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Life of Fred: Fractions

Life of Fred - Dr. Stanley F. Schmidt

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This book, along with Decimals and Percents, is the perfect preparation for algebra. Join Fred Gauss, a child genius who teaches at Kittens University, as he guides your students through common den...

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This book, along with Decimals and Percents, is the perfect preparation for algebra. Join Fred Gauss, a child genius who teaches at Kittens University, as he guides your students through common denominators, cardinal and ordinal numbers, division of fractions, and much more!

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What is included?

  • 192 pages (hardcover) of fun stories that will get students excited about math!

Subjects covered:

  • Cardinal and ordinal numbers
  • Improper fractions
  • Geometric figures
  • Estimating answers
  • Reducing fractions
  • Common denominators
  • Lines of Symmetry
  • Division by zero

...and much more!

Why buy?

Parents and teachers love Life of Fred because they know that it will actually make children interested in learning more math. Instead of the traditional "drill and kill" approach, Fred uses entertaining stories that students remember for the rest of their lives. Your kids will never ask, "When are we ever going to use this stuff?"


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    Great addition to library.
    Apr 11, 2017

    I purchased the reading series and my daughter loves it. I bought the math that we will be starting shortly.

    Carrie F - Homeschooler - Member Since September 2016
    See how math is found and used in the world not just on worksheets!
    Mar 29, 2017

    Both of my boys like Fred. We all like how it shows the WHY of learning math and the HOW it can be used in the real world (and in Fred's world) instead of it just being a worksheet you think you will never use again in life and therefore forget it as soon as you are done. So YAY Fred!

    Jody H - Homeschooler - Member Since March 2017
    Struggle no more!
    Feb 09, 2017

    My daughter has really struggled with fractions; this book is really helping her! In fact, her younger brother looked it over and asked if he could "do it!" Excellent way to teach fractions...while laughing

    Joey M - Homeschooler - Member Since August 2016
    Life of Fred makes math fun!
    Nov 15, 2016

    I was reading through the sample for this book one night, and couldn't help but laugh out loud. My husband asked what I was reading, and couldn't believe it when I said it's the kids new math books for home school. When I gave it to him to read, his first question was, "is this math?", but as he read further he agreed that it was a good way to present math, give the kids some practice, and make it practical.

    Rhonda N - Parent - Member Since November 2016

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Life of Fred - Dr. Stanley F. Schmidt
1003 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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