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Life of Fred Elementary Math Book Series

Dr. Stanley F. Schmidt

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Categories: Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, Math
Product Type: Book

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

 Flat rates apply per set ordered, not per book. For example, if you order a set of 3 books, you will be charged $5.99 if this is the only item in your cart. If you order a set of 3 books, plus an educational toy or any shipped item on the Educents site, you will be charged $5.99 for the set of books, then $1.99 to ship the additional item.

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

Life of Fred is a series of math books that break of the old pattern of drill and kill. Instead of nothing but dry exposition and endless drill exercises, they contain fun stories about Fred Gauss, a child prodigy math genius. During his hilarious adventures, he encounters situations that call for solving math problems. Children actually want to read these books.

The stories carry on through the exercises, leading the student through them. Many of the books have a series of quizzes called Bridges every few chapters. Passing a quiz means the student is ready for the next chapter. Some books have all the problem solutions in them, while others have separate answer keys or companions.

 

Life of Fred: Apples (view sample text)

Kindergarten material: algebra, geometry, telling time, days of the week, colors of the rainbow, the “There Are Zero . . .” Game, & more!

 

Life of Fred: Butterflies (view sample text)

Kindergarten material: time, geometry, specific numbers, types of numbers, facts about butterflies, lie vs. lay, & more!

 

Life of Fred: Cats (view sample text)

First Grade material: quarters, numbers vs. numerals, counting by three's, prime numbers, four basic emotions, adjectives and verbs, & more!

 

Life of Fred: Dogs (view sample text)

First Grade material: specific numbers, addition, patterns, fractions, ATM cards, idioms, the chemical elements & more!

 

Life of Fred: Edgewood (view sample text)

Second Grade material: parellel lines, right angles, functions, quarter of an hour, half dozen, six examples of functions, math poems, the four kinds of sentences, firearm satefy & more!

 

Life of Fred: Farming (view sample text)

Second Grade material: median average, percents, borrowing one in subtraction, definintion of function, proof that every number is interesting, dollar denominations & more!

 

Life of Fred: Goldfish (view sample text)

Third Grade material: drawing things to scale, digits in a number, similies, meters vs yards, area, volume, gallons into pounds, practicing the metric system with dental floss, bar graphs & more!

 

Life of Fred: Honey (view sample text)

Third Grade material: long division, fractions, atoms, periodic table, hexagons and octogons, what magic really means, why Fred can't get a credit card, farther vs further, slope & more!

 

Life of Fred: Ice Cream (view sample text)

Fourth Grade materials: stationary vs stationery, hyperbole, bar graphs, ordered pais, plotting points on a graph, slope, irony, area, liberty vs freedom, less than (<), greater than (>), & more!

 

Life of Fred: Jelly Beans (view sample text)

 Fourth Grade materials: finding one-third of a number, Fibonacci numbers, prime numbers, intersection of sets, fever vs femur, decimal points, epigraphs, pie charts, how to prove you are not a duck, & more!

 

Who is it for?

  • Life of Fred fans!!
  • Kindergarten to 4th Grade learning levels
  • Homeschoolers
  • Math enthusiasts  

 

What is included?

  • Choose 2 or more Life of Fred Elementary titles
  • The textbooks are all hardbound, not consumable workbooks.

 

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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Shipping: Flat rates apply per set ordered, not per book. For example, if you order a set of 3 books, you will be charged $5.99 if this is the only item in your cart. If you order a set of 3 books, plus an educational toy or any shipped item on the Educents site, you will be charged $5.99 for the set of books, then $1.99 to ship the additional item.

Reviews

    Too good to be true!
    Jan 12, 2017

    I had read a lot of great reviews for these books but had a hard time believing they would be that effective. We borrowed Apples from the library and my boys ages 6 and 10 were sad to see it returned. My 6 year old learned a lot in the first few chapters and my 10 year old was excited about math again! It's fun and easy... so I bought the series. I've never seen my kids so excited to get school books in the mail! Couldn't be happier, I'd recommend them to everyone, especially if your kids are having a hard time with math or not enjoying it. It still amazes me how much they learn in such an easy, short lesson.

    Andrea J - Homeschooler - Member Since August 2016
    Can't get enough
    Dec 14, 2016

    Life of Fred is much more than a math book. My children often share with each other the story they read about Fred. I hear them talking about what they learned at meals and what was happening in Fred's life that day. They really don't even realize they are learning about real life math, among other things.

    Mrs S - Homeschooler - Member Since October 2015
    So far, so good
    Dec 08, 2016

    We've just started the first book with our 6.5-year-old. She's enjoyed the first few chapters. I've read about how some children don't enjoy LoF while others love the series. I think we will be in the latter camp.

    The books are lovely and simple in a high-quality finish. Fred is quirky and keeps the children engaged with his quirks. The chapters are just the right length for one sitting. I'm glad we discovered you, Fred.

    Zainab A - Member Since August 2016
    LOF Apples
    Nov 27, 2016

    This was our first time using a LOF product. We love it. My daughter really likes it and is learning a lot from it.

    Jenn S - Homeschooler - Member Since October 2016
    My first grader loves them!
    Nov 21, 2016

    My 6 year-old daughter was so excited when we opened the box and she found more Fred books inside! She whizzed through the first one and can't wait to get started on the rest!

    Amy O - Member Since June 2016

About the Seller

Life of Fred - Dr. Stanley F. Schmidt
784 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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