Life of Fred - Ice Cream (Elementary Series)

Life of Fred - Ice Cream (Elementary Series)

Publisher: Z Twist Books - Life of Fred
Author: Stan Schmidt
$16.00
The ninth book in the Life of Fred Elementary Series and the first book of fourth-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
  • The Big Question in Arithmetic
  • Multiplying Two-digit Numbers
  • a Pound of Hamburger Weighs More Than a Pound of Gold
  • the Last Ten Multiplication Facts
  • How to Remember 7×8 = 56
  • Sigma Notation
  • Subtracting 12 oz. from 15 lbs.
  • Bar Graphs
  • Ordered Pairs
  • Elapsed Time
  • First and Second Coordinates
  • Why Algebra Does Not Use the Times Sign (×)
  • Mathematicians
  • Minutes and Hours in the Metric System
  • Plotting Points on a Graph
  • Perimeter
  • the One Reason for Mathematics
  • Slope of a Line
  • Estimating Using Graphs
  • Changing the Scale on a Graph
  • Counting Back Change
  • Less Than (<) and Greater Than (>)
  • Area of a Rectangle.
  • and more!

Hardback, ISBN 978-1-937032-02-9, 128 pages

Click here to view sample pages.  

Book Title Life of Fred - Ice Cream (Elementary Series)
Publisher: Z Twist Books - Life of Fred
Author Stan Schmidt
The ninth book in the Life of Fred Elementary Series and the first book of fourth-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
  • The Big Question in Arithmetic
  • Multiplying Two-digit Numbers
  • a Pound of Hamburger Weighs More Than a Pound of Gold
  • the Last Ten Multiplication Facts
  • How to Remember 7×8 = 56
  • Sigma Notation
  • Subtracting 12 oz. from 15 lbs.
  • Bar Graphs
  • Ordered Pairs
  • Elapsed Time
  • First and Second Coordinates
  • Why Algebra Does Not Use the Times Sign (×)
  • Mathematicians
  • Minutes and Hours in the Metric System
  • Plotting Points on a Graph
  • Perimeter
  • the One Reason for Mathematics
  • Slope of a Line
  • Estimating Using Graphs
  • Changing the Scale on a Graph
  • Counting Back Change
  • Less Than (<) and Greater Than (>)
  • Area of a Rectangle.
  • and more!

Hardback, ISBN 978-1-937032-02-9, 128 pages

Click here to view sample pages.