Life of Fred - Advanced Algebra Expanded Edition (High School Series)

Life of Fred - Advanced Algebra Expanded Edition (High School Series)

Publisher: Z Twist Books - Life of Fred
Author: Stan Schmidt
$39.00
The second book in the Life of Fred High School Series

Life of Fred is a series of math books that break the old pattern of drill and kill. Instead of nothing but dry exposition and endless drill exercises, they contain fun stories about Fred Gauss, a child prodigy math genius. During his hilarious adventures, he encounters situations that call for solving math problems. Dr. Stanley Schmidt wrote these to make math come alive with humor, clear explanations, and silly illustrations that will make math a fun subject. Your children actually want to read these books. The stories carry on through the exercises, leading the student through them.  Many of the books have a series of quizzes called Bridges every few chapters. Passing a quiz means the student is ready for the next chapter. Some books have all the problem solutions in them, while others have separate answer keys or companions. The textbooks are all hardbound, the answer keys are comb-bound.

This program relies on reading comprehension and thinking and is non-consumable. You will not find 30 problems on every page of rote spoon-fed learning that is quickly forgotten.  This is totally different, a new way of learning math, and everything you need is in the book. As a parent, you will quickly pick up on the novel way as you read along and learn with your student.  Books available for grades K - 12.

The Human Face of Advanced Algebra

Every aspect of advanced algebra pops in our hero's everyday life

  • Romance! How to approach a good-looking passenger on the bus
  • Cuisine! What pie you shouldn't order...unless you're rich
  • Travel! Parts of Kansas you've never been to
  • Fashion! Hairless interiors and gold chains
  • Music! Contains the piano music—newest hit from Rockin' Rita

All fun! Just open and enjoy.

The author recommends taking Advanced Algebra before Geometry.

All of the second-year high school algebra -

  • Ratios
  • Median averages
  • Proportions
  • Dividing by zero
  • Cross-multiplying
  • Constants of proportionality
  • Inverse variation
  • Direct variation
  • Joint variation
  • Weight varies directly as the cube of the height
  • Area varies directly as the square of the height
  • Volume varies directly as the cube of the height
  • Laws of exponents
  • Rationalizing the denominator
  • Pythagorean theorem
  • Solving radical equations
  • Surface area of a cone
  • A Brief History of mathematics
  • Natural numbers
  • Whole numbers
  • Integers
  • Irrational numbers
  • Real numbers
  • Imaginary numbers
  • Complex numbers
  • Velocity
  • Conversion factors
  • Unit analysis
  • Venn diagrams
  • Union of sets
  • Disjoint sets
  • Subsets
  • Intersection of sets
  • Significant digits in addition and multiplication
  • Scientific notation
  • Exponential equations
  • Logarithms
  • Product, quotient, birdie, and power rules for logarithms
  • Using a scientific calculator
  • Finding antilogs
  • Three definitions of logarithms
  • Change-of-base rule for logarithms
  • Graphing
  • Abscissa
  • Ordinate
  • Quadrants
  • Slope
  • Slope- given two points
  • Slope-intercept and double-slope forms of the line
  • Slopes of perpendicular lines
  • Multiplying binomials
  • Factoring binomials
  • Factoring a difference of squares
  • Factoring trinomials
  • Adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing polynomial fractions
  • Complex fractions
  • Linear equations
  • Quadratic equations
  • Radical equations
  • Systems of Equations
  • Inconsistent, dependent and independent equations
  • Graphing planes in three dimensions
  • Cramer’s rule
  • Determinants
  • Ellipses
  • Circles
  • Reflective property of ellipses
  • Parabolas
  • Hyperbolas
  • Graphing inequalities
  • Definition of a function
  • Domain
  • Codomain
  • Range
  • Functional notation
  • One-to-one
  • Onto
  • Inverse functions
  • Ordered pairs
  • Long division of polynomials
  • Partial fractions
  • Proofs by math induction
  • Linear Programming
  • Arithmetic progressions, and series
  • Adding and multiplying matrices
  • Geometric sequences and progressions
  • Sigma notation
  • Fundamental principle of counting
  • Factorial, Permutations
  • Combinations
  • Binomial formula
  • Pascal’s Triangle

