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The third book in the Life of Fred Elementary Series; the first book of first-grade material.
- Cardinality of a Set
- One Quarter
- Numerals vs. Numbers
- Counting by Threes
- Finding Patterns
- Right Angles
- a Quarter to Three
- 5280 Feet in a Mile
- Numbers Expressed as Hundreds
- Tens and Ones
- Sexagesimal and Decimal Systems
- Numbers that Add to 13
- Square Feet
- One Meter
- Prime Numbers
- Less Than (<)
- Ursa Major (Big Bear)
- Loud Talkers
- Hiring Freeze
- Sheet Music for “Happy”
- Four Basic Emotions
- Quarter and Half Notes
- Obligate Carnivores
- Adjectives and Verbs
- the Mariana Trench
- Ferdinand Magellan’s Trip
- What Pacific Means
- Rabies in 300 B.C.
- Capital Letters Start Sentences
- Five Vowel Words: Mat, Met, Mit, Mot, Mut
- Twenty-Two English Words That Don’t Contain a Vowel: By, Cry, . . . , Tryst, and Why
- Morse Code
- Four Major Oceans of the World
- Centuries, Centenarians, and Centurions
- Prepositional Phrases
- 71 English Prepositions
- the Three Countries of the World that Don’t Primarily Use the Metric System
- What Mathematicians Do
Cats is the third book in the Life of Fred Elementary Series, which is designed for students in grades 1-4.
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. Math becomes relevant and important because the need for math occurs in Fred's life (and he sees math everywhere).
Witty and truly entertaining, these books will engage students in a way unlike any other math program - --while also instilling a solid understanding of the principles of mathematics without an abundance of repetitive drills. This series is perfect for inquisitive students who struggle with the relevance of math, or anyone looking for a creative approach to mathematic thinking!
Each narrative-based chapter is approximately six pages, and ends with a "Your Turn to Play" segment with three or four questions. Answers are provided on the next page for students to go over themselves after attempting to solve the problems.
128 pages, indexed; hardcover, non-consumable textbook with Smyth-sewn binding. Students write their answers on separate paper. Answers are also included in the text and written directly to the student.
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