Life of Fred - Goldfish (Elementary Series)

Life of Fred - Goldfish (Elementary Series)

Publisher: Z Twist Books - Life of Fred
Author: Stan Schmidt
$16.00
The seventh book in the Life of Fred Elementary Series and the first book of third-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.
Concepts
  • Elapsed time: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Solving 3y= 12
  • Drawing Things to Scale
  • Digits in a Number
  • Similes
  • What Is Rarely on a Doll’s Christmas List
  • the Whole Point of Math
  • the Advanced Form of the Game of Which of These Is Not Like the Others
  • Polygons
  • Sequences
  • Comparative Forms of Adjectives
  • Superlative Forms of Adjectives
  • a Waning Moon
  • Definition of an Acre
  • Meters vs. Yards
  • Kilograms vs. Pounds
  • Lacrimal Glands
  • Area of a Rectangle
  • Volume of a Fish Tank
  • Cubic Feet into Gallons
  • Gallons of Water into Pounds
  • Multiplying by Ten, Hundred, and Thousand
  • One Ton = 2000 lbs.
  • Decimal Point
  • Estimating Sums
  • Practicing the Metric System with Dental Floss
  • Bar Graphs
  • and more!

Hardback, ISBN 978-1-937032-00-5, 128 pages

Click here to view sample pages.  

Book Title Life of Fred - Goldfish (Elementary Series)
Publisher: Z Twist Books - Life of Fred
Author Stan Schmidt
The seventh book in the Life of Fred Elementary Series and the first book of third-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. Concepts
  • Elapsed time: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Solving 3y= 12
  • Drawing Things to Scale
  • Digits in a Number
  • Similes
  • What Is Rarely on a Doll’s Christmas List
  • the Whole Point of Math
  • the Advanced Form of the Game of Which of These Is Not Like the Others
  • Polygons
  • Sequences
  • Comparative Forms of Adjectives
  • Superlative Forms of Adjectives
  • a Waning Moon
  • Definition of an Acre
  • Meters vs. Yards
  • Kilograms vs. Pounds
  • Lacrimal Glands
  • Area of a Rectangle
  • Volume of a Fish Tank
  • Cubic Feet into Gallons
  • Gallons of Water into Pounds
  • Multiplying by Ten, Hundred, and Thousand
  • One Ton = 2000 lbs.
  • Decimal Point
  • Estimating Sums
  • Practicing the Metric System with Dental Floss
  • Bar Graphs
  • and more!

Hardback, ISBN 978-1-937032-00-5, 128 pages

Click here to view sample pages.