Hardback, ISBN 978-1-937032-13-5, 544 pages

 

Book Title Life of Fred - Advanced Algebra Expanded Edition (High School Series)
Publisher: Z Twist Books - Life of Fred
Author Stan Schmidt
The second book in the Life of Fred High School Series

Life of Fred is a series of math books that break the old pattern of drill and kill. Instead of nothing but dry exposition and endless drill exercises, they contain fun stories about Fred Gauss, a child prodigy math genius. During his hilarious adventures, he encounters situations that call for solving math problems. Dr. Stanley Schmidt wrote these to make math come alive with humor, clear explanations, and silly illustrations that will make math a fun subject. Your children actually want to read these books. The stories carry on through the exercises, leading the student through them.  Many of the books have a series of quizzes called Bridges every few chapters. Passing a quiz means the student is ready for the next chapter. Some books have all the problem solutions in them, while others have separate answer keys or companions. The textbooks are all hardbound, the answer keys are comb-bound.

This program relies on reading comprehension and thinking and is non-consumable. You will not find 30 problems on every page of rote spoon-fed learning that is quickly forgotten.  This is totally different, a new way of learning math, and everything you need is in the book. As a parent, you will quickly pick up on the novel way as you read along and learn with your student.  Books available for grades K - 12.

The Human Face of Advanced Algebra

Every aspect of advanced algebra pops in our hero's everyday life

  • Romance! How to approach a good-looking passenger on the bus
  • Cuisine! What pie you shouldn't order...unless you're rich
  • Travel! Parts of Kansas you've never been to
  • Fashion! Hairless interiors and gold chains
  • Music! Contains the piano music—newest hit from Rockin' Rita

All fun! Just open and enjoy.

The author recommends taking Advanced Algebra before Geometry.

All of the second-year high school algebra -

  • Ratios
  • Median averages
  • Proportions
  • Dividing by zero
  • Cross-multiplying
  • Constants of proportionality
  • Inverse variation
  • Direct variation
  • Joint variation
  • Weight varies directly as the cube of the height
  • Area varies directly as the square of the height
  • Volume varies directly as the cube of the height
  • Laws of exponents
  • Rationalizing the denominator
  • Pythagorean theorem
  • Solving radical equations
  • Surface area of a cone
  • A Brief History of mathematics
  • Natural numbers
  • Whole numbers
  • Integers
  • Irrational numbers
  • Real numbers
  • Imaginary numbers
  • Complex numbers
  • Velocity
  • Conversion factors
  • Unit analysis
  • Venn diagrams
  • Union of sets
  • Disjoint sets
  • Subsets
  • Intersection of sets
  • Significant digits in addition and multiplication
  • Scientific notation
  • Exponential equations
  • Logarithms
  • Product, quotient, birdie, and power rules for logarithms
  • Using a scientific calculator
  • Finding antilogs
  • Three definitions of logarithms
  • Change-of-base rule for logarithms
  • Graphing
  • Abscissa
  • Ordinate
  • Quadrants
  • Slope
  • Slope- given two points
  • Slope-intercept and double-slope forms of the line
  • Slopes of perpendicular lines
  • Multiplying binomials
  • Factoring binomials
  • Factoring a difference of squares
  • Factoring trinomials
  • Adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing polynomial fractions
  • Complex fractions
  • Linear equations
  • Quadratic equations
  • Radical equations
  • Systems of Equations
  • Inconsistent, dependent and independent equations
  • Graphing planes in three dimensions
  • Cramer’s rule
  • Determinants
  • Ellipses
  • Circles
  • Reflective property of ellipses
  • Parabolas
  • Hyperbolas
  • Graphing inequalities
  • Definition of a function
  • Domain
  • Codomain
  • Range
  • Functional notation
  • One-to-one
  • Onto
  • Inverse functions
  • Ordered pairs
  • Long division of polynomials
  • Partial fractions
  • Proofs by math induction
  • Linear Programming
  • Arithmetic progressions, and series
  • Adding and multiplying matrices
  • Geometric sequences and progressions
  • Sigma notation
  • Fundamental principle of counting
  • Factorial, Permutations
  • Combinations
  • Binomial formula
  • Pascal’s Triangle

Hardback, ISBN 978-1-937032-13-5, 544 pages