Life of Fred: Decimals and Percents  -     By: Stanley F. Schmidt Ph.D.
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Decimals & Percents is the second book in the Life of Fred Arithmetic Series, which is designed for students who have completed the elementary & intermediate series books, and are at least in the 5th Grade.

Thirty-three chapters are included, each of which ends with a "Your Turn to Play" segment with three or four questions. Answers are provided on the next page for students to go over themselves after attempting to solve the problems. "The Bridge" review questions are given after every five chapters, and provide transitions between concepts as well as a means of assessment. For parents who choose to use these sections as evaluation tools, it is recommended that students score at least 90% (9 out of 10 questions) before moving on. If students don't succeed, they can try again with a total of five different sets of ten problems. The book concludes with "The Final Bridge" which features twenty questions (with five tries again provided). Answers to the Bridge questions are provided in the back of the book.

Decimals & Percents covers: Number Systems, Adding and Subtracting Decimals, Multiplying by Ten, Functions and Inverse Functions, Pi, Multiplying Decimals, Whole Numbers, Squaring a Number, Subtracting Mixed Units, Sets and Subsets, Union and Intersection of Sets, Rules of Divisibility, Division of Decimals, Repeating Decimals, Bar Graphs, Prime and Composite Numbers, Consecutive Numbers, the Goldbach Conjecture, Area of a Circle, Dollars vs. Cents, Pie Charts, Conversion between Percents/ Fractions/ Decimals, 40 percent of 15, 30 percent off, Distance Equals Rate Times Time, 15% more, Area of a Triangle, Square Roots, Area of a Parallelogram, 13 Is What Percent of 52, Ratio, Ordered Pairs, Graphing, Negative Numbers, Elapsed Time, Probability.

Life of Fred is a unique, complete (not supplemental), math program that uses a highly engaging narrative to teach math without fear and with enjoyment. Students follow the life of Fred Gauss (a math professor who grows up to the age of six), who has many humorous, unlikely, and zany adventures over the course of the curriculum. Math becomes relevant and important because the need for math occurs in Fred's life (and he sees math everywhere). Witty and truly entertaining, these books will engage students in a way unlike any other math program - --while also instilling a solid understanding of the principles of mathematics without an abundance of repetitive drills. This series is perfect for inquisitive students who struggle with the relevance of math, or anyone looking for a creative approach to mathematic thinking!

192 pages, indexed; hardcover, non-consumable textbook with Smyth-sewn binding. Students write their answers on separate paper. Answers are also included in the text and written directly to the student.

Product Information

Format: Hardcover
Vendor: Polka Dot Publishing
Dimensions: 10.38 X 7.25 X .68 (inches)
ISBN: 0979107202
ISBN-13: 9780979107207
Series: Life of Fred

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  1. Westford,MA
    Age: 35-44
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    Make sure you look at where to begin with Fred books
    May 21, 2015
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: Female
    Quality: 5
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    I purchased this book without realizing there was an order to do the books. We are new to the series and starting at 5th grade and 7th. I purchased as a supplement to help my daughter understand decimals better and I think we will use the series from now on instead of current curriculum. It has helped but I think to understand what Fred is about you need to do the whole series. So my two 11 year old boys finished the first 3 Fred books in two weeks and are up to speed. For the record, they didn't want to stop and I had to borrow some books to keep up with their interest. They love the books and they are doing them in addition to other math curriculum right now. it's the first subject they go to in the morning!
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