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Life of Fred
Goldfish
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The seventh book in the Life of Fred Elementary Series; the first book of third-grade material.

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MATH CONCEPTS

  • Volume
  • Digits in a Number
  • Polygons
  • Meters vs. Yards
  • Kilograms vs. Pounds
  • Area of a Rectangle
  • Cubic Feet into Gallons
  • Gallons of Water into Pounds
  • Multiplying by Ten, Hundred, and Thousand,
  • One Ton = 2000 lbs.
  • Decimal Point
  • Estimating Sums
  • Bar Graphs

OTHER CONCEPTS

  • Drawing Things to Scale
  • Why Many Dolls Have a Vacant Stare
  • Similes
  • Being Pardoned Before Being Tried in 1974
  • The Whole Point of Math
  • Don’t Wave Your Money Around
  • The Advanced Form of the Game of Which of These Is Not Like the Others
  • Keeping Your Word
  • Picking Your Friends and Your Spouse
  • Sequences
  • A Crocodile Smile
  • What to Remember If You Smoke
  • Comparative Forms of Adjectives
  • Superlative Forms of Adjectives
  • A Waning Moon
  • People’s Life Goals Are Different than Fish’s Life Goals
  • Definition of an Acre
  • What Gets Venerated
  • Four Countries That Are Nations of Immigrants
  • How to Deal with a Duck Who Never Tells the Truth
  • Lacrimal Glands
  • Living in a City vs. Living in the Country
  • Anthropomorphizing Fish
  • Plastic Aquarium Plants Don’t Die
  • Drawbacks to 180-gallon Fish Tanks
  • Physical Work vs. Mental Work
  • Tragedy of the Commons
  • Fish in a Tank vs. Coalback in Jail
  • Talking to Your Goldfish
  • Kingie’s Favorite Composers
  • Practicing the Metric System with Dental Floss
  • Purchasing Foreign Products
  • Protein and Calcium for Growth

Goldfish is the seventh book in the Life of Fred Elementary Series, which is designed for students in grades 1-4.

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. This book should take approximately one month to complete.

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!

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.