Do you find it hard to teach your child math?
Break the fear and frustration with a dose of Life of Fred Books
Whether you’re looking for something to supplement your child’s math classes in school or a curriculum for your homeschool, this series of math books can make your child ask for MORE math!
Written by Stanley Schmidt, PhD, the Life of Fred books are written in story form about a 5-year-old genius named Fred. The format encourages students to be independent learners and gives them the confidence to be so.
Our own kids, ages 10 and 8, both enjoy look for Fred during school time AND for pleasure! Read our review here.
But doesn’t math need to be all about drills and exercises?
Drills can get boring, tedious, and dry. Life of Fred books provide a welcome change of pace. They lead students to learn the basics of math painlessly, and dare we say, in a fun way.
Some families use Life of Fred as a supplement in school or homeschooling, but some find it a complete math curriculum and use it on its own. Either way, kids love math with Fred, and that’s what we all want, right?
Check out the topics just in the first book, recommended for 1st graders and up:
- Numbers that Add to 7 Circles
- Reading 6:00 on a Clock
- 5 + ? = 7
- Days of the Week
- Leap Years
- Spelling February
- Dressing for Cold Weather
- 15 Degrees Below Zero (–15º)
- Deciduous Trees
- Deciduous Teeth
- Counting by Fives
- 3x + 4x = 7x
- Archimedes 287 B.C. Wrote The Sand Reckoner and Got Killed Being Rude
- ante meridiem (a.m.)
- Donner and Blitz in German
- One Million
- Euclid Wrote The Elements
- Pacific and Atlantic Oceans
- Whales Are Not Fish
- The “There Are Zero . . .” Game
- the Popularity of Zero
- Why Boats Are Cheaper to Rent in the Winter
- Herbivores and Carnivores
- the Colors of the Rainbow
- a King in Checkmate,
- the Story of the Titanic
- ≠ (not equal)
- x + 4 = 7
- One Thousand
- Counting by Hundreds
- Reading 3:05 on a Clock
How Life of Fred works
All books are non-consumable. This means that kids don’t write their answers on the book, several kids can use it, and can be re-sold when you’re done with it. (Though honestly, our set is staying right in our home librariy!)
It is recommended that kids enjoy the books in the order stated by the author.
Elementary Series: Grades 1-4 – Apples to Jelly Beans (10 books)
Intermediate Series: Grades 4-5 – Kidneys, Liver, Mineshaft
Getting Ready for High School: Grades 5-8: Fractions, Decimals and Percent
Getting Ready for High School: Grades 6-8: Pre-Algebra 0 with Physics, Pre-Algebra 1 with Biology, Pre-Algebra 2 with Economics
High School: Beginning Algebra Expanded Edition, Advanced Algebra Expanded Edition, Geometry Expanded Edition
You’re in luck! We are accepting pre-orders!
We know, we know, you can’t wait to avail of these amazing math books!
While we’re waiting for our stocks (because we always run out), you can already reserve and pre-order your own copies.
Stocks are limited, so hurry. Here’s what you need to do:
- Click on the Pre-Order Now button of the books that you want
- Check out your cart, as usual. Shipping fees will already be computed.
- Pay 50% (100% if you want) of the total.
- Wait for our email when the books are here, so you can pay the balance.
- We will ship the books to you!
Math doesn’t have to be tedious, boring, and tear-inducing!