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Life of Fred - Senior Maths aimed at children aged 12 - 17

Beginning Algebra (Expanded Edition)

Beginning Algebra (Expanded Edition)

by Stanley F. Schmidt Ph.D.

In five days of Fred’s life, every aspect of beginning algebra pops up in our hero’s life. What it takes to get drafted into the army at age 6 New milkshake marketing techniques About enjambment in the colonel’s library . . . and algebra

All of first-year high school algebra.

Finite/Infinite Numbers, Natural numbers, Whole numbers, Integers, Adding signed numbers, Ratios, Multiplying signed numbers, Proportions, Inequalities in the integers, Continued Ratios, Adding like terms, Rectangles, Trapezoids, Sectors, Symmetric Law of Equality, Order of operations, Solving Equations, Rational numbers, Set builder notation, Distance-rate-time problems, Distributive law, Reflexive Law of Equality, Proof of the distributive law, Coin problems, Age problems, Transposing, Solving systems of equations by elimination, Work problems in two unknowns, Graphs, Plotting points, Averages, Graphing linear equations, Graphing any equation, Solving systems of equations by graphing, Solving systems of equations by substitution, Inconsistent and Dependent systems of equations, Factorial function, Areas and volumes, Commutative laws, Negative exponents, Multiplying polynomials, Solving quadratic equations by factoring, Common factors factoring, Easy trinomial factoring, Difference of squares factoring, Grouping factoring, Harder trinomial factoring, Solving fractional equations, Simplifying rational expressions, Adding and subtracting rational expressions, Multiplying and dividing rational expressions, Solving pure quadratic equations, Square roots, Pythagorean theorem, Real numbers, Irrational numbers, Fractional exponents, Solving radical equations, Rationalizing the denominator, Quadratic equations in everyday life, Solving quadratic equations by completing the square, Quadratic formula, Long division of polynomials, Functions, Slope, Finding slope of a line from its equation, Slope-intercept form of a line, Range of a function, Fast way to graph y = mx + b, Fahrenheit-Celsius conversions, Graphing inequalities, Why you can’t divide by zero, Absolute value, Solving inequalities in one unknown.

Older editions of Beginning Algebra had a companion book. This edition replaces both Life of Fred: Beginning Algebra and Fred's Home Companion: Beginning Algebra. All problems are completely worked out.

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Published by: Polka Dot Publishing

No. of pages: 544

Format: Hardback

Price: £31.00

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Zillions of Practice Problems Beginning Algebra

Zillions of Practice Problems Beginning Algebra

by Stanley F. Schmidt Ph.D.

Need a lot of practice or stuck on a particular kind of problem? This book has been requested by many readers. Keyed directly to the chapters and topics of Life of Fred: Beginning Algebra. Each problem worked out in complete detail. Eleven mixture word problems are each worked out step by step, often using a whole page of explanation for each problem. Thirteen quadratic equations solved by completing the square. Thirteen examples of two equations with two unknowns solved by the elimination method. This book is mandatory for those who need it. The Zillions of Practice Problems Slogan: If your cat can work through all the problems in this book, your cat can teach Beginning Algebra at any school in the nation.

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Published by: Polka Dot Publishing

No. of pages: 272

Format: Hardback

Price: £23.00

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Advanced Algebra (Expanded Edition)

Advanced Algebra (Expanded Edition)

by Stanley F. Schmidt Ph.D.

The Human Face of Advanced Algebra

Every aspect of advanced algebra pops in our hero's everyday life

  • Romance! How to approach a good-looking passenger on the bus
  • Cuisine! What pie you shouldn't order...unless you're rich
  • Travel! Parts of Kansas you've never been to
  • Fashion! Hairless anteriors and gold chains
  • Music! Contains the piano music—newest hit from Rockin' Rita
  • All fun! Just open and enjoy.

    This book replaces both Life of Fred: Advanced Algebra and Fred's Home Companion: Advanced Algebra. This book has all the problems completely worked out, which wasn't true in the old books. It costs less, too.

    The author recommends taking Advanced Algebra before Geometry.

