Life of Fred - Butterflies (Elementary Series)

Life of Fred - Butterflies (Elementary Series)

Publisher: Z Twist Books - Life of Fred
Author: Stan Schmidt
$16.00

The second book in the Life of Fred Elementary Series and the second 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
Time
  • Reading 5:10 on a Clock
  • Reading 5:55 on a Clock
  • Half Past Six

Specific Numbers

  • a Dozen
  • A Baker’s Dozen
  • Trillion, Quadrillion, and Quintillion

Types of Numbers

  • Ordinal Numbers
  • Whole Numbers
  • Cardinal Numbers

Geometry

  • Collinear
  • Perpendicular

Other Math Concepts

  • One Yard = 3 Feet
  • Numbers that Add to 9
  • Counting by twos
  • Parentheses and Brackets
  • Aleph-null

Other Concepts

  • Facts about Butterflies
  • Chrysalis vs. Cocoon
  • Braces
  • Christina Rossetti
  • Sheet Music for “But Not Alone”
  • Domenico Fetti’s Archimedes Thoughtful
  • Exclamation Points
  • Bad Things about Sugar
  • One Good Thing about Sugar
  • Marvin Stone’s Invention of the Paper Straw 1888
  • Orion’s Belt
  • Betelgeuse
  • Why Not Every Three Stars Can Make a Triangle
  • Book Signings
  • Why You Can Not Walk In a Room
  • Deliberate vs. Inadvertent
  • How to Say 'Toenail' in German
  • Yurts
  • a Nebula is Not a Star
  • Light Years
  • the Alphabet Game
  • p.m. (post meridiem)
  • Syncope
  • Sheet Music for “The Crash of the Bell Tower”
  • Quotation Marks inside of Quotation Marks
  • Spine of a Book
  • Naissance
  • Lie vs. Lay
  • Kingie’s Brothers
  • States that Begin with the Letter M
  • Saying Thank You
  • Virgil’s Aeneid
  • History of Pizza
  • How to Set a Table
Hardback, ISBN 978-0-9791072-5-2, 128 Pages

Click here to see sample pages.  To order the first book of kindergarten material click here.
Book Title Life of Fred - Butterflies (Elementary Series)
Publisher: Z Twist Books - Life of Fred
Author Stan Schmidt

The second book in the Life of Fred Elementary Series and the second 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 Time
  • Reading 5:10 on a Clock
  • Reading 5:55 on a Clock
  • Half Past Six

Specific Numbers

  • a Dozen
  • A Baker’s Dozen
  • Trillion, Quadrillion, and Quintillion

Types of Numbers

  • Ordinal Numbers
  • Whole Numbers
  • Cardinal Numbers

Geometry

  • Collinear
  • Perpendicular

Other Math Concepts

  • One Yard = 3 Feet
  • Numbers that Add to 9
  • Counting by twos
  • Parentheses and Brackets
  • Aleph-null

Other Concepts

  • Facts about Butterflies
  • Chrysalis vs. Cocoon
  • Braces
  • Christina Rossetti
  • Sheet Music for “But Not Alone”
  • Domenico Fetti’s Archimedes Thoughtful
  • Exclamation Points
  • Bad Things about Sugar
  • One Good Thing about Sugar
  • Marvin Stone’s Invention of the Paper Straw 1888
  • Orion’s Belt
  • Betelgeuse
  • Why Not Every Three Stars Can Make a Triangle
  • Book Signings
  • Why You Can Not Walk In a Room
  • Deliberate vs. Inadvertent
  • How to Say 'Toenail' in German
  • Yurts
  • a Nebula is Not a Star
  • Light Years
  • the Alphabet Game
  • p.m. (post meridiem)
  • Syncope
  • Sheet Music for “The Crash of the Bell Tower”
  • Quotation Marks inside of Quotation Marks
  • Spine of a Book
  • Naissance
  • Lie vs. Lay
  • Kingie’s Brothers
  • States that Begin with the Letter M
  • Saying Thank You
  • Virgil’s Aeneid
  • History of Pizza
  • How to Set a Table
Hardback, ISBN 978-0-9791072-5-2, 128 Pages

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