Life of Fred: Calculus

Life of Fred: Calculus

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ISBN: 9780970999504
Grades: 11-12

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Category Description for COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAMS - SECONDARY:



Category Description for Life of Fred:

Life of Fred (LOF) is an unconventional series of math texts that seem accessible and friendly, especially for students who dislike traditional programs. According to Dr. Schmidt, the author, this series is designed to teach you the math you need to know without repetition, redundancy, and a multitude of problems to work. LOF follows the storyline of Fred's life while incorporating solid math concepts and skills. Motivated or independent students will appreciate this series, as well as gifted math students who might need a challenge. Written to the student and intended to be self-teaching, the author prefers that students use these with very little help from you, so they can learn to study and understand on their own. Even the solutions (found in the text) are addressed to the student. In fact, there's a lot of actual instruction in the solutions, which students should read after trying to solve problems on their own. Math in a story context can sometimes make more sense to students than stand-alone math concepts - especially if it's an entertaining story! Students do two books per year up through pre-algebra; beginning with algebra, one book per year.




Category Description for COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAMS - ALL GRADES:



Primary Subject
Mathematics
Grade Start
11
Grade End
12
ISBN
9780970999504
Binding
Cloth Text
Pages
544
Edition
Illustrated
Language
English
Audience
College
Awards
ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Awards ( NOMINATED FOR AN AWARD ) 2002
Author
Stanley F. Schmidt
Format
Hardcover Book
Brand Name
Polka Dot Publishing
Weight
2.7813 (lbs.)
Dimensions
10.38" x 7.25" x 1.44"
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I had my son read the excerpt to see if the presentation of the subject matter was easily comprehendible. He gave me the thumbs up.
Michon D on Jul 5, 2016
I had my son read the excerpt to see if the presentation of the subject matter was easily comprehendible. He gave me the thumbs up.
Michon D on Jul 5, 2016
Does the available Life of Fred Calculus expanded edition provide detailed solutions to each problem in the answer key or just the answers?
A shopper on Aug 23, 2017
BEST ANSWER: In Fred's own inimitable way (i.e. with commentary) there are detailed solutions to the problems.
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I loved the concept. I have a very mathematically minded student, who found it confusing. Probably because my student is not much of a reader. I believe everyone should give this book a chance, but plan ahead and be prepared to make a change if necessary.
August 9, 2016
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over 3 years ago

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