Life of Fred - Edgewood (Elementary Series)

Life of Fred - Edgewood (Elementary Series)

Publisher: Z Twist Books - Life of Fred
Author: Stan Schmidt
$16.00
The fifth book in the Life of Fred Elementary Series and the first book of second-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
  • Concurrent Lines
  • Parallel Lines
  • Trapezoids
  • Right Angles
  • Functions
  • Rhombuses
  • Constant Functions
  • Median Average
  • Writing Larger Numbers with Commas
  • Using Logarithms to Solve 2x = 5
  • Birdie Rule for Logarithms
  • Finding Approximate values for log 5 on a Calculator
  • Bar Graphs
  • < (less than)
  • Numbers that Add to 8
  • 10 and 12
  • Parallelograms
  • Rows and Columns of a Matrix
  • Quarter of an Hour
  • Half Dozen
  • Six Examples of Functions- Add, Subtract, Multiply, Divide, Tangent, and Derivative

Other Concepts

  • Dangling participles
  • Christina Rossetti’s “A Chill”
  • Dealing with Troubles
  • Facing Things You Don’t Want to Do
  • Tripoli
  • Eritrea
  • Math Poems
  • Couplets in Poetry
  • Strait does not mean Straight
  • Judging People by their Size
  • If Fred Were an Author
  • Population of the Earth
  • State Income Tax Rates as Percents
  • Definition of Polka Dots
  • the Four Kinds of Sentences: Declarative, Interrogative, Imperative, and Exclamation
  • Pronouns
  • Importance of Seat Belts
  • Small, Medium, and Large Mistakes
  • Busted vs. Broken
  • Gibbous Moons
  • Dusk
  • Two Kinds of Knowledge Errors
  • Firearm Safety
  • Symptoms of Hypothermia
  • Voluntary and Involuntary Actions of the Body
  • Lorentz Contraction
  • International Date Line
  • Treatment of Hypothermia
  • the Addition Game Using Playing Cards
  • Alright Is Not a Word
  • Playing Guess-A-Function
  • One Way to Feel Lonely
  • What It Means to Matriculate
Hardback, ISBN 978-0-9791072-8-3, 128 Pages

Click here to view sample pages.  To see the second book of second-grade material, click here.
Book Title Life of Fred - Edgewood (Elementary Series)
Publisher: Z Twist Books - Life of Fred
Author Stan Schmidt
The fifth book in the Life of Fred Elementary Series and the first book of second-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
  • Concurrent Lines
  • Parallel Lines
  • Trapezoids
  • Right Angles
  • Functions
  • Rhombuses
  • Constant Functions
  • Median Average
  • Writing Larger Numbers with Commas
  • Using Logarithms to Solve 2x = 5
  • Birdie Rule for Logarithms
  • Finding Approximate values for log 5 on a Calculator
  • Bar Graphs
  • < (less than)
  • Numbers that Add to 8
  • 10 and 12
  • Parallelograms
  • Rows and Columns of a Matrix
  • Quarter of an Hour
  • Half Dozen
  • Six Examples of Functions- Add, Subtract, Multiply, Divide, Tangent, and Derivative

Other Concepts

  • Dangling participles
  • Christina Rossetti’s “A Chill”
  • Dealing with Troubles
  • Facing Things You Don’t Want to Do
  • Tripoli
  • Eritrea
  • Math Poems
  • Couplets in Poetry
  • Strait does not mean Straight
  • Judging People by their Size
  • If Fred Were an Author
  • Population of the Earth
  • State Income Tax Rates as Percents
  • Definition of Polka Dots
  • the Four Kinds of Sentences: Declarative, Interrogative, Imperative, and Exclamation
  • Pronouns
  • Importance of Seat Belts
  • Small, Medium, and Large Mistakes
  • Busted vs. Broken
  • Gibbous Moons
  • Dusk
  • Two Kinds of Knowledge Errors
  • Firearm Safety
  • Symptoms of Hypothermia
  • Voluntary and Involuntary Actions of the Body
  • Lorentz Contraction
  • International Date Line
  • Treatment of Hypothermia
  • the Addition Game Using Playing Cards
  • Alright Is Not a Word
  • Playing Guess-A-Function
  • One Way to Feel Lonely
  • What It Means to Matriculate
Hardback, ISBN 978-0-9791072-8-3, 128 Pages

Click here to view sample pages.  To see the second book of second-grade material, click here.