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Life of Fred - Dr. Stanley F. Schmidt
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If you know your addition and multiplication tables by heart, your next step is to get to know Fred. In these two Life of Fred titles, you can learn everything you need to know to begin algebra! 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

"My boys really enjoy hearing about the story of Fred’s life. At first it sounded weird, Fred is a 5-year-old math genius, really? It didn’t take long for my boys to get hooked on the Life of Fred books – there’s humor and math woven throughout the story. They always look forward to find out what happens next." -Joelle, Homeschooler. Read Joelle's entire review of the Life of Fred Decimals and Fractions books.

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


Product Description

Who is it for?

 Life of Fred fans!



What is included?

 Life of Fred: Fractions (sample)

Less Than, Billion, Cardinal and Ordinal Numbers, Diameter and Radius, Savings and Expenses, Definition of a Fraction, Sectors, Comparing Fractions, Reducing Fractions, Adding and Subtracting Fractions, Common Denominators, Roman Numerals, Least Common Multiples, Improper Fractions, Lines of Symmetry, Division by Zero, Circumference, Multiplying Mixed Numbers, Commutative Law, Canceling, Definition of a Function, Area, Unit Analysis, Division of Fractions, Geometric Figures, Estimating Answers.

Life of Fred: Decimals and Percents (sample)

Number Systems, Adding and Subtracting Decimals, Multiplying by Ten, Functions and Inverse Functions, Pi, Multiplying Decimals, Whole Numbers, Squaring a Number, Subtracting Mixed Units, Sets and Subsets, Union and Intersection of Sets, Rules of Divisibility, Division of Decimals, Repeating Decimals, Bar Graphs, Prime and Composite Numbers, Consecutive Numbers, the Goldbach Conjecture, Area of a Circle, Dollars vs. Cents, Pie Charts, Conversion between Percents/ Fractions/ Decimals, 40% of 15, 30% off, Distance Equals Rate Times Time, 15% more, Area of a Triangle, Square Roots, Area of a Parallelogram, 13 Is What Percent of 52, Ratio, Ordered Pairs, Graphing, Negative Numbers, Elapsed Time, Probability.


Why buy?

Spend one afternoon and evening with Fred and you will learn:

  • Everything you need to begin algebra
  • Why they no longer play football at KITTENS University
  • Why you should never eat alone at the 5100th Avenue Steak House
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What Life of Fred maths books are suitable for a 12.5 year old please

Asked by a Homeschooler and Parent on April 27th, 2016 (Edited)

Most students who are that age are ready to begin in our Fractions book and then complete Decimals and Percents.

Answered by Life of Fred - Dr. Stanley F. Schmidt on April 27th, 2016 (Edited)

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  • Fun!
    Jul 25, 2016

    My son loves reading but shutters when I mention it's time for math. This book has changed that. We use Life of Fred to supplement his regular math curriculum and I'm so glad we do. This book is fun, creative, and challenging all in one!

    Aldriena - Homeschooler - Member Since December 2014
  • My son finally understand fractions
    Jul 19, 2016

    My son has always struggled in math at school, since 1st grade. He is now going into tenth grade, but has remained woefully behind in math (testing into 7th grade math). He has ADHD and simply cannot learn things by doing repetitive worksheets. We have struggled for YEARS!! Both of us! lol. (I'm trying to get you to understand the level of grief it has been) We gave up on public school for good during 8th grade, but have continued to struggle in making things "click" for math. Anytime he saw a fraction problem on any quiz or test, he would skip it, sometimes not ever going back to even try it. Fractions gave him anxiety- it was that bad.
    We have just completed the LOF Fractions book and he got 14/15 on the first Bridge for the final Bridge! Combined with one other technique*, this method has been a Godsend. Math CAN be entertaining. LOF proves it. We didn't battle over completing assignments- no lying, blind answer marking, shirking, or endless worksheets. The assignments don't take forever to work through- unlike the sometimes HOURS of work assigned by school.
    *the other technique is that he must read aloud when completing Your Turn to Play and Bridge - both the questions and as he is working. This has alleviated the breakdown in communication between what he thinks he is seeing and what is actually on the paper. Often in ADHD, the struggle to focus and pay attention closely has severe consequences for written work- and none of them are deliberate.
    I cannot recommend this method enough. I finally see light at the end of my son's struggles with math. <3

    Emily J - Homeschooler, Parent, Teacher, Super-hero - Member Since June 2016
  • My child finally enjoys math with these books!
    Jun 06, 2016

    I have a child who has always struggled with math. Not the concepts but the black/white, right/wrong format. She has a super creative brain and the Life of Fred books fit her learning style perfectly. Life of Fred will definitely be included as part of our math curriculum from now on.

    Emily K - Member Since November 2013
  • So glad I found these!
    May 17, 2016

    Our entire family lives LOF! We use the books mainly as a supplement, but they're fast becoming a fun reading material on their own! Highly recommended!

    Mindy D - Parent - Member Since October 2015
  • We love LOF.
    May 16, 2016

    Soon after we started using LOF, we fell in love. The story is engaging for the kids, and they just zoom on through the material. My high schooler is using LOF Algebra, but he read all of the previous books FOR FUN. Math is much less painful with LOF. Highly recommended. And, I love how the pre-algebra series has other subjects tied in. That is so helpful--less I have to cover separately! : )

    J C - Homeschooler - Member Since December 2015

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472 Reviews

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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