. He is the illustrator of Multiplying Menace and Cut Down to Size at High Noon, as well as the Sir Cumference series. When he isn't painting in his Massachusetts studio, he enjoys being with his family, reading, and researching his family's genealogy.