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This is the SIXTH BOOK in the Life of Fred elementary series.

Break the old pattern of drill and kill!

Maths doesn’t have to be miserable!

Suitable for children aged 6+.

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The sixth 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.

This delightful book will teach your child:

  • Why Many Dolls Have a Vacant Stare,
  • Adding to 14,
  • Litotes, Googol,
  • Three Things in Order to be Great,
  • Oxymorons,
  • Percents,
  • Adding to 16,
  • Rows of a Matrix,
  • Median Average,
  • Collective Nouns,
  • Union of Sets,
  • All of Mathematics Generated by the Empty Set,
  • Proof that the Set of Everything (the Universal Set) Cannot Exist,
  • Cardinality of a Set,
  • Cock-a-doodle-doo in Four Languages,
  • Collinear Points,
  • Numbers vs. Numerals,
  • Borrowing One in Subtraction,
  • Circumference of the World,
  • What Iniquitous Means,
  • the Second Sound Recording Ever Made,
  • the Proof that Every Number is Interesting,
  • Definition of Function,
  • Domain, and Codomain,
  • Flour Fights Are Fun,
  • Rhetorical Questions,
  • the Game of Questions,
  • Caesura,
  • Radius and Ulna,
  • Humerus vs. Humorous,
  • Dollars in Different Denominations.

Farming is suitable for children aged 6+.

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