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Item #: 042824
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Item #: 063932
ISBN: 9781937032555
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Learn logic in a day! That is, a day in the life of Fred. Here is a complete coverage of logic in a mere 176 pages. No ancillaries required. That’s right. No separate teacher book, no test pack, no workbook needed. It’s all right here – the whole “Kittens” caboodle. Fred, now six (and still a professor at Kittens U), is preparing to give a logic lecture. Ironically, and somewhat conveniently, Duck (first introduced in Life of Fred: Apples) pays Fred a visit and provides ample fodder for some of the first topics covered in the book. Duck, who always speaks in sentences that are false, helps to illustrate both logic sentence structure and the concept of every sentence being True or False. As always, Dr. Schmidt manages to both entertain and train. Along with the levity and random bits of eclectic knowledge provided in chapter 1, Dr. Schmidt gets right down to introducing us to both pure and applied logic and the language of logic (the use of symbols, modeling, and structures) – all in the first few pages of the book. From there, the course progresses through the topics of truth tables, connectives, the language of logic, inductive vs. deductive reasoning, logic fallacies (covered all in ONE conversation), and predicate logic. These first six chapters provide a complete high school logic course. Once logic as a second language is mastered, working through the remaining ten chapters is the equivalent of completing a collegelevel logic course. This part of the course is more heavily theoretical. It uses the structures and models learned in the first part of the course, progressing to proofs, introducing more complex structures and lemmas, and giving much thought to Gödel’s Incompleteness Theorem. No prerequisites are required to begin this course, though I think it would help if your student had completed Algebra and Geometry before tackling it. While the math skills themselves are not needed, the ability to reason well and think logically (and somewhat mathematically) is. There are no exercises to complete, though there are 99 “puzzles” to solve. In addition to a very alert and thoughtful mind, familiarity with and understanding of symbolic language, proofs, combinations, set theory, and other topics typically covered in higherlevel math would aid solutions. As far as teaching time, there is none. The course is totally selfinstructional. Instruction is directed to the student/reader and all answers are included in the back of the book. Dr. Schmidt goes to great lengths as the book’s narrator to make sure the student does not take the easy road and check the answers before first exercising his/her brain. He also already anticipates questions and objections the student might have, with many “reader” interjections, shown in distinctive font, at these points. One quibble I have with the book (and a caution to parents) is Dr. Schmidt’s unnecessary incorporation of drugs (cocaine) and drinking used in one of the early examples in the book. I can guess the reason for this, but I wish he had considered another option…. This course will appeal most to those who enjoy math, enjoy Fred, and enjoy a good story along with their study.

Item #: LOFCLG
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Item #: 042828
ISBN: 9780970999597
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ISBN: 9781937032227
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Item #: 066246
ISBN: 9781937032524
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Another serious math program for serious math students presented in the unserious Life of Fred way by Dr. Stanley Schmidt. This program is college level, to be used only after algebra, geometry, and calculus courses are mastered. Real Analysis takes real numbers that were studied in algebra, and functions and limits that were studied in calculus, and asks the student to analyze them using the process of proofs that were studied in geometry. Dr. Schmidt calls these proofs “puzzles”, and the idea is not to solve problems but to understand concepts. Some will be short and straightforward, while others will take some time to work through. Answers to all 113 puzzles are included in the back of the book; however, the idea is not to rush through the book, but take enough time to see the real beauty of higher level math. All the important concepts that start with mathematician names are covered: Cauchy sequences, the BolzanoWeierstrass theorem, Fibonacci sequences, Schwarzschild radii, etc, but in a context that the student will enjoy and remember. Enjoy, because the text is so entertaining, and remember, because Dr. Schmidt explains complex concepts in such a clear way. So if you have a serious math student that can’t get enough math, put this one on his desk.

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ISBN: 9780979107207
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Item #: 032422
ISBN: 9780071343077
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There is a joke making the rounds online that describes how many of us view word problems. It goes something like this, "If you have 4 pencils and I have 7 apples, how many pancakes will fit on the roof?" If this describes you or your student, then let me tell you about this great resource.
Beginning with the foundational information of how to work word problems, each chapter then provides explanations of the differing types of word problems. Examples follow with detailed solutions. An additional 65 word problems are found at the end of the book (with answers) to provide more practice in all of the skill areas. The algebraic word problem skills covered include numbers; time, rate and distance; mixtures; coins; age; levers; finance; work; plane geometric figures; digits; solutions using two unknowns and quadratics. This practical resource will demystify pesky word problems in your student's math book, provide standardized testing preparation or provide supplemental practice for the Life of Fred curriculum. PB. 196 pgs. ~Deanne

Item #: 050547
ISBN: 9781937032043
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According to Professor Schmidt, this book is "mandatory for those who need it" and he claims, "If your cat can work through all the problems in this book, your cat can teach Beginning Algebra at any school in the nation". While those two claims seem true, I have serious doubts about the title. Although I haven't counted them, I suspect the good professor is exaggerating a bit. The book does offer additional problems for each section of each chapter of Beginning Algebra, along with complete (step by step) solutions to them. While clear from the introduction that Prof. Schmidt considers these unnecessary, I say, "Hurray!" No more rooting around in other books for some specific extra problems that your child needs extra practice with. I especially appreciate the inclusion of word problems as I remember this being a concept that Janine needed a little more experience with.

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ISBN: 9781937032333
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ISBN: 9781937032357
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ISBN: 9781937032388
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ISBN: 9781937032289
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