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Life of Fred - Dr. Stanley F. Schmidt
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Have you collected ALL 10 Life of Fred Elementary Math Books?

Who is it for?

  • Life of Fred math fans!!
  • Kindergarten to 4th Grade learning levels
  • Homeschoolers
  • Math enthusiasts   

What is included?

  • Choose 2 or more Life of Fred Elementary titles
  • The textbooks are all hardbound, not consumable workbooks.

Why buy?

  • Stock up on Life of Fred books
  • The more you purchase, the more you save!
  • Apply math to real-life situations
  • Incorporate important language and games to make math lessons fun!

Life of Fred is a series of math books that break of the old pattern of drill and kill. Instead of nothing but dry exposition and endless drill exercises, they contain fun stories about Fred Gauss, a child prodigy math genius. During his hilarious adventures, he encounters situations that call for solving math problems. Children actually want to read these books.

The stories carry on through the exercises, leading the student through them. Many of the books have a series of quizzes called Bridges every few chapters. Passing a quiz means the student is ready for the next chapter. Some books have all the problem solutions in them, while others have separate answer keys or companions.


Life of Fred: Apples (view sample text)

Life of Fred Apples is the first installment of a series of ten books from the Life of Fred Elementary Math unit. Fred, a five year old math prodigy goes through a series of events incorporating word problems in his story. His approach keeps your students engaged in math while covering topics such as algebra, geometry, telling time, and days of the week; which if your student can count to ten along with differentiating days, Life of Fred Apples will be the perfect first step in the series.


Life of Fred: Butterflies (view Butterflies sample)

Provide a break from the drill and kill worksheets by offering a new way to learn math with Life of Fred Butterflies. The second installment of the ten book series, Fred shows examples of linear measurements, time, geometry, and specific numbers! Your kids will be prepared for advanced math by remembering concepts instead of memorizing math facts seen in traditional learning. Use Butterflies to segway into the third book, Life of Fred Cats.


Life of Fred: Cats (view Cats sample text )

The Life of Fred: Cats is 128 pages filled with first grade material such as quarters, numbers vs. numerals, counting by three's, prime numbers, four basic emotions, adjectives, verbs, and more! Join Fred and Kingie as they draw examples to relate it to math. Examples such as the Mariana Trench, Ferdinand Magellan, Greek Alphabet, and ancient arithmetic like the sexagesimal system are mentioned in this book!


Life of Fred: Dogs (view Dogs sample text)

Graduate over to first grade with Life of Fred: Dogs and follow along with Fred as he uses Morse code, introduces adding two-digit numbers, count through consecutive even & odd numbers and more! First grade materials covered here are specific numbers, addition, patterns, fractions, ATM cards, idioms, the chemical elements & more!


Life of Fred: Edgewood (view Edgewood sample text)

Work with parallel lines and share Fred's silly thoughts with Life of Fred: Edgewood. Your student will work with concurrent lines, the commutative law of addition, touch on quadrilateral shapes, and many more! The second grade materials covered in this 128 page book are parellel lines, right angles, functions, quarter of an hour, half dozen, six examples of functions, math poems, the four kinds of sentences, firearm safety & more!

Life of Fred: Farming (view Farming sample text)

By now, students will start recognizing the pattern of the series; Life of Fred Farming follows the perfected structure. Life of Fred: Farming unit builds on the previous Edgewood book with introducing the cummutative law of multipilacation, denominations of money, and more! The second grade materials covered are median average, percents, borrowing one in subtraction, definintion of function, proof that every number is interesting, dollar denominations & more!


Life of Fred: Goldfish (view Goldfish sample text)

Join Fred in his travels across the Atlantic Ocean and learn about bar graphs, multiplying by thousands, cubic measurements, volumes, and more! Third Grade material: drawing things to scale, digits in a number, similies, meters vs yards, area, volume, gallons into pounds, practicing the metric system with dental floss, bar graphs & more!


