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Life of Fred - Junior Maths

Life of Fred - Junior Maths aimed at students aged 12 and under.

Life of Fred - Fractions

Life of Fred - Fractions

by Stanley F. Schmidt Ph.D.

If you know your addition and multiplication tables by heart, your next step is to get to know Fred....

In this book (Life of Fred: Fractions) and the next book (Life of Fred: Decimals and Percents) you can learn everything you need to know to begin algebra!

In one morning, our hero:

  • Teaches a class at the university
  • Buys a bicycle
  • In his office, he hurts his foot and is taken to the hospital.
  • ...and that's just the beginning of his day!

    Topics covered:
    Less Than, Billion, Cardinal and Ordinal Numbers, Diameter and Radius, Savings and Expenses, Definition of a Fraction, Sectors, Comparing Fractions, Reducing Fractions, Adding and Subtracting Fractions, Common Denominators, Roman Numerals, Least Common Multiples, Improper Fractions, Lines of Symmetry, Division by Zero, Circumference, Multiplying Mixed Numbers, Commutative Law, Canceling, Definition of a Function, Area, Unit Analysis, Division of Fractions, Geometric Figures, Estimating Answers.

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    Published by: Polka Dot Publishing

    No. of pages: 192

    Format: Hardback

    Price: £15.00

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    Zillions of Practice Problems Fractions

    Zillions of Practice Problems Fractions

    by Stanley F. Schmidt Ph.D.

    Need more practice with fractions? Zillions of Practice Problems Fractions has you covered! This book is the companion to Life of Fred: Fractions and has hundreds of new problems organized according to the chapters of Life of Fred: Fractions.. These problems contain lots of tiny stories about Fred and his friends, Joe and Darlene. All problems are worked out with complete solutions and answers...except for one!

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    No. of pages: 176

    Format: Hardback

    Price: £15.00

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    Life of Fred - Decimals and Percents

    Life of Fred - Decimals and Percents

    by Stanley F. Schmidt Ph.D.

    The Human Face of Decimals and Percents

    You know your addition and multiplication tables by heart, you have read Life of Fred: Fractions, now the gateway to algebra :— Life of Fred: Decimals and Percents.

    One afternoon and evening with our five-year-old hero and you will learn:

  • Everything you need to begin algebra
  • Why they no longer play football at KITTENS University
  • Why you should never eat alone at the 5100th Avenue Steak House
  • All fun! Just open & enjoy.

    Topics covered:

    Number Systems, Adding and Subtracting Decimals, Multiplying by Ten, Functions and Inverse Functions, Pi, Multiplying Decimals, Whole Numbers, Squaring a Number, Subtracting Mixed Units, Sets and Subsets, Union and Intersection of Sets, Rules of Divisibility, Division of Decimals, Repeating Decimals, Bar Graphs, Prime and Composite Numbers, Consecutive Numbers, the Goldbach Conjecture, Area of a Circle, Dollars vs. Cents, Pie Charts, Conversion between Percents/ Fractions/ Decimals, 40% of 15, 30% off, Distance Equals Rate Times Time, 15% more, Area of a Triangle, Square Roots, Area of a Parallelogram, 13 Is What Percent of 52, Ratio, Ordered Pairs, Graphing, Negative Numbers, Elapsed Time, Probability.

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    Published by: Polka Dot Publishing

    No. of pages: 192

    Format: Hardback

    Price: £15.00

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    Zillions of Practice Problems Decimals and Percents

    Zillions of Practice Problems Decimals and Percents

    by Stanley F. Schmidt Ph.D.

    Need more practice with decimals and percents? Zillions of Practice Problems Decimals and Percents has you covered!

    This book is the companion to Life of Fred: Decimals and Percents and has hundreds of new problems organized according to the chapters of Life of Fred: Decimals and Percents.. These problems contain lots of tiny stories about Fred and his friends, Joe and Darlene. All problems are worked out with complete solutions and answers.

    Published by: Polka Dot Publishing

    No. of pages: 176

    Format: Hardback

    Price: £15.00

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    Pre-Algebra 0 with Physics

    Pre-Algebra 0 with Physics

    by Stanley F. Schmidt Ph.D.

    The Human Face of Elementary Physics

    Fred does physics before algebra. Learn . . .

  • How ducks and cows pronounce μ differently
  • Why no one can weigh 55 kilograms
  • How Kingie could move a safe that Superman couldn't
  • . . . and even some elementary physics

    All fun!

