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Life of Fred: Kidney

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.
SKU: RM229

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SKU: RM229




Life of Fred: Kidneys is part of the Intermediate series and is specially designed for students who are not yet 10 years of age but have finished the Elementary Series (Apples through Jelly Beans). This series is also is excellent for those who are in 5th or 6th Grade who are struggling with math or are switching from any other math curriculum.

We highly recommend that students in the 5th and 6th grade complete these three books before starting Life of Fred Fractions. Since Life of Fred presents math using a completely different approach, it can be beneficial for many students to back up a bit and review some of the concepts they have already covered. This helps them to get comfortable with this learning approach without them finding it too challenging. It will also give them practice with word problems which many students struggle with.

You are ready to start Life of Fred Intermediate when...

  1. You can add and subtract
  2. You have an understanding of multiplication and division
  3. You have finished Life of Fred Ice Cream Dr. Schmidt recommends that all students up to 4th grade start with Apples and work their way through the entire Elementary Series followed by the Intermediate Series.

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

This book covers intermediate mathematics including . . .

  • Milliliters
  • Writing Numerals in Checks ($4000 and Not $40.00)
  • Word Problems in Arithmetic
  • 100%
  • Na + Cl → NaCl
  • Grams Vs. Ounces
  • Functions
  • Images of Elements of the Domain
  • Volumes
  • 115 Ounces = 7 Pounds and 3 Ounces
  • Perimeters
  • Definition of an Acre
  • The Calculus Definition of Limit
  • Scores, Dozens, and Braces
  • Polar Form of Complex Numbers
  • Exponents
  • The Five Different Solutions to X5 = 32
  • A Quarter after Two
  • Point-Segment-Square-Cube-Tesseract
  • Twelve Kinds of Set Theory
  • The Best Time in History to Become a Mathematician
  • Arithmetic Sequences and Series
  • Preview of the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus
  • Sigma Notation
  • Descartes' Analytic Geometry



This package doesn't include any consumables
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