Life of Fred: Apples
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The first book in the Life of Fred Elementary Series; the first book of kindergarten material.
Life of Fred: Apples is intended for 5-7 year old students and can be read aloud and enjoyed together with your child. Life of Fred math books are unique. They present all the operations of mathematics through practical applications from the life of Fred, a five year old prodigy who teaches mathematics at KITTENS University somewhere in Kansas. Through the hilarious adventures of this diminutive professor, your child will learn not just how to "do" math but how to USE math. In other words, Fred teaches math mainly with very amusing "word problems." Instead of pages and pages of drill, Fred teaches by use and practical example. Even the problem sets are fun and are called: "Your Turn to Play."
Life of Fred books are not consumable and have a sturdy hard cover binding, allowing them to be passed from one child to another for many years.
For many children, Life of Fred will meet their math needs as the books are quite comprehensive and teach the concepts well. This is especially true if you take a cue from Fred and start noticing "math" in your daily life as well.There is quite a bit of review as well. However, some children will need extra help using manipulatives, games or other practice materials to thoroughly master the concepts. This is not due to any deficiency with Fred's teaching, but rather a fact of life that children have different learning styles and some learn math concepts faster or more easily than others.
Numbers that Add to 7, Circles, Ellipses, Reading 6:00 on a Clock, 5 + ? = 7, Days of the Week, Leap Years, Spelling February, Dressing for Cold Weather, 15 Degrees Below Zero (–15º), Deciduous Trees, Deciduous Teeth, Counting by Fives, 3x + 4x = 7x, Archimedes 287 B.C. Wrote The Sand Reckoner and Got Killed Being Rude, ante meridiem (a.m.), Donner and Blitz in German, One Million, Euclid Wrote The Elements, Squares, Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, Whales Are Not Fish, The “There Are Zero . . .” Game, Sets, the Popularity of Zero, Why Boats Are Cheaper to Rent in the Winter, Triangles, Herbivores and Carnivores, the Colors of the Rainbow, a King in Checkmate, the Story of the Titanic, ≠ (not equal), x + 4 = 7, One Thousand, Counting by Hundreds, Reading 3:05 on a Clock, Rectangles.