Life of Fred: Geometry Expanded Edition
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Life of Fred: Geometry Expanded Edition

Polka Dot Publishing / Hardcover

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Geometry: Expanded Edition is the third book in the Life of Fred High School Mathematics Series, and is designed for students in 11th grade who have already finished the preceding Beginning Algebra, Expanded Editionand Advanced Algebra, Extended Edition. This new edition of Geometry replaces the both the earlier Life of Fred Geometry; it also contains all problems completely worked out.

Thirteen chapters plus six honors-level "half" chapters with multiple sub-lessons are included. Each lesson ends with a "Your Turn to Play" segment with a small number of thought-provoking questions. Answers are provided on the next page for students to go over themselves after attempting to solve the problems. Chapters conclude with three problem sets, each of which is named after a city, and their answers. This full-year curriculum will provide students with a thorough knowledge of geometry, including proofs.

Geometry covers: acute, obtuse, and right angles, Perimeter, Polygons, the Pythagorean Theorem, circumference, Arcs, the Compass and straightedge, Golden Rectangles and golden ratio, Trisecting an angle and squaring a circle, Coordinate Geometry, Analytic geometry, Cartesian/ rectangular/orthogonal coordinate system, axes, origins, and quadrants, slope, distance formula, midpoint formula, proofs using analytic geometry, Geometry in Dimensions, Hypothesis and conclusion, Inductive and deductive reasoning, Non-Euclidean Geometry, Collinear points, Theorems, propositions, lemmas, and corollaries, Quadrilaterals, the midsegment of a triangle, Euler's theorem, Symbolic Logic, Contrapositives, Isosceles triangle theorem, SSS, SAS, ASA postulates, and more.

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.

560 pages, indexed; hardcover, non-consumable textbook with Smyth-sewn binding. Students write their answers on separate paper.

Product Information

Format: Hardcover
Vendor: Polka Dot Publishing
Dimensions: 10.38 X 7.25 X 1.46 (inches)
ISBN: 1937032213
ISBN-13: 9781937032210
Series: Life of Fred

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  1. Striving for Growth
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Excellent Value - Promotes Critical Thinking, teaches from the ground up
    August 9, 2016
    Striving for Growth
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Having used Lof F for Alg I and Alg II, I expected a high quality book with instruction that takes the student from basics to the more advanced and this book did not let us down. I believe the story line actually helps with maintaining overall focus and motivation. I placed a blank sheet over answer pages to reduce the temptation of peeking. The same same sheet can be used over and over again with the same bit of magic tape. I am happy that many of the answers are in the book as it helps to defray costs. There is a complete answer book which can be purchased for solutions to problems not in the course book. The author recomends using a " city" which is a set of problems at the end of a chapter as a test. This is exactly what I did as there are usually 4-5 cities and you can assign one or more as tests after some practice has been accomplished. My students loved the book! You do need a student that enjoys reading and perhaps has a sense of humor. Also, the last one or two cities only have answers in the answer book which prevents cheating when assigned as a test.

    As a side note, I tutor, and have used many homeschool books ( those picked out by the parents) and have found this series to be the best. The author does a great job presenting the material and yes, sometimes he has a tough problem that is not fully explained until the next chapter. I expect nothing less, as this challenges critical thinking and many a student can grasp onto the next conclusion and if not - it will be presented. Other books, also, use this same approach.

  2. katsmeow
    2 Stars Out Of 5
    Not for Us
    May 31, 2016
    Quality: 3
    Value: 2
    Meets Expectations: 1
    I understand that all students learn differently, so, I begin by saying that my student is NOT a math student. He loathes math but loves to read. So, when I saw this curriculum and read reviews that said students breezed through the learning while having tons of fun reading about Fred I was interested. I was NOT looking for my student to become a geometry whiz kid. I was hoping for a year of math without frustration and tears. Unfortunately I got neither (both frustrated, the tears were mine). This book is for a student who has a way to grasp concepts that are not concrete. My student does not do that. The more drill, practice, re-drill the better for my student. Abstract concepts and the idea that you can understand how to make a proof given only the most basic of steps proved impossible for the BOTH of us. I did not like how the book was set up (with answers so near the questions it was hard not to see them - even for me), there is NO teacher guide on how to walk through step by step of a proof, so many times I was lost, there are no "tests" per say, and even though the story of Fred is quite cute I do not believe it helped my student learn geometry at all. If your student likes math and can think in the abstract you may want to look into this book. For those that prefer tests, drill etc. you may want to look elsewhere.
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