Sarah and the Number Knights by Howard Schrager

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A sequel to King Maximo and the Number Knights 

Those who have already read King Maximo and the Number Knights, will be interested in hearing of the further adventures of Sarah, the unlikely hero of that story. This sequel follows Sarah as she relates to her former playmates what the Number Knights have shared at King Maximo’s feast. We watch as the children integrate what they have heard from Sarah about the archetypal qualities of the numbers 1-12 into their play in the meadow. At the end of each chapter, the particular Number Knight, recognizing their achievements, shares a further activity with them.

This story began as a manual for teachers and parents to explain how the material presented in King Maximo and the Number Knights may be developed into imaginative, hands-on learning activities that would help foster a joyful, active, creative and imaginative relation to mathematics. What is most unusual about this “manual” is that the instructions are given, implicitly, through the children’s conversation and purposeful play, with a little guidance from the Number Knights themselves.

Includes an appendix with a list of materials for the suggested activities for each number. Note: this manual/story is not illustrated.

Softcover; 68 pages

Author: Howard Schrager

Size: 8.5 inches x 11 inches