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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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Educents fans asked for Life of Fred, and we delivered!

Click here for all of our Life of Fred titles!

Shipping:

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.

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    Great Supplement
    Feb 22, 2017

    We use Life of Fred to supplement our regular math program. My daughter absolutely loves Life of Fred and it is her "treat" that she looks forward to after finishing her daily math lesson.
    I love it because it introduces concepts and vocabulary that we have not covered yet. And even I must admit, the stories are just plain fun to read! I notice that even my 13 year old will hang around and listen when we start LOF.
    Would definitely recommend as a supplement or a great introduction to math.

    Julia H - Member Since October 2014
    It's school work with a bit of humor.
    Feb 09, 2017

    I have 3 children ages 9, 10, and 11 who I bought this for. The box arrived and they were kind of dissapointed it was school books. We read the first three chapters of "Apples". It was NOT at all a math book, at least not what we think a math book should be. They all laughed afterwords when it showed 3+4=7. Because it was a cute story that ended with a simple math problem that they all knew already. They enjoyed the story and I found my 11 year old picking up one of the other books and reading it. I like the simplicity in the books and how it goes through different subjects that my children NEED to know, like days of the week and the calendar months. Along with history and things about math that weren't taught in my math class.

    Amy F - Homeschooler - Member Since January 2017
    Loving them!
    Feb 08, 2017

    My 5 and 7 year old boys are loving the stories and think Fred is hilarious! Definitely glad we purchased them. We only purchased the 1st three at first, but ordered the remaining ones through 2nd grade after we got into the 1st book, Apples. I have a feeling we'll be flying through math this year! Thank you!!!

    Elise B - Member Since November 2013
    7 year old son LOVES them!
    Feb 08, 2017

    My son loves to read and he really likes math. He read the first book in two days and started the second one. The next day I saw he used his sisters bathtub crayons to draw the characters on the bathtub walls. I love how they incorporate so many facts and other subjects into the books. The book taught him the word deciduous. I don't know any other first graders that use that word. These books are great! We will definitely use the whole series.

    Amber S - Homeschooler - Member Since January 2017
    it's ok
    Feb 05, 2017

    I think my kids aren't really into the artwork for some reason. i'll update the review if I can get them more interested.

    LILI Y - Member Since January 2017

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Life of Fred - Dr. Stanley F. Schmidt
801 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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