Whether you are homeschooling or teaching a class, King Maximo and the Number Knights is a delightful, engaging way to teach the first 12 numbers and their archetypal qualities to young children. The story, written as a series of 12 lesson-chapters, retells how King Maximo sent his 12 number knights out into the world charged to discover the greatest of the numbers. The knights go out and then return and meet in King Maximo’s great hall. As each tells the tale of his adventures, we find that each knight has a different opinion of what is, truly, the greatest number.
Included with each chapter is a shield, illustrated in color, that evokes the wonders of the number that chapter’s Number Knight found to be the greatest. These shields are just right for the artistic element of each lesson, and are sure to engage the students as they also convey much of the essence of the number they represent.
King Maximo and the Number Knights is another gift by master teacher Howard Schrager, one that every child lucky enough to hear these tales and draw the number shields will carry within through a lifetime.
Outstanding! Recommended for use at the beginning of the Waldorf second grade year or after. Howard says, “(there) is never a wrong time to bring the qualities of numbers to children if they have not had it before. It opens up a whole new dimension of math.”