Life of Fred Calculus is part of the high school course or for university prep for advanced students as you continue following Fred’s life. Once your student has completed beginning and advanced Algebra as well as geometry and trigonometry, they can do Calculus.
Your advanced high school student can use this to prepare for their first year at university. They can also use it as supplementary work alongside another program.
The course offers a human face of Calculus!
All of Calculus! There are sixteen units including:
- Multi-variable Calculus
- Analytic Geometry
- Vector Calculus
- Differential Equations
Life fo Fred Calculus is all fun! Just open & enjoy. In this high school homeschool maths program your student will cover:
Functions, Limits, Speed, Slope, Derivatives, Concavity, Trig, Related Rates, Curvature, Integrals, Area, Work, Centroids, Logs, Conics, Infinite Series, Solids of Revolution, Polar Coordinates, Hyperbolic Trig, Vectors, Partial Derivatives, Double Integrals, Vector Calculus, Differential Equations.
Throughout the series, Dr. Schmidt tries to teach for conceptual understanding rather than memorization of formulas and strategies. The practical application of a maths concept might be seen before students learn how to solve the problem. Students are likely to begin thinking about maths more like solving puzzles or critical thinking exercises than lists of problems to solve. The story of Fred is an important part of this approach. The story does take up significant space within in each text. And while it sometimes meanders into entertainment unrelated to the math topic at hand, most of the time it stimulates students to consider how maths might be used to deal with real life situations.
This expanded edition includes all answers.