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Life of Fred: Advanced Algebra Expanded Edition

Life of Fred - Dr. Stanley F. Schmidt

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  • Grades: 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade
  • Subjects: Math
  • Product Type: Book
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Join Fred Gauss, a child genius who teaches at Kittens University, as he guides your children through irrational numbers, exponential equations, and much more! Get the entire College Prep series and save even more!

Click here to see a sample.

Who is it for?

High school students. Students will be ready for this book after they have finished Beginning Algebra and Zillions of Practice Problems for Beginning Algebra. For extra practice, students can use this book along with Zillions of Practice Problems for Advanced Algebra.

What is included?

544 pages of fun stories to get kids excited about math!

Subjects covered:

  • Inverse variation
  • The binomial formula
  • Factoring trinomials
  • Using a scientific calculator
  • Graphing inequalities
...and much more!

Why buy?

Parents and teachers love Life of Fred because it actually gets and keeps students engaged. Instead of the usual "drill and kill" approach, Fred teaches through entertaining stories that children remember forever. The author, Dr. Stanley F. Schmidt, developed this method through years of teaching mathematics in high school and college. Your students will never ask, "When are we ever going to use this stuff?"

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    Hopeful...
    Aug 27, 2017

    I've just bought 'Decimals and percents' through 'Advanced Algebra' from the Life of Fred series and I'm very hopeful... For a long time now I've been looking for a book (or a series) to teach math, from its logical beginnings through high school level in a way that doesn't frustrate the student and kill the joy of doing mathematics. Even though there are many excellent programs out there, none really grabbed me as being exactly what I was looking for, and I think the Life of Fred series fits the bill. The storyline is charming in my opinion and the material appears to be quite thorough. Beyond that there's lots of interesting information about all sorts of topics (history, science, general stuff and much more...), and special attention was given to how math can be applied to life (well at least to Fred's life). Please note that some parents feel that there isn't enough drilling in the main book for each topic (though the author does not agree with this) and so for such homeschoolers the 'Zillions of problems' books were written.
    Since the books arrived only a week and a half ago, and since we're not up to 'Advanced Algebra' yet anyway, I cannot say that I have much experience with it, but I do have a number of suggestions for excited newbies like me.
    1. First of all do research. In general the reviews on this series are raving, and in my opinion rightfully so, but I do recommend downloading the samples (for me it was easiest to find them on the 'bundle and save' pages on this site), or better yet borrowing it from the library, and having a look for yourself. Also look at what people are saying about it and other programs on the different homeschooling forums. In the end it has to work for you, and I must say- it really is a new and creative approach to teaching math...
    2. Look at other options and think about supplementing. I know that some people supplement this series with other programs, while others use this as a supplement. I'm hopeful that this series is enough, and as said before it appears to be, but only time will tell.
    3. Don't buy too many books if you're not sure about it. Start off with a few, see how it works out, if all is well - buy some more. I assume that there is no need to say this, but I needed to hear it so I'm passing it on...

    Shlomo B - Super-hero
    Life of Fred Advanced Algebra
    Jul 03, 2017

    I used Life of Fred Beginning Algebra with a student who has dysgraphia. I researched quite a few curriculum options and decided on Life of Fred because it has minimal writing compared to other math programs. We were happy with the results and are continuing with Life of Fred Advanced Algebra and have added a few new students to the group. Part of the motivation for students to do their homework is to see what will happen to Fred next. It's a genius way to get kids to enjoy math. Way to go, Stanley Schmidt! (author of Life of Fred series).

    Vickie B
    Love Life of Fred
    Jun 25, 2017

    My kids love Life of Fred! The books are not overwhelming and the stories make it interesting.

    Beth A

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Life of Fred - Dr. Stanley F. Schmidt
(3279 Reviews)

Follow Fred, a five-year-old math professor at Kittens University, as his funny adventures lead students through all the math they'll ever need. Starting from basic kindergarten-level arithmetic, the Life of Fred book series teaches all the way through college math.

Dr. Stanley F. Schmidt designed these books to keep students engaged while also making math concepts memorable. Perfect for independent study, each unit teaches ideas that can be applied using real-world examples.

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