Life of Fred - Decimals and Percents (Upper Elementary/Middle School Series)

Life of Fred - Decimals and Percents (Upper Elementary/Middle School Series)

Publisher: Z Twist Books - Life of Fred
Author: Stan Schmidt
$16.00
The second book in the Life of Fred Upper Elementary/Middle 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 are 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 Decimals and Percents

You know your addition and multiplication tables by heart.

You have read Life of Fred- Fractions

Now the gateway to algebra—Life of Fred- Decimals and Percents

One afternoon and evening with our five-year-old hero and you will learn-

  • Everything you need to begin algebra
  • Why they no longer play football at KITTENS University
  • Why you should never eat alone at the 5100th Avenue Steak House

All fun!  Just open & enjoy.

Concepts -

  • Number Systems
  • Adding and Subtracting Decimals
  • Multiplying by Ten
  • Functions and Inverse Functions
  • Pi
  • Multiplying Decimals
  • Whole Numbers
  • Squaring a Number
  • Subtracting Mixed Units
  • Sets and Subsets
  • Union and Intersection of Sets
  • Rules of Divisibility
  • Division of Decimals
  • Repeating Decimals
  • Bar Graphs
  • Prime and Composite Numbers
  • Consecutive Numbers
  • the Goldbach Conjecture
  • Area of a Circle
  • Dollars vs. Cents
  • Pie Charts
  • Conversion between Percents/ Fractions/ Decimals
  •  40% of 15
  • 30% off
  • Distance Equals Rate Times Time
  • 15% more
  • Area of a Triangle
  • Square Roots
  • Area of a Parallelogram
  • 13 Is What Percent of 52
  • Ratio
  • Ordered Pairs
  • Graphing
  • Negative Numbers
  • Elapsed Time
  • Probability

Hardback, ISBN 978-0-9791072-0-7, 192 pages

Click here to view sample pages.  To order the third book in the Life of Fred - Upper Elementary/Middle School Series click here.

Book Title Life of Fred - Decimals and Percents (Upper Elementary/Middle School Series)
Publisher: Z Twist Books - Life of Fred
Author Stan Schmidt
The second book in the Life of Fred Upper Elementary/Middle 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 are 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 Decimals and Percents

You know your addition and multiplication tables by heart.

You have read Life of Fred- Fractions

Now the gateway to algebra—Life of Fred- Decimals and Percents

One afternoon and evening with our five-year-old hero and you will learn-

  • Everything you need to begin algebra
  • Why they no longer play football at KITTENS University
  • Why you should never eat alone at the 5100th Avenue Steak House

All fun!  Just open & enjoy.

Concepts -

  • Number Systems
  • Adding and Subtracting Decimals
  • Multiplying by Ten
  • Functions and Inverse Functions
  • Pi
  • Multiplying Decimals
  • Whole Numbers
  • Squaring a Number
  • Subtracting Mixed Units
  • Sets and Subsets
  • Union and Intersection of Sets
  • Rules of Divisibility
  • Division of Decimals
  • Repeating Decimals
  • Bar Graphs
  • Prime and Composite Numbers
  • Consecutive Numbers
  • the Goldbach Conjecture
  • Area of a Circle
  • Dollars vs. Cents
  • Pie Charts
  • Conversion between Percents/ Fractions/ Decimals
  •  40% of 15
  • 30% off
  • Distance Equals Rate Times Time
  • 15% more
  • Area of a Triangle
  • Square Roots
  • Area of a Parallelogram
  • 13 Is What Percent of 52
  • Ratio
  • Ordered Pairs
  • Graphing
  • Negative Numbers
  • Elapsed Time
  • Probability

Hardback, ISBN 978-0-9791072-0-7, 192 pages

Click here to view sample pages.  To order the third book in the Life of Fred - Upper Elementary/Middle School Series click here.