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Sir Cumference and the Great Knight of Angleland [PDF]

by Cindy Neuschwander
My intent with this site is not to give reviews. But it is really difficult to stick to principle when confronted with something this bad. Now, I liked the original Sir Cumference book. I am not opposed to trying to mix mirth with math. But, in place of mirth, this book has a torturous plot designed only to allow the main character to talk about "a cute" angle (get it?), and instead of math, there's... I don't know, it's like some backwards vocabulary lesson, whereby I'm supposed to remember the word for parallel lines because a "King" named, coincidentally, Lell, happens to own two dragons whose tails extend in the same direction over a moat - are you buying this?

There is actually something noteworthy here, in that it seems to give an indication of what the author considers mathematics to be, namely memorizing things that don't make any sense. I'm not holding her personally responsible, but I object. I don't consider any of the "facts" encountered herein to augment the reader's knowledge of mathematics. The approach to angle measure is just, well, sort of orthogonal to the concept of measuring angles, and at any rate I don't need a protractor to tell me when an angle is "Small".

(from my not-really-a-blog at https://sites.google.com/site/molnarm...)
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eBook formatPaperback, (torrent)En
Author
PublisherCharlesbridge
File size7.2 Mb
GanreScience
Release date 01.02.2001
ISBN9781570911699
Pages count32
Book rating4.08 (284 votes)
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1. Persia Emily | 17.02.2018 17:33

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Thank you! Great book!

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