# Life of Fred: Ice Cream

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. The student will learn to think mathematically. Each text is written in the style of a novel with a humorous story line. Each section tells part of the life of Fred Gauss and how, in the course of his life, he encounters the need for the math and then learns the methods.
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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. The student will learn to think mathematically. Each text is written in the style of a novel with a humorous story line. Each section tells part of the life of Fred Gauss and how, in the course of his life, he encounters the need for the math and then learns the methods.
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Life of Fred Ice Cream is a hardcover textbook containing 128 pages. This book is not consumable. All answers are written on separate paper or in a notebook. It is designed to be read with the student.

Life of Fred Ice Cream contains 19 lessons and is designed to take approximately one month to complete.

This book covers beginning mathematics including . . .

• The Big Question in Arithmetic
• Multiplying Two-digit Numbers
• A Pound of Hamburger Weighs More Than a Pound of Gold
• The Last Ten Multiplication Facts
• How to Remember 7×8 = 56
• Sigma Notation
• Subtracting 12 oz. from 15 lbs.
• Bar Graph
• Ordered Pairs
• Elapsed Time
• First and Second Coordinates
• Why Algebra Does Not Use the Times Sign (×)
• The Cardinality of the Set of All Ice Cream Flavors that Begin with the Letter Alpha
• Minutes and Hours in the Metric System
• Plotting Points on a Graph
• Perimeter
• The One Reason for Mathematics
• Hooke's Law
• Slope of a Line
• Estimating Using Graphs
• Changing the Scale on a Graph
• Counting Back Change
• The Commutativity of Set Union
• Less Than (<) and Greater Than (>)
• Area of a Rectangle

The decision to homeschool our daughter, Alexa, was an easy one. Choosing a curriculum that worked well with her goals and schedule was a little more difficult.

Jenna Henning