Life of Fred - Apples (Elementary Series)

Life of Fred - Apples (Elementary Series)

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The first book in the Life of Fred Elementary Series and the first book of Kindergarten material.

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

Math Concepts

Algebra

• 5 + ? = 7
• 3x + 4x = 7x
• x + 4 = 7

Geometry

• Circles
• Ellipses
• Squares
• Rectangles

Time

• Reading 6:00 on a Clock
• Reading 3:05 on a Clock

Other Math Concepts

• Numbers that Add to 7
• Sets
• ≠ (not equal)
• One Million
• One Thousand
• Counting by Fives
• Counting by Hundreds

Other Concepts

• Days of the Week
• Leap Years
• Spelling February
• Dressing for Cold Weather
• 15 Degrees Below Zero (–15º)
• Deciduous Trees
• Deciduous Teeth
• Archimedes 287 B.C. Wrote The Sand Reckoner and Got Killed Being Rude
• ante meridiem (a.m.)
• Donner and Blitzen in German
• Euclid Wrote The Elements
• Pacific and Atlantic Oceans
• Whales Are Not Fish
• The “There Are Zero . . .” Game
• the Popularity of Zero
• Why Boats Are Cheaper to Rent in the Winter
• Triangles
• Herbivores and Carnivores
• The Colors of the Rainbow
• A King in Checkmate
• The Story of the Titanic
Hardback, ISBN 978-0-9791072-4-5, 128 Pages

Click here to see sample pages.  To order the second book of kindergarten material click here.
 Book Title Life of Fred - Apples (Elementary Series) Publisher: Polka Dot Publishing Author Stan Schmidt

The first book in the Life of Fred Elementary Series and the first book of Kindergarten material.

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

Math Concepts

Algebra

• 5 + ? = 7
• 3x + 4x = 7x
• x + 4 = 7

Geometry

• Circles
• Ellipses
• Squares
• Rectangles

Time

• Reading 6:00 on a Clock
• Reading 3:05 on a Clock

Other Math Concepts

• Numbers that Add to 7
• Sets
• ≠ (not equal)
• One Million
• One Thousand
• Counting by Fives
• Counting by Hundreds

Other Concepts

• Days of the Week
• Leap Years
• Spelling February
• Dressing for Cold Weather
• 15 Degrees Below Zero (–15º)
• Deciduous Trees
• Deciduous Teeth
• Archimedes 287 B.C. Wrote The Sand Reckoner and Got Killed Being Rude
• ante meridiem (a.m.)
• Donner and Blitzen in German
• Euclid Wrote The Elements
• Pacific and Atlantic Oceans
• Whales Are Not Fish
• The “There Are Zero . . .” Game
• the Popularity of Zero
• Why Boats Are Cheaper to Rent in the Winter
• Triangles
• Herbivores and Carnivores
• The Colors of the Rainbow
• A King in Checkmate
• The Story of the Titanic
Hardback, ISBN 978-0-9791072-4-5, 128 Pages

Click here to see sample pages.  To order the second book of kindergarten material click here.

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