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Life of Fred
Honey
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The eighth book in the Life of Fred Elementary Series; the second book of third-grade material.

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MATH CONCEPTS

  • Commutative Law of Multiplication
  • Quarter of an Hour
  • Cardinal Numbers
  • d equals rt
  • One Trillion
  • Exponents
  • 1.5 + 1.5
  • Functions
  • Long Division 
  • Fractions
  • Remainders
  • Dividing BIG numbers
  • Changing feet into Yards
  • Quarters to Dollars
  • The Four Times Table
  • Hexagons and Octagons
  • Subtract, Multiply, or Divide?
  • Division by Two-digit Numbers
  • 7xyz + 8xyz
  • Slope of a Line

OTHER CONCEPTS

  • A Real Education Is Both Broad and Deep
  • Thirty-six Shades of Blue
  • Closed Under Addition
  • Having a Job that Matters
  • Developing Character
  • Time Zones in the U.S.
  • the Milky Way
  • Protons in the Observable Universe
  • Atoms
  • Periodic Table of the Elements
  • Varieties of Houses
  • Is This a Function?
  • Bragging
  • Mysteries in Life
  • Hip Fractures
  • Three Reasons to Learn Long Division (Even Though Calculators Exist)
  • a Disadvantage to Being Married to a Calculator
  • Why English Teachers Have It Rougher Than Math Teachers
  • What Happens When You Squeeze Your Toothpaste Tube Four Times Harder Than Normal
  • Reading Graham Greene's The Heart of the Matter in German
  • The Guess-a-Function Game
  • A Balance in Life
  • Four Answers to Where Honey Comes From
  • Four Answers to Where Do Bees Live
  • Why Bees Don't Make Honeycombs in the Shape of Squares
  • Smelting Iron Ore
  • What You Add to Iron to Make Steel
  • Buying Flash Cards vs. Making Them
  • How Far the Netherlands Is from Holland
  • Becoming an Apiarist
  • Farther vs. Further
  • Checklist for Starting a Business
  • Penciling out a Proposed Business
  • The Big Question in Arithmetic-Do I Add
  • Why Not to Become a Typewriter Manufacturer
  • The Drawbacks to Ignoring Reality
  • Why Fred Can't Get a Credit Card
  • Looking Back at Mistakes We Have Made in Life
  • The Past Tense of mimic
  • What Magic Really Means

Honey is the eighth 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.