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Maths doesn’t have to be miserable!

With Life of Fred, your children can enjoy maths and learn loads too!

This is the FIFTH BOOK in the elementary series, and is suitable for children aged 6+.

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The fifth book in the Life of Fred Elementary Series

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.

The textbooks are all hardbound, not consumable workbooks. The answer keys are comb-bound.

In this beautiful hardback book, your children will learn:

  • Dangling participles,
  • Concurrent Lines,
  • Christina Rossetti’s “A Chill,” Dealing with Troubles,
  • Parallel Lines,
  • Trapezoids,
  • Right Angles,
  • Facing Things You Don’t Want to Do,
  • Functions,
  • Rhombuses,
  • Constant Functions,
  • Tripoli, Eritrea,
  • Median Average,
  • Writing Larger Numbers with Commas,
  • Using Logarithms to Solve 2x = 5, Birdie Rule for Logarithms,
  • Finding Approximate values for log 5 on a Calculator,
  • Bar Graphs,
  • Math Poems,
  • >,
  • Couplets in Poetry,
  • Strait does not mean Straight, Judging People by their Size,
  • If Fred Were an Author,
  • Numbers that Add to 8, 10, and 12,
  • Population of the Earth,
  • State Income Tax Rates as Percents,
  • Definition of Polka Dots,
  • Parallelograms,
  • Rows and Columns of a Matrix,
  • the Four Kinds of Sentences: Declarative, Interrogative, Imperative, and Exclamation, Pronouns,
  • Quarter of an Hour,
  • Importance of Seat Belts, Small, Medium, and Large Mistakes, Busted vs. Broken,
  • Half Dozen,
  • Gibbous Moons, Dusk, 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,
  • the Addition Game Using Playing Cards,
  • Alright Is Not a Word,
  • Playing Guess-A-Function,
  • Six Examples of Functions: Add, Subtract, Multiply, Divide, Tangent, and Derivative,
  • One Way to Feel Lonely,
  • What It Means to Matriculate.

Edgewood is suitable for children aged 6+.

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