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Life of Fred

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Life of Fred Mathematics

Life of Fred: Five Days
(Sampler of Advanced Upper Division Math)

Life of Fred Five Days
Life of Fred:
Five Days

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Upper division (junior/senior) pure math is much different than calculus. No "word problems," no formulas to memorize, no concrete applications – just puzzles to solve. Instead of learning procedures, students create definitions, theorems, and proofs. These are the first five days of Fred's teaching set theory, modern algebra, abstract arithmetic, and topology.

The first day of set theory: The first day of modern algebra: The first day of abstract arithmetic: The first day of topology: By the fifth day Fred will have covered:

Each of the 139 assignments/puzzles/questions that he gives his students calls for creativity rather than doing drill work. Some of these can be done in a minute. Some will take several hours to complete. They are all meant to be enjoyed. The goal is not to finish the book. It's just like life.

All answers are included in the textbook.

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Life of Fred Five Days of Upper Division Math is a hardcover textbook containing 208 pages. This book is not consumable. All answers are written on separate paper or in a notebook.

Number of Lessons: 139 assignments. It is not broken up into lessons.