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Life of Fred: Beginning Algebra - Expanded Edition (G305)

Life of Fred: Beginning Algebra - Expanded Edition (G305)

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Item Code: G305
Publisher: Life of Fred
Series: Life of Fred - Highschool Math
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Page Numbers: 320
Author: Stanley F. Schmidt, Ph.D.

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Find out about...
- What it takes to get drafted into the army at age 6
- New milkshake marketing techniques
- How Darlene tries to get Joe to fall in love with her
- About enjambment in the colonel's library...

...while learning all of beginning algebra.

The Expanded Edition of Beginning Algebra contains the content of the original version plus the discontinued Companion Guide. It also has all of the answers worked out in full. Laid out in 108 daily lessons, this hard cover textbook covers everything you need for 1st year highschool Algebra.

If you are jumping into Life of Fred Beginning Algebra from any other math curriculum, we highly recommend that you consider going through the Life of Fred Pre-Algebra 2 with Economics first. The Economics book is a high school level economics course which will provide the foundation in word problems needed to be successful with Life of Fred Beginning Algebra.

In this course you will learn about...


Distributive law
Reflexive Law of Equality
Proof of the distributive law
Order of operations
Symmetric Law of Equality
Commutative laws
Why you can't divide by zero


Finite/Infinite Numbers
Natural numbers
Whole numbers
Rational numbers
Real numbers
Irrational numbers

Quadratic Equations

Solving quadratic equations by factoring
Solving pure quadratic equations
Quadratic equations in everyday life
Solving quadratic equations by completing the square
Quadratic formula


Continued Ratios
Simplifying rational expressions
Adding and subtracting rational expressions
Multiplying and dividing rational expressions
Rationalizing the denominator

Set builder notation

Signed Numbers

Adding signed numbers
Multiplying signed numbers

Square Roots

Square Roots
Solving radical equations

Types of Problems

Age problems
Coin problems

Motion & Mixture

Distance-rate-time problems
Problems with two unknowns


Adding like terms
Solving Equations
Solving systems of equations by elimination
Solving systems of equations by substitution
Inconsistent and Dependent systems of equations
Multiplying polynomials
Long division of polynomials


Negative exponents
Fractional exponents


Factorial function
Common factors factoring
Easy trinomial factoring
Difference of squares factoring
Grouping factoring
Harder trinomial factoring


Solving fractional equations
Fahrenheit-Celsius conversions

Functions & Slope

Finding slope of a line from its equation
Slope-intercept form of a line
Range of a function
Fast way to graph y = mx + b


Plotting points
Graphing linear equations
Graphing any equation
Solving systems of equations by graphing


Areas and volumes
Pythagorean theorem

Inequalities & Absolute Value

Inequalities in the integers
Absolute value
Solving inequalities in one unknown
Graphing inequalities

Unlike all other math programs, this one also has:
- 2000 digits of pi
- Prof. Fred Gauss's new teaching methods
- Five verses of the country western hit, "She ran away and took the dog"
- How beige, codeine, conscience, counterfeit, deify, efficient, Eileen, Einstein, either, feisty. . . all fit the "i before e rule"

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