Intermediate Series

The Life of Fred Intermediate Series picks up where the last book, "Jelly Beans", left off. It is difficult to give specific ages or grades for these books because it really depends on what age you started "Apples" at and how fast your child worked through the books.

I do know that they would come before the "Fractions" book, which shouldn't be started before 5th grade. As a rough estimate, you might be using this intermediate series in late 3rd and 4th grade.

Just like all of the other Life of Fred books, these books in the Intermediate Series lend themselves to the students working on their own. They read the chapter and then have a chance to try out what they've learned. They really only need parental involvement if they run into something they just can't understand. I've used Life of Fred books for a number of years now and have found this to be true. My kids have become quite self-directed in their math studies and I just follow up with them on tests to make sure they are understanding the concepts.

**NOTE: I love these math books, but with the small quantity that I sell it is not really financially beneficial for me to keep carrying them. ****At this point, I have sold out on the Life of Fred Intermediate books. Thank you for your support.**

For your information, here are the three books that make up the Life of Fred Intermediate Series:

**Kidneys**

Three Keys to Success, Charles Demuth’s “I Saw the Figure 5 in Gold,”
Milliliters, Teachers’ Salaries, How to Carry Money on the Street,
Writing Numerals in Checks ($4000 and Not $40.00), Idioms, Semibreves,
Libraries State that Mccoy Comes Before Macdonald, Word Problems in
Arithmetic, 100%, the Result of Years of Piano Practice, the Great
Depression, Na + Cl → NaCl, Grams Vs. Ounces, Functions, Images of
Elements of the Domain, Volumes, 115 Ounces = 7 Pounds and 3 Ounces, the
Biggest Error in Thinking, What to Do in Life When You Hit a Wall,
Perimeters, Definition of an Acre, How to Make a Million Dollars in Four
Years, the Calculus Definition of Limit, the Economics of Free Things,
Scores, Dozens, and Braces, Polar Form of Complex Numbers, Exponents,
the Five Different Solutions to X5 = 32, Salaries of University
Presidents, a Quarter after Two, Toiletries for Kids and Older People,
Physical Exams, Ketones and Glucose, the Best Use of Leisure Time, Why
We Have Two Kidneys, the Chief Use of Kidneys Is Not to Make Urine,
Point-Segment-Square-Cube-Tesseract, Twelve Kinds of Set Theory, the
Best Time in History to Become a Mathematician, Adumbration in
Literature, Arithmetic Sequences and Series, the Difference Between the
United Kingdom and Great Britain, the Four Different Reasons We Speak,
Preview of the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, Sigma Notation,
Descartes’ Analytic Geometry, Why it Is Called a Solstice.

ISBN: 978-1-937032-06-7, hardback, 128 pages.

**Liver**

What to Pack for Camp, 1/4 + 1/4 +1/4 = 3/4, Why Blowing Your Nose and
Wiping Your Eyes Is Not Commutative, I.e., E.g., Viz., Elapsed Time, the
Two Rules of Survival, Passing the Sat Exam, Metaphors, the Three
Angles of a Triangle Always Add to 180º, What Can Go Wrong with a
Lifetime Guarantee, How To Be a Business Success, the Pythagorean
Theorem, Finding Two-fifths of $400,000, Ordering Tjvjik, Ghapama and
Satsivi at a Restaurant, Being a Hepatologist, Solving 2x - 7 = 11, What
Livers Do, the Difference Between Saturnalia and Saturnine,
Hypercholesterolemia, Pie Charts, Cirrhosis, the Drawbacks of
Multitasking, Extradural Hemorrhage, Six-sevenths of 413, Four Drawbacks
to Fred Living in a Castle in Germany, Verbs Often Used by People in
Various Occupations, Treble and Bass Clefs, Electrical Use by U.S. Farms
in 1925, How to Win at Bridge, Short Division, Quotients, Secant Lines,
How to Have People like You, Changing Percents to Fractions—68
Completely Worked out Examples, Computing 2% of 550, Who Is Not Harmed
by Watching Television All Day Long, the Difference Between Graffito and
Graffiti, Pet Names Are Different than Names for Pets, How Not to Work
Out in a Gym Weight Room, Functions, Domains, and Codomains, Brain
Chatter and the Uses of Silence, Reducing Fractions, the First Step in
Producing Great Art, What Three Units of a College Class Means,
Reasonable Answers, the One Purpose of Great Universities, the Masthead
of a Newspaper, Forming the Possessive of Words That End in S, Four
Things That Are Important to Learn Earlier in Life, Finding an Average.

ISBN: 978-1-937032-07-4, hardback, 128 pages.

**Mineshaft**

Milligrams and Pounds, Rounding Numbers; a Trillion Pounds of Rice to
Cuba; the Number of Stars in a Typical Galaxy; Three-eights of 19,416;
Is a Quart less than (<) a Duck?; What to Do with Eleven Hours of
Free Time Each Day; Six Is What Fraction of 24? Post Meridiem;
Exponents; Extending the Domain of a Function; What Piece of Leather
Made Feudalism Possible; Perpendicular Lines; Diminutives; Silent
Letters; Rhombus; Can a Four-sided Figure Have Exactly Three Right
Angles? Cardinality of Sets; Sectors; Most Horses Achieve Few
Outstanding Things in Life; the Reason to Learn the Greek Alphabet;
Square Knots; Inverse Operations; How Concrete Is Different than Cement;
Prolix vs. Laconic; Freedom vs. Liberty; the Largest Cardinal Number
Isn’t Six; Ounces, Gills, and Pints; Italicizing Book Titles; 30% of
270; Division by 100; Broiling vs. Pan Frying; Freud, Skinner, and
Maslow; the Four Types of Sentences; Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs;
Pangolins; Mammals; Subtracting 3 oz. From 4 lbs. 2 oz.; Subtracting 7
Minutes 25 Seconds from 20 Minutes 10 Seconds; Subtracting 2 Gallons 1
Quart from 4 Gallons; Chords of a Circle; Three Definitions of Diameter;
Steak for One-year-olds; Subtracting 40 Feet from 9 Miles; Fahrenheit
to Celsius Conversions; Questions People Have at Different Stages in
Life; Why You Won’t Bump into Moby Dick in Kansas; Does x < y Imply
y > x? Converting 39 Inches into Feet; Indications Your Daughter
Will Become an English Major; Finding the Sale Price after Taking 40%
Off; the Image of an Element in the Domain of a Function; 63ºF = 17
2/9ºC.

ISBN: 978-1-937032-08-1, hardback, 128 pages.

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