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Life of Fred: Logic

Life of Fred - Dr. Stanley F. Schmidt

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Do you think logic is a boring subject? It's not when Fred teaches it. What other math book has a chapter titled "Stinky Logic?"

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Categories: 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, College+, Life Skills
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Do you think logic is a boring subject? It's not when Fred teaches it. What other math book has a chapter titled "Stinky Logic?"

Who is it for?

  • Age 13 to through college

What is included?
With his usual zany adventures, Fred guides students through all the basics of an introductory logic course in high school or university. The 16 chapters include:

  • Sentences in logic
  • Connectives
  • Inductive reasoning
  • Seventeen logic fallacies
  • Predicate logic
  • Syllogisms
  • Quantifiers
  • Proofs in predicate logic
  • Direct and indirect proofs
  • Set theory as a predicate logic structure
  • Axiom systems: consistent, complete, meaningful, independent, and recursive
  • Arithmetic model
  • Gödel numbering of symbols, sentences, and proofs
  • Proof of the Diagonal Lemma
  • Gödel’s Completeness theorem
  • Gödel’s two Incompleteness theorems and their proofs
  • Many puzzles and their complete solutions

Why buy?

  • Teach teenagers the necessary foundations for philosophy and critical reasoning
  • Add the newset edition to the Life of Fred series to your library
  • Did you LOVE Duck? Duck comes back in this book!


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    Life of Fred for the WIN!
    Jul 14, 2017

    I love these books and I love that they all teach me something new (or help me refresh) as I help the kids with the lessons. Some of them are advanced for my middle schoolers, but I keep buying all the Fred books so they'll be on hand when they're ready and I enjoy them myself in the meantime.

    Susanna S - Super-hero
    Engaging puzzles!
    Jun 11, 2017

    I really like that the "problems" in the book are treated as puzzles and that it continues with the conversation style of the other Life of Fred books. While the book seems to be intended for high school or college-level students, I can see this being used outside of that realm. I'm reading it, myself!

    Jesenia M
    Fan of Fred
    Jun 09, 2017

    I'm so excited about Fred and Logic! I am using this to run a group class with my teens. I have 12-17 yo boys and girls. Going through Fred feels good with this age group- it's safe as far as topic goes. Fred is a Christian author; there is not any preachyness but he's "safe". I read the chapter aloud, we do the work together discussing it, then they write their own answers down in a composition book set aside just for this subject. In this age when it seems logic is lacking in the public forum I wish all our young people could get acquainted with Fred and Logic!!!

    Jennifer L
    Apr 08, 2017

    We haven't started using this book for the kids yet, but I flipped through it and ended up reading the first chapter by myself because I couldn't put it down. The kids are going to be thrilled that Duck is back. I think this is another winner from Life of Fred.

    Barbra K - Homeschooler
    Logic for a High School Elective
    Mar 31, 2017

    My high schooler enjoys the humor Life of Fred brings to math. She actually ASKED me to buy this book for her. This is a great way for homeschoolers to earn an elective credit and increase thinking skills.

    ADRIANE A - Homeschooler

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Life of Fred - Dr. Stanley F. Schmidt
(1651 Reviews)

The Life of Fred contains fun stories about a child prodigy math genius your students can follow along as he gives real-world examples of everything from math to language arts. In the Life of Fred Elementary Math Series, your students will learn everything from telling time, division, beginning algebra, and more!


You can purchase one book at a time or the entire set at a discounted price! Order more as their skills progress such as the Life of Fred Intermediate Series that incorporate biology, physics, and economics using pre-algebra formulas.


The stories carry on through the exercises, and many of the books have a series of quizzes that bridge them to the next chapter. Some books have all the problem solutions in them, while others have separate answer keys or companions.

Written by Dr. Stanley F. Schmidt, these affordable books were designed to keep your students engaged in math while also following along a storyline. Perfect for independent study, each unit teaches concepts that can be applied using real-world examples. Find out more by reading this blog post!


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