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    Numerals, Making models, Nineteen conversion factor problems, Area of a rectangle, Friction independent of speed, Constants of Proportionality, Exact speed of light, Continuous and discrete variables, Story of the meter, Pendulums, Oblate spheroids, Krypton vs. kryptonite, Square roots, Pilgrims in Massachusetts in 1620, Hard c and soft c, Normal forces, Coefficient of friction, Solving d = rt for r, How ducks pronounce mu, Graphing points, Ordered pairs, Why rocks stop falling, Hunch-conjecture-theory-law, Simultaneity doesn’t exist, Inductive and deductive reasoning, How fossils and astronomy are connected, Hooke’s law, Four ways to stretch a spring, Three meanings of plastic, Static vs. kinetic friction, Nine forms of energy, Energy Cards game, Calamari spaghetti, Poetry of Christina Rossetti, Most filmed spot in the world, Getting grass stains out of pants, Experimentally finding the coefficient of static friction without knowing the weight of the object, How you know you have a liver, Resolving a vector into its components, Addition of vectors, Similar triangles, Slope, Physicists think that there isn’t any work in holding a bowling ball, Kelvin temperature, Law of conservation of energy, Perpetual motion machines, Kilowatt-hours, Photosynthesis, Metric system, Gregorian calendar, Two ways to measure mass, Definition of pi, Inertia, Newton’s first and second laws, Why cramming doesn’t work well, Definition of pressure, Exponents, Density of neutron stars, Computing the mass of an iron atom, Cavalieri’s principle, Pressure at a given depth, Special glass in auto windshields, uoyancy, Finding the volume of a desk lamp, 80-pound rubber ducky, Official rules of golf, Advantages of cerebrospinal fluid, Air has mass, Why 35-foot straws don’t work, You are alive because ice floats, Gedankenexperiments, How water fountains work, Elliptical constructions, Galvani and dead frogs that twitch, Birds sitting on high-voltage power lines, How to buy a cafe, Placing question marks at the end of a quotation, Schematic drawings in electrical circuits, Electrons per second in an ampere, Why we wear clothes on days ending in y, Ohm’s law, Batteries in series, Computing resistance in parallel circuits, Dangers of electricity—Thomas Merton, Museums in New York City, History of the atom: Democritus, Isaac Newton, Henri Becquerel, J. J. Thomson, Ernest Rutherford, Niels Bohr, Principal quantum number, Arnold Sommerfeld, Louis de Broglie, C. J. Divisson and L. H. Germer, Orbital quantum number, Orbital magnetic quantum number, Spin magnetic quantum number, Wolfgang Pauli, Werner Heisenberg, Paul Dirac, Carl David Anderson, Positron.

    Whew!

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    Published by: Polka Dot Publishing

    No. of pages: 288

    Format: Hardback

    Price: £23.00

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    Zillions of Practice Problems Pre-Algebra 0 with Physics

    Zillions of Practice Problems Pre-Algebra 0 with Physics

    by Stanley F. Schmidt Ph.D.

    Want more Physics? Want more fun? Want to hear about the trouble your kid sister is causing in your room? This book is for you!

    Zillions of Practice Problems Pre-Algebra 0 with Physics, the companion book for Life of Fred: Pre-Algebra 0 with Physics, has lots of bonus problems for students who want more. It also explains why your kid sister threw pizza into the tub while your mom was having a bath.

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    No. of pages: 208

    Format: Hardback

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    Pre-Algebra 1 with Biology

    Pre-Algebra 1 with Biology

    by Stanley F. Schmidt Ph.D.

    The Human Face of Pre-Algebra

    A spring morning in Fred's life. Learn . . .

  • What it takes to run a shopping mall
  • How to ask for oats in Scotland
  • The correct way to deliver flowers to a hospital patient
  • ...and even some algebra and biology
  • All fun! Just open & enjoy. 

    Topics covered:

    Definition of Life, Sets, Fractions, Germination of Seeds, Area of a Rectangle, Volume of a Cube, Ordinal Numbers, Diameter and Circumference of a Circle, Definition of π, 2% of 500, Four Ways Plants Make New Plants, d = rt, 20% Discount, the Five Kingdoms, Phyla, Classes, Orders, Families, Genera, Species, Your Brain, Conversion Factors, Where the Non-Water Mass of a Plant Comes From—Plants Don’t Eat Dirt, Subsets of Sets, Digestion, Eyes, Negative Numbers, Dominant Genes, Genotypes, Phenotypes, Blood, Staying Alive, Solving Algebraic Equations, Volume of a Cylinder, Word Problems, Breathing, Chlorophyll vs. Hemoglobin vs. Hemocyanin, Avogadro’s Number, Stoichiometry, the Whole Numbers, a Proof that Division by Zero is Not Permitted, Bones, the Integumentary System, Epidermis and Dermis, Meiosis and Mitosis, Chromosomes, DNA, Alleles, Changing Your Phenotype.

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    Published by: Polka Dot Publishing

    No. of pages: 288

    Format: Hardback

    Price: £23.00

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    Pre-Algebra 2 with Economics

    Pre-Algebra 2 with Economics

    by Stanley F. Schmidt Ph.D.

    Fred begins his summer vacation.

    Learn . . .

  • How to get rid of snakes in sugar cane fields
  • The difference between freedom and liberty
  • Why Fred couldn’t be a movie star
  • . . . and even some algebra and economics
  • All fun! Just open & enjoy

    Topics covered:

    Domain and codomain of a function, Conversion factors, Steps in Solving Word Problems, How Not to Bore Your Horse If You Are a Jockey, One-to-one Functions, Unit Analysis, Key to a Successful Business, Five Qualities that Money Should Have, the Tulip Mania in Holland, Definitions of Capitalism, Socialism, and Communism, Payday Loans, the Tragedy of the Commons, Partnerships, Cardinality of a Set, Four Ways to Kill Competition, Freedom vs. Liberty, Why We Have a High Standard of Living, Tariffs, Demand Curves, Venn Diagrams, Ricardo’s Law of Comparative Advantage.

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    Published by: Polka Dot Publishing

    No. of pages: 288

    Format: Hardback

    Price: £23.00

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