After you know your addition and multiplication tables, you are ready for Life of Fred: Fractions. Fred will take you far beyond elementary knowledge of fractions so, even if you have had some basic training on how to divide up a pie so that you get the biggest "fraction," you will do well to start here.
One morning in our five-year-old hero's life in which he...
• Teaches a class at the university
• Buys a bicycle
• In his office, he hurts his foot and is taken to the hospital
This book lays the first half of the foundation for pre-algebra including . . .
- Less Than
- Cardinal and Ordinal Numbers
- Diameter and Radius
- Savings and Expenses
- Definition of a Fraction
- Comparing Fractions
- Reducing Fractions
- Adding and Subtracting Fractions
- Common Denominators
- Roman Numerals
- Least Common Multiples
- Improper Fractions
- Lines of Symmetry
- Division by Zero
- Multiplying Mixed Numbers
- Commutative Law
- Definition of a Function
- Unit Analysis
- Division of Fractions
- Geometric Figures
- Estimating Answers
- and much more . . .
Unlike all other math programs, this one also teaches about:
• Boyle's Law of Gases
• Onomatopoetic words and hyperbole
• Why you shouldn't run with an 18" knife in your hand!
The answers are included in the textbook. Complete this book plus Life of Fred Decimals & Percents and you are ready for pre-algebra.
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Life of Fred Fractions is a hardcover textbook containing 192 pages. This book is not consumable. All answers are written on separate paper or in a notebook.
Number of Lessons:
Life of Fred Fractions and Life of Fred Decimals & Percents together take about 65 to 70 lessons if you do one each day including the time for the Bridges exams.