Life of Fred Goldfish
This is the seventh book in the 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 . . .
Drawing Things to Scale
Digits in a Number
the Whole Point of Math
Definition of an Acre
Meters vs. Yards
Kilograms vs. Pounds
Area of a Rectangle
Cubic Feet into Gallons
Gallons of Water into Pounds
Multiplying by Ten, Hundred, and Thousand
One Ton = 2000 lbs.
Practicing the Metric System with Dental Floss
and much more . . .
Unlike all other math programs, this one also teaches about:
• Tulip Mania
• Being Pardoned Before Being Tried in 1974
• What Is Rarely on a Doll's Christmas List
• Don't Wave Your Money Around
• the Advanced Form of the Game of Which of These Is Not Like the Others
• Keeping Your Word
• Picking Your Friends and Your Spouse
• a Crocodile Smile
• What to Remember If You Smoke
• Comparative Forms of Adjectives
• Superlative Forms of Adjectives
• a Waning Moon
• People's Life Goals Are Different than Fish's Life Goals
• What Gets Venerated
• Four Countries That Are Nations of Immigrants
• How to Deal with a Duck Who Never Tells the Truth
• Lacrimal Glands
• Living in a City vs. Living in the Country
• Volume of a Fish Tank
• Anthropomorphizing Fish
• Plastic Aquarium Plants Don't Die
• Drawbacks to 180-gallon Fish Tanks
• Physical Work vs. Mental Work
• Tragedy of the Commons
• A Fish in a Tank vs. Coalback in Jail
• Talking to Your Goldfish
• Kingie's Favorite Composers
• Purchasing Foreign Products
• Protein and Calcium for Growth
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 Goldfish