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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
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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.

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 

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

 

Life of Fred: Butterflies 

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

 

Life of Fred: Cats 

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

 

Life of Fred: Dogs 

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

 

Life of Fred: Edgewood 

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

 

Life of Fred: Farming 

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

 

Life of Fred: Goldfish 

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 

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

 

Life of Fred: Ice Cream 

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 

 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!

 
 

How it works

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.

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    Life of Awesome!
    May 24, 2017

    We're using Life of Fred to supplement and my son loves it! I don't want to do without it!

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    Fred is Fun and Educational!
    May 17, 2017

    We have been using Life of Fred as a supplement to our math curriculum. My 9 year old loves the story line. We have been moving through the series a bit slower than I'd like, but she's planning to complete several books this summer - currently on Farming. It's wonderful how Dr. Schmidt incorporates not only math but other fields of study as well. This fits nicely with our classical approach to education. This is a great series!

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    Life of Fred is AMAZING!
    May 15, 2017

    I just purchansed the complete set of Life with Fred Elementary Math books. My 6 year old grandson was in a Montessori school for kindergarten and most of first grade. Due to a major move he is now living close to me. It was decided that I would homeschool him at least through second grade. He loved his school, but had grown to have a huge dislike of math. We started with Apples and in 9 days he completed the entire book (2 chapters a day). He even schooled on Saturday and Sunday and after chapters said, "I love math! It is my favorite!" We are now half way through Butterflies and he is still in love with math! At first he insisted that I read the entire chapter to him, but that has changed also. I am so impressed with Dr. Stanley's books and the impact it has made on my grandson!

    Christy C - Superhero - Member Since April 2017
    My 5 yr old loves these books!
    May 06, 2017

    We are loving these books! My 5yr old loves the stories and he's really learning a lot! And retaining the information! Great books!

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    Fred is Fun!
    May 03, 2017

    We have been working through Life of Fred this school year and we love it! I'm grateful for the advanced ideas that are being introduced now so they become familiar. I also love that math is an integrated part of Fred's Life - just like it is in our real lives.

    Nissa P - Member Since November 2013

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Life of Fred - Dr. Stanley F. Schmidt
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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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