Life of Fred: Logic from Polka Dot Publishing

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No other textbooks are like theseEach text is written in the style of a novel with a humorous story line. Instead of dry exposition and endless drill exercises, these books are filled with the fun and page-turning tales of Fred Gauss, a child prodigy math genius born on the western slopes of the Siberian mountains. During his hilarious adventures, he encounters every day math situations that call for solving mathematical problems.

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Life of Fred: Logic from Polka Dot Publishing is a hardcover textbook, full year course, suitable for your high school student (first 6 chapters) or for a college student (all 16 chapters).

This course contains topics such as:

  • Sentences in logic
  • Connectives
  • Inductive reasoning
  • Seventeen logic fallacies
  • Predicate logic
  • Syllogisms
  • Quantifiers
  • Proofs in predicate logic
  • Direct and indirect proofs
  • Set theory as a predicate logic structure
  • Axiom systems: consistent, complete, meaningful, independent, and recursive
  • Arithmetic model
  • Gödel numbering of symbols, sentences, and proofs
  • Proof of the Diagonal Lemma
  • Gödel’s Completeness theorem
  • Gödel’s two Incompleteness theorems and their proofs
  • Many puzzles (exercises) and their complete solutions.

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Life of Fred Math is like no other math program! The texts are written in the style of a humorous novel about Fred Gauss and how, in the course of his life, he encounters the need for the math and then learns the methods. While most Life of Fred titles are focused on math, there are more that teach the world of science and other subjects.

Learning Through Humor

Life of Fred was written by Dr. Stanley Schmidt with the intent to make math come alive with lots of humor, clear explanations, and silly illustrations that stick in the mind. Through the program the student will learn to think mathematically, as these books are designed to make children think and to learn on their own.

Using Math in Real Life

Life of Fred does not give step-by-step directions and answers to every question. Students learn to apply the concepts previously taught to current questions. Upon completion of the Life of Fred program, students will understand how math works, why it works, and how to apply it. Students will know the formulas and how to apply them in real-life situations, not just situations created for a textbook.

Comprehension, Not Memorization

The Life of Fred program relies heavily on reading comprehension and thinking, not rote spoon-fed learning that is quickly forgotten. Parents can learn the Life of Fred novel methods along with the student, but should not try to integrate the traditional rote/memorization methods.  The series starts with Apples and continues with Butterflies, Cats, Dogs, Edgewood, Farming, Goldfish, Honey, Ice Cream, Jelly Beans, Kidneys, Liver, Mineshaft, Decimals and Percents, Fractions, and then the High School Courses.

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