Life of Fred - Dogs (Elementary Series)

Life of Fred - Dogs (Elementary Series)

Publisher: Z Twist Books - Life of Fred
Author: Stan Schmidt
$16.00
The fourth book in the Life of Fred Elementary Series and the second book of first-grade 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
Specific numbers

  • One Million
  • π (pi)
  • One Billion

Addition

  • Numbers that Add to 15
  • Numbers that Add to 17
  • Adding two- and three-digit numbers
  • Carrying the One in Addition

Patterns and Functions

  • Doubling 1 ➔ 2 ➔ 4 ➔ up to 1,267,650,600,228,229,401,496,703,205,376 (which is 100 doubles)
  • Functions
  • Finding Patterns
  • Consecutive Even Numbers
  • Guessing Functions
  • Constant Functions

Other Math Concepts

  • Digits in a Number
  • Two Dimes = 20 Cents
  • 7 - z = 4
  • Right Angles
  • Rectangles
  • Bar Graphs

Other Concepts

  • Our Place in the Dance of Life
  • the Game of Doubles
  • Fortnight
  • New Words in English
  • Anachronism
  • Middle English and Old English
  • Making Choices in Life
  • Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe
  • Morse Code from A–Z
  • the Function Party Game
  • What Can Cause Unclear Thinking
  • Rhyme Schemes
  • Tennyson’s In Memoriam
  • Eyes Adjusting to Bright Light
  • ATM Cards
  • Buying Books
  • One Day Without Reading
  • Sheet Music for “Borrowed Books”
  • Beautiful Handwriting
  • Macronutrients
  • the Eight Planets
  • Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
  • Different Ways to Pick Out a Book to Read
  • Different Jobs You Might Choose
  • Adopting a Dog
  • Idioms
  • Spendthrifts
  • Art in Advertising
  • Female and Male
  • Apartment Leases
  • Isotopes of Hydrogen
  • the Chemical Elements
  • Dog Games
Hardback, ISBN 978-0-9791072-7-6, 128 Pages

Click here to view sample pages.  To order the first book of first-grade material click here.
Book Title Life of Fred - Dogs (Elementary Series)
Publisher: Z Twist Books - Life of Fred
Author Stan Schmidt
The fourth book in the Life of Fred Elementary Series and the second book of first-grade 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 Specific numbers

  • One Million
  • π (pi)
  • One Billion

Addition

  • Numbers that Add to 15
  • Numbers that Add to 17
  • Adding two- and three-digit numbers
  • Carrying the One in Addition

Patterns and Functions

  • Doubling 1 ➔ 2 ➔ 4 ➔ up to 1,267,650,600,228,229,401,496,703,205,376 (which is 100 doubles)
  • Functions
  • Finding Patterns
  • Consecutive Even Numbers
  • Guessing Functions
  • Constant Functions

Other Math Concepts

  • Digits in a Number
  • Two Dimes = 20 Cents
  • 7 - z = 4
  • Right Angles
  • Rectangles
  • Bar Graphs

Other Concepts

  • Our Place in the Dance of Life
  • the Game of Doubles
  • Fortnight
  • New Words in English
  • Anachronism
  • Middle English and Old English
  • Making Choices in Life
  • Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe
  • Morse Code from A–Z
  • the Function Party Game
  • What Can Cause Unclear Thinking
  • Rhyme Schemes
  • Tennyson’s In Memoriam
  • Eyes Adjusting to Bright Light
  • ATM Cards
  • Buying Books
  • One Day Without Reading
  • Sheet Music for “Borrowed Books”
  • Beautiful Handwriting
  • Macronutrients
  • the Eight Planets
  • Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
  • Different Ways to Pick Out a Book to Read
  • Different Jobs You Might Choose
  • Adopting a Dog
  • Idioms
  • Spendthrifts
  • Art in Advertising
  • Female and Male
  • Apartment Leases
  • Isotopes of Hydrogen
  • the Chemical Elements
  • Dog Games
Hardback, ISBN 978-0-9791072-7-6, 128 Pages

Click here to view sample pages.  To order the first book of first-grade material click here.