Life of Fred: Honey

$16.00

You know what arithmetic books look like. They are all pretty much alike. Using very few words, they give a couple of examples and then have the students do a hundred identical problems. Then they give another couple of examples and another hundred problems. And for students, arithmetic becomes as much fun as cleaning up their rooms, eating yams, or going to the dentist.

The books in the Life of Fred series take a different approach. Veteran math teacher, Stan Schmidt, has brought to life a character who will make math fun, relevant, and understandable. Don’t be surprised if your child who dreads math asks to do more at the end of a lesson. Each of the books tells a story—a story of one day in the life of a five-and-a-half-year-old boy. All of the math arises out of Fred’s life. Never again will students have to ask their perennial question: “When are we ever gonna use this stuff?”

Don’t let the nontraditional method of teaching fool you. Each of these books contains more math than is normally taught in a traditional program. These are not skimpy, just effective. One of the reasons is that very few arithmetic books tell you the why of various math rules—they just say that “it’s a rule”. Fred will give you the reasoning behind the rules making the math much more meaningful and memorable.

These books are gloss-film laminated hardcovers with Smyth sewn binding. Fully indexed and illustrated. They are not workbooks to write in, and each book will be enjoyed by all your children (and grandchildren!)

The 10 books in the Life of Fred Elementary Series will teach everything your student need to know in order to move into the study of Fractions and beyond. They will generally fill your math needs from 1st through 4th grades and the titles are ordered alphabetically beginning with Apples to make it easy to keep track of what comes next.

In the Life of Fred: Honey you’ll find:
A Real Education Is Both Broad and Deep, Thirty-six Shades of Blue, Commutative Law of Multiplication, Closed Under Addition, Having a Job that Matters, Quarter of an Hour, Cardinal Numbers, Developing Character, Time Zones in the U.S., d = rt, the Milky Way, One Trillion, Exponents, Protons in the Observable Universe, Atoms, Periodic Table of the Elements, Varieties of Houses, 1½ + 1½, Is This a Function?, Bragging, Mysteries in Life, Long Division, Fractions, Remainders, Dividing 56382 by 3, Hip Fractures, Changing 82614 feet into Yards, Three Reasons to Learn Long Division (Even Though Calculators Exist), 36 Quarters Equals How Many Dollars?, the Four Times Table, a Disadvantage to Being Married to a Calculator, Why English Teachers Have It Rougher Than Math Teachers, What Happens When You Squeeze Your Toothpaste Tube Four Times Harder Than Normal, Reading Graham Greene’s The Heart of the Matter in German, the Guess-a-Function Game, a Balance in Life, Four Answers to Where Honey Comes From, Four Answers to Where Do Bees Live, Hexagons and Octagons, Why Bees Don’t Make Honeycombs in the Shape of Squares, Smelting Iron Ore, What You Add to Iron to Make Steel, Buying Flash Cards vs. Making Them, How Far the Netherlands Is from Holland, Becoming an Apiarist, Farther vs. Further, Checklist for Starting a Business, Penciling out a Proposed Business, the Big Question in Arithmetic—Do I Add, Subtract, Multiply, or Divide?, Why Not to Become a Typewriter Manufacturer, the Drawbacks to Ignoring Reality, Why Fred Can’t Get a Credit Card, Looking Back at Mistakes We Have Made in Life, Division by Two-digit Numbers, the Past Tense of mimic, 7xyz + 8xyz, What Magic Really Means, Slope of a Line.

Don’t be fooled. This is real math. And you may learn a lot more than math along the way!


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  • Model: 3918
  • Author: Schmidt, Stanley
  • Format: Hardback
  • Specs: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Polka Dot Publishing
  • Grade: 3rd - 4th

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