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
- Math enthusiasts
What is included?
- Choose 2 or more Life of Fred Elementary titles
- The textbooks are all hardbound, not consumable workbooks.
- Stock up on Life of Fred books
- Apply math to real-life situations
- Incorporate important language and games to make math lessons fun!