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Life of Fred Beginning Algebra

Life of Fred - Dr. Stanley F. Schmidt

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Join Fred Gauss, a child genius who teaches at Kittens University, as he guides your children through factoring, quadratic equations, and much more! Get the entire College Prep Math series and save even more!

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Who is it for?

High school students. For extra algebra practice, students can use Zillions of Practice Problems for Beginning Algebra.

What is included?

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

Subjects covered:

  • Multiplying polynomials
  • Solving systems of equations by graphing
  • Negative exponents
  • Symmetric Law of Equality
  • Rational numbers
...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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    I was skeptical
    Aug 09, 2017

    My daughter is loving Life of Fred, and most importantly, she is LEARNING. She does her lessons cheerfully, though sometimes she does get stuck and frustrated like anyone studying math. But...she doesn't give up, and she keeps trying because it's fun, there are multiple chances to master a skill, and she loves the challenge of figuring out how the "story" is going to end once she figures out the math. If your child is sick of Saxon (like mine was), try LOF. Both my kids begged to change from Saxon. One loves Teaching Textbooks CDs (straightforward, all onscreen, get it done and move on). And one loves Life of Fred (creative, story-based, good for picture-thinkers, nothing onscreen). Take the time to see which math works for your learner. Life of Fred might be the spark that turns them on anew to math!

    Elizabeth S
    Loving LOF
    Jul 14, 2017

    My son absolutely HATED math before LOF. Now he looks forward to it. Need I say more?

    Susanna S - Super-hero
    A wonderful all-in-one algebra curriculum
    Jul 06, 2017

    I love that LOF Beginning Algebra Expanded Edition is the only book I need to buy my high-schooler for math this year - no extra teacher guide, or answer key, and no separate workbook to purchase. Since we started homeschooling, we've been using Life of Fred. It's nice to hear him laugh while doing math!

    Brooke R - Homeschooler, Parent, Teacher, Super-hero

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Life of Fred - Dr. Stanley F. Schmidt

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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