Life of Fred - Pre-Algebra 0 with Physics (Middle School Math)

Life of Fred - Pre-Algebra 0 with Physics (Middle School Math)

Publisher: Z Twist Books - Life of Fred
Author: Stan Schmidt
$29.00
The third book in the Life of Fred Middle School Series

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.

Fred does physics before algebra.

Learn . . .

  • How ducks and cows pronounce μ differently
  • Why no one can weigh 55 kilograms
  • How Kingie could move a safe that Superman couldn't
  • . . . and even some elementary physics

All fun!

Just open & enjoy.

Concepts -
  • Numerals
  • Making models
  • Nineteen conversion factor problems
  • Area of a rectangle
  • Friction independent of speed
  • Constants of Proportionality
  • Exact speed of light
  • Continuous and discrete variables
  • Story of the meter
  • Oblate spheroids
  • Krypton vs. kryptonite
  • Square roots
  • Solving d = rt for r
  • Ordered pairs
  • Why rocks stop falling
  • Hunch-conjecture-theory-law
  • Simultaneity doesn’t exist
  • Inductive and deductive reasoning
  • How fossils and astronomy are connected
  • Hooke’s law
  • Four ways to stretch a spring
  • Three meanings of plastic
  • Static vs. kinetic friction
  • Nine forms of energy
  • Energy Cards game
  • Experimentally finding the coefficient of static friction without knowing the weight of the object
  • Addition of vectors
  • Similar triangles
  • Kelvin temperature
  • Law of conservation of energy
  • Perpetual motion machines
  • Kilowatt-hours
  • Metric system
  • Two ways to measure mass
  • Definition of pi
  • Newton’s first and second laws
  • Why cramming doesn’t work well, Definition of pressure
  • Exponents
  • Density of neutron stars
  • Computing the mass of an iron atom
  • Pressure at a given depth
  • Finding the volume of a desk lamp
  • 80-pound rubber ducky
  • Air has mass
  • Why 35-foot straws don’t work
  • Birds sitting on high-voltage power lines
  • How to buy a cafe
  • Electrons per second in an ampere
  • Computing resistance in parallel circuits
  • Orbital quantum number
  • Orbital magnetic quantum number
  • Spin magnetic quantum number
  • and more!

Whew!

Hardback, ISBN 9781937032227, 288 pages

Click here to view sample pages.  

Book Title Life of Fred - Pre-Algebra 0 with Physics (Middle School Math)
Publisher: Z Twist Books - Life of Fred
Author Stan Schmidt
The third book in the Life of Fred Middle School Series

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.

Fred does physics before algebra.

Learn . . .

  • How ducks and cows pronounce μ differently
  • Why no one can weigh 55 kilograms
  • How Kingie could move a safe that Superman couldn't
  • . . . and even some elementary physics

All fun!

Just open & enjoy.

Concepts -
  • Numerals
  • Making models
  • Nineteen conversion factor problems
  • Area of a rectangle
  • Friction independent of speed
  • Constants of Proportionality
  • Exact speed of light
  • Continuous and discrete variables
  • Story of the meter
  • Oblate spheroids
  • Krypton vs. kryptonite
  • Square roots
  • Solving d = rt for r
  • Ordered pairs
  • Why rocks stop falling
  • Hunch-conjecture-theory-law
  • Simultaneity doesn’t exist
  • Inductive and deductive reasoning
  • How fossils and astronomy are connected
  • Hooke’s law
  • Four ways to stretch a spring
  • Three meanings of plastic
  • Static vs. kinetic friction
  • Nine forms of energy
  • Energy Cards game
  • Experimentally finding the coefficient of static friction without knowing the weight of the object
  • Addition of vectors
  • Similar triangles
  • Kelvin temperature
  • Law of conservation of energy
  • Perpetual motion machines
  • Kilowatt-hours
  • Metric system
  • Two ways to measure mass
  • Definition of pi
  • Newton’s first and second laws
  • Why cramming doesn’t work well, Definition of pressure
  • Exponents
  • Density of neutron stars
  • Computing the mass of an iron atom
  • Pressure at a given depth
  • Finding the volume of a desk lamp
  • 80-pound rubber ducky
  • Air has mass
  • Why 35-foot straws don’t work
  • Birds sitting on high-voltage power lines
  • How to buy a cafe
  • Electrons per second in an ampere
  • Computing resistance in parallel circuits
  • Orbital quantum number
  • Orbital magnetic quantum number
  • Spin magnetic quantum number
  • and more!

Whew!

Hardback, ISBN 9781937032227, 288 pages

Click here to view sample pages.