Life of Fred: Honey (view Honey sample text)

Work on fun math activities with Fred as he goes through fractions, multiplication facts, unit conversions and more! Third Grade material: long division, fractions, atoms, periodic table, hexagons and octogons, what magic really means, why Fred can't get a credit card, farther vs further, slope & more!


Life of Fred: Ice Cream (view Ice Cream sample text)

Step up your students learning with multiplication and division with two digit numbers! Follow Fred through fourth grade materials: stationary vs stationery, hyperbole, bar graphs, ordered pairs, plotting points on a graph, slope, irony, area, liberty vs freedom, less than (<), greater than (>), & more!


Life of Fred: Jelly Beans (view Jelly Beans sample text)

Fourth Grade materials: finding one-third of a number, Fibonacci numbers, prime numbers, intersection of sets, fever vs femur, decimal points, epigraphs, pie charts, how to prove you are not a duck, & more!


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How would I know which book I would use for 3rd grade?

Asked by a Teacher on July 6th, 2016 (Edited)

Great question! These books are geared at kindergarten through 4th grade, so you'll probably want to get the later books. They're in alphabetical order, with Apples covering the lower grades, and so on.

Educents has a great blog post to help you sort our which blog post is for you:

Answered by Life of Fred - Dr. Stanley F. Schmidt on July 11th, 2016 (Edited)

do you have anything for eighth grade through all of high school
or anything including engineering or metals or chemistry...Grade 8 up?

Asked by a Parent on May 3rd, 2016 (Edited)

Hi! Life of Fred series does go through high school, and has a Chemistry and upper-level science and math curriculum. You can read more about LOF for high schoolers on the Educents blog:

Answered by Life of Fred - Dr. Stanley F. Schmidt on May 4th, 2016 (Edited)

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    Oct 02, 2016

    This has been an amazing addition to our homeschool math lessons. This program is so much fun and my kids truly enjoy it. They have learned so much and I feel its worth the investment.

    Sabrina S - Member Since November 2013
  • Wonderful resource!
    Sep 13, 2016

    I bought the entire series for my Middle School math classroom, and I'm so glad I did! I teach 7th and 8th grade so I got the Elementary one for my students who need a little re-teaching. I also use the elementary books for my 7 year old son.
    When my students need a book to read they often ask to look through the Life of Fred books!
    This resource is perfect for teachers and for parents!

    Faith B - Teacher - Member Since April 2016
  • Perfect for Active Boy
    Jul 14, 2016

    I have a very active boy who loves to listen to stories but cannot sit and do workbook pages. This series is perfect for him to learn math without having to sit and work on page after page. We've added manipulatives to extend the chapters and it it working great.

    Danielle K - Homeschooler, Parent, Teacher - Member Since June 2016
  • finally fun math!
    Jul 09, 2016

    i hated math as a kid, so i dreaded teaching it to my kids.... well i found out there is a way to do it without torture! LOL Better yet, HUBBY LOVES IT! and has taken over math for me!!!!

    Christina C - Homeschooler, Parent, Teacher, Super-hero - Member Since August 2015
  • We love Fred!
    Jul 05, 2016

    My son loves Life of Fred! He always wants to do more! And I am amazed by how much he's learning while having fun.

    Megan K - Homeschooler, Parent - Member Since June 2016

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The Life of Fred contains fun stories about a child prodigy math genius your students can follow along as he gives real-world examples of everything from math to language arts. In the Life of Fred Elementary Math Series, your students will learn everything from telling time, division, beginning algebra, and more!


You can purchase one book at a time or the entire set at a discounted price! Order more as their skills progress such as the Life of Fred Intermediate Series that incorporate biology, physics, and economics using pre-algebra formulas.


The stories carry on through the exercises, and many of the books have a series of quizzes that bridge them to the next chapter. Some books have all the problem solutions in them, while others have separate answer keys or companions.

Written by Dr. Stanley F. Schmidt, these affordable books were designed to keep your students engaged in math while also following along a storyline. Perfect for independent study, each unit teaches concepts that can be applied using real-world examples. Find out more by reading this blog post!


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