Life of Fred: Begin Teaching from Polka Dot Publishers

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No other textbooks are like theseEach text is written in the style of a story 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 situations that call for solving language arts problems.

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Is your child thrilled about learning all kinds of heavy English stuff? Didn’t think so.

The Life of Fred Language Arts Series books from Polka Dot Publishers will change your child’s mind and attitude toward English language studies!

The Life of Fred Language Arts Series helps teenagers sharpen their grammarspellingreading, and writing skills with historyscience, and math lessons tossed in along the way.

No other textbooks are like theseEach text is written in the style of a story 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 situations that call for solving language arts problems.

Written by Dr. Stanley Schmidt with the intent to make language arts come alive with lots of humor, clear explanations, and silly illustrations that stick in the mind.

Prepare your child for fun language adventures with Fred GaussOrder Life of Fredby Polka Dot Publishersfrom Curriculum Expresstoday!

Here is the fine print Life of Fred: Begin Teaching contains Ellipsis, Litotes, Meter = 39 inches, Ninth way to make plurals, Since can be ambiguous, The whole point of English, Green’s Theorem in Space, Consonants as defined by air flow, Location of a comma changes the meaning, 14ºC = 57ºF, What the United States, Liberia, and Myanmar have in common, Eleven ways to make plurals, 5 cm = 2 inches, Run-on sentences, Comma splices, Appositive phrase, Conjunctions, Lyrics, Iambic foot, Pentameter, Trochaic, anapestic, and dactylic feet, Scansion, Twelfth way to make plurals, Three ways to fix a comma splice, Eager vs. anxious, Not looking at the spelling of a word to decide whether to use a or an, Long vowels, Twenty-two words that don’t contain a, e, i, o, or u, Idioms, Affect and effect as verbs, Affect and effect as nouns, Nouns defined, Lie vs. lay, Transitive and intransitive verbs, The Australian Environment Protection and Biodiversity Act, Pronouns defined, What some people “know,” Making “happy as a clam” make sense, Scare quotes, Sixteen ways to make plurals, Cardinality of a set, Numbers—when to use words and when to use numerals, Subject-verb agreement when there is a compound subject, When to use du and when to use Sie in German, Literary symbolism, One hundred best first lines from novels, What is means to be a graduate student, Should the saying be, “The early worm gets eaten”? Dictionary vs. thesaurus, Conjugation of a verb in three tenses, Existentialism defined, The three cases in which a preposition is capitalized in a book title, The two numbers in English (singular and plural—I and we) and the three numbers in Russian, Six tenses in English, Correction: 12 tenses in English.

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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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