Life of Fred - Pre-Algebra 2 with Economics (Upper Elementary/Middle School Series)

Life of Fred - Pre-Algebra 2 with Economics (Upper Elementary/Middle School Series)

Publisher: Z Twist Books - Life of Fred
Author: Stan Schmidt
$29.00
The fifth book in the Life of Fred Upper Elementary/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 begins his summer vacation.

Learn . . .

  • How to get rid of snakes in sugar cane fields
  • The difference between freedom and liberty
  • Why Fred couldn’t be a movie star
  • . . . and even some algebra and economics

All fun!

Just open & enjoy

Concepts -

  • Domain and codomain of a function
  • Conversion factors
  • Steps in Solving Word Problems
  • How Not to Bore Your Horse If You Are a Jockey
  • One-to-one Functions
  • Unit Analysis
  • Key to a Successful Business
  • Five Qualities that Money Should Have
  • the Tulip Mania in Holland
  • Definitions of Capitalism
  • Socialism, and Communism
  • Payday Loans
  • the Tragedy of the Commons
  • Partnerships
  • Cardinality of a Set
  • Four Ways to Kill Competition
  • Freedom vs. Liberty
  • Why We Have a High Standard of Living
  • Tariffs, Demand Curves
  • Venn Diagrams
  • Ricardo’s Law of Comparative Advantage

Hardback, ISBN 978-0-9791072-3-8, 288 pages

Click here to view sample pages. 

Book Title Life of Fred - Pre-Algebra 2 with Economics (Upper Elementary/Middle School Series)
Publisher: Z Twist Books - Life of Fred
Author Stan Schmidt
The fifth book in the Life of Fred Upper Elementary/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 begins his summer vacation.

Learn . . .

  • How to get rid of snakes in sugar cane fields
  • The difference between freedom and liberty
  • Why Fred couldn’t be a movie star
  • . . . and even some algebra and economics

All fun!

Just open & enjoy

Concepts -

  • Domain and codomain of a function
  • Conversion factors
  • Steps in Solving Word Problems
  • How Not to Bore Your Horse If You Are a Jockey
  • One-to-one Functions
  • Unit Analysis
  • Key to a Successful Business
  • Five Qualities that Money Should Have
  • the Tulip Mania in Holland
  • Definitions of Capitalism
  • Socialism, and Communism
  • Payday Loans
  • the Tragedy of the Commons
  • Partnerships
  • Cardinality of a Set
  • Four Ways to Kill Competition
  • Freedom vs. Liberty
  • Why We Have a High Standard of Living
  • Tariffs, Demand Curves
  • Venn Diagrams
  • Ricardo’s Law of Comparative Advantage

Hardback, ISBN 978-0-9791072-3-8, 288 pages

Click here to view sample pages.