The Sir Cumference books are a great resource for teaching geometry lessons! Set in the court of Camelot, each tale is actually a geometry lesson, with a mystery or dilemma that can only be solved with the aid of geometry knowledge and tools. Some books are great for introducing a concept, while others are best to use once students are familiar with the concepts covered.
Each of the main characters is cleverly named after geometry terms. There's:
- Sir Cumference, a knight in Camelot
- Lady Di of Ameter, his dutiful wife
- Radius, their brave and beloved son
- Perimeter, the cousin of Radius
- and others (including, of course, the legendary King Arthur)
In Primary Maths collection:
Choose appropriate units of measurement for length, area, volume, capacity and mass(ACMMG108)
Calculate the perimeter and area of rectangles using familiar metric units (ACMMG109)
Compare 12- and 24-hour time systems and convert between them (ACMMG110)
Connect three-dimensional objects with their nets and other two-dimensional representations(ACMMG111)
Use a grid reference system to describe locations. Describe routes using landmarks and directional language (ACMMG113)
Describe translations, reflections and rotations of two-dimensional shapes. Identify line and rotational symmetries (ACMMG114)
Apply the enlargement transformation to familiar two dimensional shapes and explore the properties of the resulting image compared with the original (ACMMG115)
Estimate, measure and compare angles using degrees. Construct angles using a protractor(ACMMG112)