What happens when you take the sweetener out of lemonade? Yup, you get a whole lot of sour! But with Life of Fred, decimals and percents you will get a spoonful of sugar with your sums. This book covers on afternoon and one evening in Fred’s life and has 33 chapters choc-o-block full of real life maths. This book covers the second half of the introduction to pre-algebra (after Life of Fred: Fractions).
Read about one afternoon and evening in Fred’s life in which he builds a robot, gets his first pet and learns why sea chanties are not popular in some boat rental stores.
While you are reading about Fred’s life you will cover maths concepts including:
- Number systems
- Adding, subtracting multiplying and dividing decimals
- Multiplying by ten
- Functions and inverse functions
- Whole Numbers and how to square them
- Subtracting mixed units
- Sets and subsets and the union and intersection of sets
- Rules of Divisibility
- Prime and Composite Numbers
- Consecutive Numbers
- The Goldbach Conjecture
- Area of a circle, triangles and parallelogram
- Square Roots
- And more . . .
Remember that sugar? Interspersed in your maths textbook – which, by the way, has more maths than we have ever seen, you will learn when Lincoln used the vigesimal system, when robots have tea parties and how flossing helped Fred to read books in bed at night!
The answers are included in the textbook, which is re-usable with younger children when they are ready. When you have completed this book you are ready for pre-algebra.