Life of Fred Edgewood
This is the fifth book in the Elementary Life of Fred series. There are 10 books in the Elementary Series are for grades 1 through 4.
So, you think math is boring and there is nothing much anyone can do to make it "un-boring"?
You think the average person can't really ever understand math, and "Who needs it?" if you have a calculator in hand!
Never again hear the question which many math students have: "When are we ever gonna use this stuff?" or "Math is boring!"
No other textbooks are like these. Each text is written in the style of a novel with a humorous story line. Each section tells part of the life of Fred Gauss and how, in the course of his life, he encounters the need for the math and then learns the methods. Tons of solved examples. Each hardcover textbook contains ALL of the material – more than most instructors cover in traditional classroom settings. Includes tons of proofs.
Written by Dr. Stanley Schmidt with the intent to make math come alive with lots of humour, clear explanations, and silly illustrations that stick in the mind. The student will learn to think mathematically.
This book covers beginning mathematics including . . .
Writing Larger Numbers with Commas
Using Logarithms to Solve 2x = 5
Birdie Rule for Logarithms
Finding Approximate values for log 5 on a Calculator
Greater Than >
Numbers that Add to 8, 10, and 12
State Income Tax Rates as Percents
Rows and Columns of a Matrix
Quarter of an Hour
The Addition Game Using Playing Cards
Six Examples of Functions: Add, Subtract, Multiply, Divide, Tangent, and Derivative
What It Means to Matriculate
and much more . . .
Unlike all other math programs, this one also teaches about:
• Dangling participles
• Christina Rossetti's "A Chill"
• Dealing with Troubles
• Facing Things You Don't Want to Do
• Couplets in Poetry
• Strait does not mean Straight
• Judging People by their Size
• If Fred Were an Author
• Population of the Earth
• Definition of Polka Dots
• the Four Kinds of Sentences: Declarative, Interrogative, Imperative, and Exclamation
• Importance of Seat Belts
• Small, Medium, and Large Mistakes
• Busted vs. Broken
• Gibbous Moons
• Two Kinds of Knowledge Errors
• Firearm Safety
• Symptoms of Hypothermia
• Voluntary and Involuntary Actions of the Body
• Lorentz Contraction
• International Date Line
• Treatment of Hypothermia
• Alright Is Not a Word
• One Way to Feel Lonely
The answers are included in the textbook.
Dr. Schmidt recommends that all students up to 4th grade start with Apples and work their way through the entire elementary series.
* There are ten books in Elementary Series:
* Life of Fred: Apples
* Life of Fred: Butterflies
* Life of Fred: Cats
* Life of Fred: Dogs
* Life of Fred: Edgewood
* Life of Fred: Farming
* Life of Fred: Goldfish
* Life of Fred: Honey
* Life of Fred: Ice Cream
* Life of Fred: Jelly Beans
You are ready to start Life of Fred Elementary when...
1. You can talk in sentences.
2. You are willing to listen to a 5 page story.
3. You can hold a pencil.
4. You can print the digits 0 to 10
5. You know your basic addition and subtraction facts up to 10
See inside Life of Fred Edgewood