## Wednesday, March 4, 2020

### Pi Day Math Read Aloud Sir Cumference and the Fraction Faire

Do you read aloud in math class?

Do you have a Pi Day Math Read Aloud for your class?

## Math Read Aloud Sir Cumference

The Read Aloud Math series is a monthly blog post about one book that can be used for grades 3-5. Every month there is a Math Book Read Aloud that will be shared with different resources for elementary school teachers to use.

This month's Math Read Aloud is "Sir Cumference and the Fraction Faire" by Cindy Neuschwander.  The book is not included in the Math Read Aloud packet. You can purchase the book separately HERE. The Math Read Aloud packet includes comprehension questions, discussion questions, activities, teacher directions, and a read aloud report.

Make a Fraction Pie Activity

March's Read Aloud Math book "Sir Cumference and the Fraction Faire" is a great book to read to Upper Elementary students. Students make real world connections with fractions in the land of Fracton. A fun and engaging way to look how to order fractions on a number line.

A great way to introduce ordering fractions is with this read aloud. Students will see fallacies with how people thought fractions worked. Review what a numerator and denominator are, how they work, and what that means for ordering fractions. It will spark many math conversations!

1. Discussion Questions {with answer key}
2. Order Fractions on a Number Line {with answer key}
3. Fraction Pie Activity {with student & teacher directions, and pictures}
4. Read Aloud Report {response paper with & w/out rubric}

Students enjoy listening to stories. This is one math story that they will not forget! Fractions, knights, ladies, and thieves. There is plenty of excitement to be had from Sir Cumference and the Fraction Faire.

Try one or all of the activities with your students. See how they engage with the math content and enjoy making connections through reading. Doing a Math Read Aloud is an easy way to incorporate cross-curricular activities in your classroom.