Enjoy learning about Math while reading about Fred and his quirky tales of Life with the Life of Fred books.
Edgewood is the fifth book of 10 in the Life of Fred Elementary series.
Life of Fred is a series of math books that break of the old pattern of drill and kill. Instead of nothing but dry exposition and endless drill exercises, they contain fun stories about Fred Gauss, a child prodigy math genius. During his hilarious adventures, he encounters situations that call for solving math problems. Children actually want to read these books.
After each chapter there are "your turn to play" sections where your child gets to practise with pen and paper, what they have just read about. Solutions are given over the page.
These books are all hardcover, not consumable workbooks which are beautifully presented enabling them to be read again and again.
Maths concepts covered in Edgewood include but not limited to:
- Concurrent Lines
- Parallel Lines
- Right Angles
- Constant Functions
- Median Average
- Writing Larger Numbers with Commas
- Using Logarithms to Solve 2x = 5
- Birdie Rule for Logarithms
- Finding Approximate values for log 5 on a Calculator
- Bar Graphs
- < (less than)
- Numbers that Add to 8
- 10 and 12
- Rows and Columns of a Matrix
- Quarter of an Hour
- Half Dozen
- Six Examples of Functions: Add, Subtract, Multiply, Divide, Tangent, and Derivative