King Maximo and the Number Knights

Howard Schrager

Cloth Tape Binding


Whether you are homeschooling or teaching a class, King Maximo and the Number Knights is a delightful, engaging way to teach the basics of numbers 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!  For Grade 1 in the Waldorf curriculum.

8 1/2″ x 11″

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  1. As a Waldorf teacher now working with my third 1st grade class, I can enthusiastically endorse the use of this wonderful story for teaching the quality of numbers in first grade.
    Howard Schrager’s wonderful story is always a hit with the first graders and gives fantastic guidance to the teacher. Every first grade teacher should have this in his/her library!