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Using Read-A-Louds in Math

I love introducing read-a-louds during my math class.  First of all, it gets everyone's attention because my students generally think of read-a-louds as part of our math instruction.  Secondly, there are some very talented writers who have done excellent jobs of breaking complex math concepts down and teaching them through easy to understand stories.  One great example is Cindy Neuschwander.  Her Sir Cumference series is truly excellent.  Each year, I use it during my Geometry unit and I truly believe my students leave my class with a better understanding of concepts like Pi, as a result of her books.  I created this Free Lesson For "Sir Cumference and The First Round Table".  This lesson is a perfect companion lesson for the book, as it allows students to immediately use the concepts they learn about in the story.