by Stanley F. Schmidt, Ph.D.
This is the third book in the Life of Fred series. The first two books cover Fractions, Decimals and Percents. Pre-Algebra 1 with Biology continues the series and includes some review of the concepts learned in the previous books.
The wonderfully absurd story line follows five year old Fred as he learns about biology and economics while using math in his daily adventures.
Life of Fred: Pre-Algebra 1 with Biology is so much fun, I suspect your children will insist on doing math first every day. The book is designed for students to work through independently and is perfect for
those who insist on knowing when they are ever going to use this math. Nothing is presented without a practical use, but the uses Fred finds for math will leave you laughing out loud.
The concepts covered include:
Definition of Life, Sets, Fractions, Germination of Seeds, Area of a Rectangle, Volume of a Cube, Ordinal Numbers, Diameter and Circumference of a Circle, Definition of π, 2% of 500, Four Ways Plants Make New Plants, d = rt, 20% Discount, the Five Kingdoms, Phyla, Classes, Orders, Families, Genera, Species, Your Brain, Conversion Factors, Where the Non-Water Mass of a Plant Comes FromóPlants Donít Eat Dirt, Subsets of Sets, Digestion, Eyes, Negative Numbers, Dominant Genes, Genotypes, Phenotypes, Blood, Staying Alive, Solving Algebraic Equations, Volume of a Cylinder, Word Problems, Breathing, Chlorophyll vs. Hemoglobin vs. Hemocyanin, Avogadroís Number, Stoichiometry, the Whole Numbers, a Proof that Division by Zero is Not Permitted, Bones, the Integumentary System, Epidermis and Dermis, Meiosis and Mitosis, Chromosomes, DNA, Alleles, Changing Your Phenotype.
Hardback, 288 pages.