    Topics covered:

    Ratio, Proportion & Variation, Radical Equations, a 12-page History of Mathematics, Irrational and Imaginary Numbers, Logarithms (3 definitions), Exponential Equations, Four Standard Equations of the Line, Review of Beginning Algebra (exponents, rationalizing the denominator, significant digits, graphing by point-plotting, factoring, complex fractions, linear, fractional, quadratic, and radical equations), Systems of Equations (3 methods of solution), Conics, Graphing Inequalities in Two Variables, Functions, Linear Programming, Partial Fractions, Math Induction, Sequences, Series, Matrices, Permutations & Combinations.

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    Published by: Polka Dot Publishing

    No. of pages: 544

    Format: Hardback

    Price: £31.00

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    Zillions of Practice Problems Advanced Algebra

    Zillions of Practice Problems Advanced Algebra

    by Stanley F. Schmidt Ph.D.

    Need a lot of practice or stuck on a particular kind of problem? This book has been requested by many readers. It is keyed directly to the chapters and topics of Life of Fred: Advanced Algebra. Each problem is worked out in complete detail.

  • Ten exponential equations worked out step by step.
  • Over 40 problems dealing with functions.
  • Sixteen imaginary number problems solved in detail.
  • Eleven linear programming problems—each taking about a page to solve.
  • A bonus six-page introduction to Turing Machines.
  • Published by: Polka Dot Publishing

    No. of pages: 240

    Format: Hardback

    Price: £23.00

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    Advanced Algebra (Fred's Home Companion)

    Advanced Algebra (Fred's Home Companion)

    by Stanley F. Schmidt Ph.D.

    Multiple Uses!

  • Lesson plans for those studying Life of Fred: Advanced Algebra on their own. Each lesson offers you a "daily helping" of Fred.
  • Lecture notes for those teaching Life of Fred: Advanced Algebra. Outlines for each lecture. Problems to present at the blackboard that are not in the textbook. Additional insights to present in class. Quiz and test material.
  • Answer key for Life of Fred: Advanced Algebra.
  • Additional exercises for those who want more drill. All answers are included.
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    No. of pages: 128

    Format: Hardback

    Price: £10.00

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    Geometry (Expanded Edition)

    Geometry (Expanded Edition)

    by Stanley F. Schmidt Ph.D.

    The Human Face of Geometry

    One day in Fred's Life in which he:

  • Falls in love! Her eyes were absolutely fascinating.
  • Writes opera! Almost half of Boat Ride on Lake Tiberius inside.
  • Buys Hecks Kitchen! With stainless steel bars and lots of heat.
  • Does all of geometry! From a point and a line to the 14th dimension.
  • All fun! Just open and enjoy.

    Topics covered:

    Points and Lines, Angles, Triangles, Parallel Lines, Perpendicular Lines, Quadrilaterals, Area, Similar Triangles, Symbolic Logic, Right Triangles, Circles, Constructions, Non-Euclidean Geometry, Solid Geometry, Geometry in Four Dimensions, Coordinate Geometry, Flawless (Modern) Geometry.

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    This expanded edition includes answers to all problems. No answer key is required.

    The author recommends taking Advanced Algebra before Geometry.

    Published by: Polka Dot Publishing

    No. of pages: 560

    Format: Hardback

    Price: £31.00

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    Trigonometry (Expanded Edition)

    Trigonometry (Expanded Edition)

    by Stanley F. Schmidt Ph.D.

    The Human Face of Trig

    A day and a half in our hero's everyday life.

  • Cuisine! See what dinner in a limo really is like
  • Entrepreneurship! learn how to create a best-selling board game
  • Sports! Witness the boxing match of the century.
  • Fashion! Create a T-shirt to keep you out of the hospital.
  • Trig! All of it. you'll be ready for calculus.
  • All fun! Just open and enjoy.

    This book replaces both Life of Fred: Trigonometry and Fred's Home Companion: Trigonometry. This book has all the problems completely worked out, which wasn't true in the old books. It costs less, too.

    Topics covered:

    Sines, Cosines and Tangents, Graphing, Significant Digits, Trig Functions of Any Angle, Trig Identities, Graphing a sin(bx + c), Radian Measurement, Conditional Trig Equations, Functions of Two Angles, Oblique Triangles, Inverse Trig Functions, Polar Coordinates, Polar Form of Complex Numbers, Preview of all of Calculus.

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    Published by: Polka Dot Publishing

    No. of pages: 496

    Format: Hardback

    Price: £31.00

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