Life of Fred is a series of math books that break of 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. 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.
Life of Fred: Apples (view sample text)
Kindergarten material: algebra, geometry, telling time, days of the week, colors of the rainbow, the “There Are Zero . . .” Game, & more!
Life of Fred: Butterflies (view sample text)
Kindergarten material: time, geometry, specific numbers, types of numbers, facts about butterflies, lie vs. lay, & more!
Life of Fred: Cats (view sample text)
First Grade material: quarters, numbers vs. numerals, counting by three's, prime numbers, four basic emotions, adjectives and verbs, & more!
Life of Fred: Dogs (view sample text)
First Grade material: specific numbers, addition, patterns, fractions, ATM cards, idioms, the chemical elements & more!
Life of Fred: Edgewood (view sample text)
Second Grade material: parellel lines, right angles, functions, quarter of an hour, half dozen, six examples of functions, math poems, the four kinds of sentences, firearm satefy & more!
Life of Fred: Farming (view sample text)
Second Grade material: median average, percents, borrowing one in subtraction, definintion of function, proof that every number is interesting, dollar denominations & more!
Life of Fred: Goldfish (view sample text)
Third Grade material: drawing things to scale, digits in a number, similies, meters vs yards, area, volume, gallons into pounds, practicing the metric system with dental floss, bar graphs & more!
Life of Fred: Honey (view sample text)
Third Grade material: long division, fractions, atoms, periodic table, hexagons and octogons, what magic really means, why Fred can't get a credit card, farther vs further, slope & more!
Life of Fred: Ice Cream (view sample text)
Fourth Grade materials: stationary vs stationery, hyperbole, bar graphs, ordered pais, plotting points on a graph, slope, irony, area, liberty vs freedom, less than (<), greater than (>), & more!
Life of Fred: Jelly Beans (view sample text)
Fourth Grade materials: finding one-third of a number, Fibonacci numbers, prime numbers, intersection of sets, fever vs femur, decimal points, epigraphs, pie charts, how to prove you are not a duck, & more!
Who is it for?
- Life of Fred fans!!
- Kindergarten to 4th Grade learning levels
- Math enthusiasts
What is included?
- Choose 2 or more Life of Fred Elementary titles
- The textbooks are all hardbound, not consumable workbooks.
- Stock up on Life of Fred books
- Apply math to real-life situations
- Incorporate important language and games to make math lessons fun!
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