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Life of Fred Intermediate Math Series
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Life of Fred - Dr. Stanley F. Schmidt
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Life of Fred Intermediate math is a series of books filled with fun stories about Fred Gauss, a child prodigy genius that calls for solving problems through a series of stories and math worksheets. Children are excited to read about his adventures and follow along.

At the end of each unit, a series of quizzes called Bridges ensures the student is ready for the next chapter. Give your math students an alternative from the drill and kill style of learning with the Life of Fred Intermediate math series.

For more fun-filled books on your favorite character, visit the Life of Fred page! 

New to Life of Fred books? Here's everything you need to know: Change the Way Kids Learn Math – Use the Life of Fred Books

This product is shipped via Media Mail. The average shipping time is 7-10 days.

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Who is it for?

  • Life of Fred fans!!

  • 3rd to 7th grade Learners

  • Homeschoolers

  • Math enthusiasts  


What is included?

  • Choose one, two, or all three titles: Kidneys, Liver, Mineshaft

  • Hardbound textbooks


Kidneys includes: Three Keys to Success, Charles Demuth’s “I Saw the Figure 5 in Gold,” Milliliters, Teachers’ Salaries, How to Carry Money on the Street, Writing Numerals in Checks ($4000 and Not $40.00), Idioms, & more!


Liver includes: What to Pack for Camp, 1/4 + 1/4 +1/4 = 3/4, Why Blowing Your Nose and Wiping Your Eyes Is Not Commutative, I.e., E.g., Viz., Elapsed Time, the Two Rules of Survival, Passing the Sat Exam, Metaphors, & more!


Mineshaft includes: Milligrams and Pounds, Rounding Numbers; a Trillion Pounds of Rice to Cuba; the Number of Stars in a Typical Galaxy; Three-eights of 19,416; What to Do with Eleven Hours of Free Time Each Day, & more!


Why buy?

  • Stock up on Life of Fred books

  • Apply math to real-life situations

  • Incorporate important language and games to make math lessons fun!

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I've never used LOF. How many lessons are in each book? How many books do you suggest completing in a school year? Thanks so much!

Asked by a Parent on October 1st, 2016 (Edited)

Generally, we recommend about 6 weeks per book. However, this depends quite a bit on your student's strengths and interests.

If you do blow through a book faster than expected, you might want to repeat it until you're ready for the next one. You can find all the Fred books on Educents here:

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

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  • Life of Fred is a favorite PRESENT at our home
    Jun 08, 2016

    My son began the series at 5. Now at 6, he begs to read them every night. When I surprised him with Kidneys as a late birthday present, his eyes lit up and his face had a huge smile. He loves the character of Fred and he loves the fact that each math concept is introduced at a pace that keeps it challenging and never boring. He also loves reading the books to himself and as a beginner reader, he has spent HOURS reading and re-reading them. Finally, I love the sturdy covers and binding. My son heavily uses these books, but I know they will last for his younger siblings. Great value! We'll probably buy every volume in the series one day!

    Jennifer D - Homeschooler - Member Since December 2015
  • LOF is the Best!
    Jun 07, 2016

    I can't say enough about Life Of Fred & this set is no different! My kids breeze through them, but they really internalize the information! Then, they pick them up again in their spare time to read again just for fun!

    Janet P - Homeschooler, Parent - Member Since March 2015
  • Surprisingly Interesting
    May 23, 2016

    I was a bit weary of purchasing a reading book for math but it honestly surprised me! We love reading and found ourselves learning and not even knowing it! What a great concept. Thanks "Fred"!

    Joy B - Homeschooler, Parent - Member Since April 2016
  • Favorite of kids!
    May 17, 2016

    Much to my disappointment, neither of my kids enjoy reading much. This changed completely when introduced to LOF. My 10 year old breezes through the books and can't wait until he gets the next one in the series. After they finished the beginner's math, they couldn't wait to receive the Intermediate ones.

    The problems at the end of each chapter are great for the kids and really make them think.

    Aimee S - Member Since July 2014
  • Excellent
    May 03, 2016

    This series has been so helpful!

    Christy C - Homeschooler - Member Since November 2015

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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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