# Life of Fred: Pre-Algebra 2 with Economics

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By: Stanley F. Schmidt Ph.D.

Pre-Algebra 2 with Economics is the third book in the Life of Fred Pre-Algebra Series (the fifth and last in the "Getting Ready for High School Math" series that includes both Arithmetic & Pre-Algebra books), and is designed for students who have completed the elementary, intermediate, and arithmetic series books. Most students who use this series are in middle school. Providing a fun integration of subjects, this textbook gives students a context that matters in the real world by highlighting the importance of math in understanding economics (and the importance of understanding economics!)

Fred begins his summer vacation. Learn...
• How to get rid of snakes in sugar cane fields
• The difference between freedom and liberty
• How not to bore your horse if you are a jockey
• Why Fred couldn't be a movie star

and even some algebra and economics, including...

• Domain and codomain of a function
• Conversion factors
• Steps in Solving Word Problems
• One-to-one Functions, Unit Analysis
• Key to a Successful Business
• Five Qualities that Money Should Have
• Definitions of Capitalism, Socialism, and Communism
• Payday Loans
• Interest Rates
• Partnerships
• Cardinality of a Set
• Four Ways to Kill Competition
• Freedom vs. Liberty
• Why We Have a High Standard of Living
• Tariffs
• Demand Curves
• Venn Diagrams
• Ricardo's Law of Comparative Advantage

Unlike all other math programs, this one also has:
• the Tulip Mania in Holland
• A sure-fire way to create 100% employment
• the Tragedy of the Commons
• how to run a successful hot dog business
• what a real \$100,000 bill looks like.

Pre-Algebra 2 with Economics covers: Domain and codomain of a function, Conversion factors, Steps in Solving Word Problems, How Not to Bore Your Horse If You Are a Jockey, One-to-one Functions, Unit Analysis, Key to a Successful Business, Five Qualities that Money Should Have, the Tulip Mania in Holland, Definitions of Capitalism, Socialism, and Communism, Payday Loans, the Tragedy of the Commons, Partnerships, Cardinality of a Set, Four Ways to Kill Competition, Freedom vs. Liberty, Why We Have a High Standard of Living, Tariffs, Demand Curves, Venn Diagrams, Ricardo's Law of Comparative Advantage.