 Product Description

Concepts covered: algebra, geometry, trigonometry, college math, college prep
Who is it for?
Life of Fred fans
High School level learners
Why buy?
Follow Fred's mathematical journey beyond elementary and middle school years.
What is included?
Choose from the following titles, or grab them all!
Beginning Algebra Expanded Edition (Retail $39)  All of firstyear algebra.
In five days of Fred’s life, every aspect of beginning algebra pops up in our hero’s life.
What it takes to get drafted into the army at age 6
New milkshake marketing techniques
About enjambment in the colonel’s library
. . . and algebraConcepts included: Finite/Infinite Numbers, Natural numbers, Whole numbers, Integers, Adding signed numbers, Ratios, Multiplying signed numbers, Proportions, Inequalities in the integers, Continued Ratios, Adding like terms, Rectangles, Trapezoids, Sectors, Symmetric Law of Equality, Order of operations, Solving Equations, and more!
Zillions of Practice Problems Beginning Algebra (Retail $29)  Keyed directly to the chapters and topics of Life of Fred: Beginning Algebra.
Need a lot of practice or stuck on a particular kind of problem? This book has been requested by many readers. Keyed directly to the chapters and topics of Life of Fred: Beginning Algebra. Each problem worked out in complete detail. Eleven mixture word problems are each worked out step by step, often using a whole page of explanation for each problem. Thirteen quadratic equations solved by completing the square. Thirteen examples of two equations with two unknowns solved by the elimination method. This book is mandatory for those who need it. The Zillions of Practice Problems Slogan: If your cat can work through all the problems in this book, your cat can teach Beginning Algebra at any school in the nation.
Life of Fred: Advanced Algebra Expanded Edition (Retail $39)  All of secondyear high school algebra.
Every aspect of advanced algebra pops in our hero's everyday life. *The author recommends taking Advanced Algebra before Geometry.
Romance! How to approach a goodlooking passenger on the bus
Cuisine! What pie you shouldn't order...unless you're rich
Travel! Parts of Kansas you've never been to
Fashion! Hairless anteriors and gold chains
Music! Contains the piano music—newest hit from Rockin' RitaConcepts included: Ratios, Median averages, Proportions, Dividing by zero, Crossmultiplying, Constants of proportionality, Inverse variation, Direct variation, Joint variation, Weight varies directly as the cube of the height, Area varies directly as the square of the height, Volume varies directly as the cube of the height, Laws of exponents, and more!
Zillions of Practice Problems: Advanced Algebra (Retail $29)  Keyed directly to the chapters and topics of Life of Fred: Advanced Algebra.
Each problem is worked out in complete detail.
Ten exponential equations worked out step by step.
Over 40 problems dealing with functions.
Sixteen imaginary number problems solved in detail.
Eleven linear programming problems—each taking about a page to solve.
A bonus sixpage introduction to Turing Machines.Life of Fred: Geometry Expanded Edition (Retail $39)  This expanded edition includes answers to all problems. No answer key is required.
*The author recommends taking Advanced Algebra before Geometry.
One day in Fred's Life in which he:
Falls in love! Her eyes were absolutely fascinating.
Writes opera! Almost half of Boat Ride on Lake Tiberius inside.
Buys Hecks Kitchen! With stainless steel bars and lots of heat.
Does all of geometry! From a point and a line to the 14th dimension.Concepts included: Points and Lines, Angles, Triangles, Parallel Lines, Perpendicular Lines, Quadrilaterals, Area, Similar Triangles, Symbolic Logic, Right Triangles, Circles, Constructions, NonEuclidean Geometry, Solid Geometry, Geometry in Four Dimensions, Coordinate Geometry, Flawless (Modern) Geometry.
Life of Fred: Trigonometry Expanded Edition (Retail $39)  This book has all the problems completely worked out.A day and a half in our hero's everyday life.
Cuisine! See what dinner in a limo really is like.
Entrepreneurship! Learn how to create a bestselling board game.
Sports! Witness the boxing match of the century.
Fashion! Create a Tshirt to keep you out of the hospital.
Trig! All of it. You'll be ready for calculusConcepts included: Sines, Cosines and Tangents, Graphing, Significant Digits, Trig Functions of Any Angle, Trig Identities, Graphing a sin(bx + c), Radian Measurement, Conditional Trig Equations, Functions of Two Angles, Oblique Triangles, Inverse Trig Functions, Polar Coordinates, Polar Form of Complex Numbers, Preview of all of Calculus.
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My child took Geometry as a Freshman in high school and is now slated to take Algebra 2. Why do you suggest taking Geometry first ?
Asked by a Parent on June 16th, 2016 (Edited)Hi! The author actually suggests that you take all of the Algebra courses before taking the Geometry class. As he says, "Geometry is much easier to understand once you have a thorough understanding of Algebra." Hope this helps!
Answered by Life of Fred  Dr. Stanley F. Schmidt on July 11th, 2016 (Edited)ASign in to ask the seller a question!
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Private School summer support
My girls have never liked math because it does not come easily for them. I ordered Life of Fred Alg. 1 as review for them this summer. They like the fun and easy way it is presented and are understanding math more clearly. They agreed that they had fun with math for the first time ever! Now I can't wait for them to use the Alg. 2 and Chemistry books this year along with their reg. curriculum in their classes at school. It should be a big help if they don't understand a concept.
Judy N  Parent  Member Since July 2016 
LOF does it again!
My oldest has been going through LOF for a while and found these books really fun. Fred makes concepts really easy to follow and is interesting to read. High school math has never been easier and more fun to learn!
Kelly H  Homeschooler, Parent, Teacher, Superhero  Member Since October 2015 
Love Life of Fred!!
I was a chemical engineer in my prekids life and I had serious reservations that a cute story about a 5 year old could teach math. Boy was I wrong! The first few in the elementary series are deceptively easy  cute, but not really challenging. By Farming I was starting to get impressed. By Goldfish I was really impressed and I am now awestruck in Decimals and Percents. This is a serious math program that focuses on how math fits into your life and slips really advanced concepts into elementary books. I do the lessons with my kids because I don't want them to gloss over those stretch ideas. Looking forward to PreAlgrebra and beyond.
Rachel S  Member Since November 2013 
Love LOF!
We started the LOF series from the beginning with my middle child. All the kids would gather around to hear the story. My oldest will be in high school this year, and he begged for LOF as his Algebra I and II curricula. Done!
The only issue I have is getting him to STOP reading it. I don't want him to fly through the book to get the story. I need him to do one chapter and take the time to work through the problems until he has a solid understanding. That usually doesn't take too long, but he loves the story so much that he just wants to sit down and read the whole book!J C  Homeschooler  Member Since December 2015 
Trigonometry Has Never Been This Fun!
After buying Fred Apples for my daughter, I bought myself Fred Trig. I tried taking Trig in college, but I had signed up for a 7 a.m. class (big mistake the first semester of college). I could barely stay awake; my professor wasn't as engaging as Fred. I later took Statistics and stopped with math there. But I've always wished I had taken more math, because math is really just a language  it can be learned. I'm currently on page 80. With Fred, doing Trig is like completing a crossword or a sudoku puzzle. It's my new favorite leisure activity.
Mariel H  Homeschooler  Member Since March 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 realworld 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 prealgebra 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 realworld examples. Find out more by reading this blog post!  Shipping

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