## Description

Is your child’s response to math lessons, “This is bogus! When am I going to use this stuff?”

The **Life of Fred** math books from **Polka Dot Publishers** will change your child’s mind and attitude toward math!

*No other textbooks are like these*! Each text is written in the style of a novel with a **humorous** story line. Instead of dry exposition and endless drill exercises, these books are filled with the **fun** and page-turning **tales** of **Fred Gauss**, a child prodigy math genius born on the western slopes of the Siberian mountains. During his hilarious **adventures**, he encounters every day math situations that call for solving mathematical problems.

Written by **Dr. Stanley Schmidt** with the intent to make math come alive with lots of **humor**, clear **explanations**, and silly **illustrations** that stick in the mind.

*Prepare your child for fun math adventures with Fred Gauss!*

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**Here is the fine print** *Life of Fred: Beginning Algebra Expanded Edition* contains all of first-year high school algebra: Finite/Infinite Numbers, Natural numbers, Whole numbers, Integers, Adding signed numbers, Ratios, Multiplying signed numbers, Proportions, Inequalities in the integers, Continued Ratios, Adding like terms, Rectangles, Trapezoids, Sectors, Symmetric Law of Equality, Order of operations, Solving Equations, Rational numbers, Set builder notation, Distance-rate-time problems, Distributive law, Reflexive Law of Equality, Proof of the distributive law, Coin problems, Age problems, Transposing, Solving systems of equations by elimination, Work problems in two unknowns, Graphs, Plotting points, Averages, Graphing linear equations, Graphing any equation, Solving systems of equations by graphing, Solving systems of equations by substitution, Inconsistent and Dependent systems of equations, Factorial function, Areas and volumes, Commutative laws, Negative exponents, Multiplying polynomials, Solving quadratic equations by factoring, Common factors factoring, Easy trinomial factoring, Difference of squares factoring, Grouping factoring, Harder trinomial factoring, Solving fractional equations, Simplifying rational expressions, Adding and subtracting rational expressions, Multiplying and dividing rational expressions, Solving pure quadratic equations, Square roots, Pythagorean theorem, Real numbers, Irrational numbers, Fractional exponents, Solving radical equations, Rationalizing the denominator, Quadratic equations in everyday life, Solving quadratic equations by completing the square, Quadratic formula, Long division of polynomials, Functions, Slope, Finding slope of a line from its equation, Slope-intercept form of a line, Range of a function, Fast way to graph y = mx + b, Fahrenheit-Celsius conversions, Graphing inequalities, Why you can’t divide by zero, Absolute value, Solving inequalities in one unknown.

Terrific approach to Algebra in an enjoyable format. This is not your traditional math course, but it will present the concepts in an engaging and at times entertaining format. Great for the student who prefers an anecdotal approach to learning.

5out of 5Beth Knerr–Life of Fred Algebra is written for the student who loves reading more than math, or is anxious or tentative about math. Difficult math concepts presented in a fun and unique way. Highly recommended.

5out of 5Lisa Nehring–