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Life of Fred Mathematics

Life of Fred: Fractions
(Introduction to Pre-Algebra and More)

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Life of Fred Fractions teaches the first half of pre-algebra

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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
  • 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
  • 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.

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