Life of Fred - Farming (Elementary Series)

Life of Fred - Farming (Elementary Series)

Publisher: Z Twist Books - Life of Fred
Author: Stan Schmidt
$16.00
The sixth book in the Life of Fred Elementary Series and the second 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
  • Adding to 14
  • Googol
  • Percents
  • Adding to 16
  • Rows of a Matrix
  • Median Average
  • Union of Sets
  • All of the Mathematics Generated by the Empty Set
  • Proof that the Set of Everything (the Universal Set) Cannot Exist
  • Cardinality of a Set
  • Collinear Points
  • Numbers vs. Numerals
  • Borrowing One in Subtraction
  • Definition of Function
  • Domain and Codomain

Other Concepts

  • Litotes
  • Three Things in Order to be Great
  • Oxymorons
  • Collective Nouns
  • Cock-a-doodle-doo in Four Languages
  • Circumference of the World
  • What Iniquitous Means
  • the Second Sound Recording Ever Made
  • the Proof that Every Number is Interesting
  • Flour Fights Are Fun
  • Rhetorical Questions
  • the Game of Questions
  • Caesura
  • Radius and Ulna
  • Humerus vs. Humorous
  • Dollars in Different Denominations
Hardback, ISBN 978-0-9791072-9-0, 128 Pages

Click here to see sample pages.  To order the first book of second-grade material click here.
Book Title Life of Fred - Farming (Elementary Series)
Publisher: Z Twist Books - Life of Fred
Author Stan Schmidt
The sixth book in the Life of Fred Elementary Series and the second 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
  • Adding to 14
  • Googol
  • Percents
  • Adding to 16
  • Rows of a Matrix
  • Median Average
  • Union of Sets
  • All of the Mathematics Generated by the Empty Set
  • Proof that the Set of Everything (the Universal Set) Cannot Exist
  • Cardinality of a Set
  • Collinear Points
  • Numbers vs. Numerals
  • Borrowing One in Subtraction
  • Definition of Function
  • Domain and Codomain

Other Concepts

  • Litotes
  • Three Things in Order to be Great
  • Oxymorons
  • Collective Nouns
  • Cock-a-doodle-doo in Four Languages
  • Circumference of the World
  • What Iniquitous Means
  • the Second Sound Recording Ever Made
  • the Proof that Every Number is Interesting
  • Flour Fights Are Fun
  • Rhetorical Questions
  • the Game of Questions
  • Caesura
  • Radius and Ulna
  • Humerus vs. Humorous
  • Dollars in Different Denominations
Hardback, ISBN 978-0-9791072-9-0, 128 Pages

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