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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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    Fred is fun!
    Jul 19, 2017

    We are new to homeschooling this year, and I chose LOF: Fractions for my 10 yo son going into 5th grade. He has always been far above grade level, but very unmotivated at school. He immediately took to Fred & is eager to complete this volume & move on to the next. So far he reads & works the problems independently, & he presents his work to me for the bridges orally. (I read it too, & as a retired fifth grade teacher I think it's brilliant!) We also do Khan, just for fun, which my son likes a lot too, since it gives him a lot of control. He knows if he's having trouble with a concept in Fred he can watch a tutorial on Khan. I'm a last resort. He loves that, as do I. We are looking forward to a great year with Fred & Sal!

    Diane S - Member Since July 2017
    Love Fred!
    Jul 09, 2017

    I ordered this book for my 10 year old son, when the book arrived, my 7 year old started to read the book and cannot put it down. He really enjoyed the book, that we bought the fourth book of the life of fred - dogs. Both the boys enjoyed the book very much. The only problem is the shipping is a little bit slow, it took about a week for the book to arrive, the boy is counting the days.

    Xin R - Member Since June 2017
    We love Fred!
    Jun 11, 2017

    At the pace my son is moving through the Life of Fred series, I can see him completing this book, over the summer. Reading through the book, myself, I'm excited for him to learn all the areas of math it offers... adding and subtracting fractions, denominators and especially, learning about savings and expenses!

    Jesenia M - Member Since May 2017
    Fan of Fred
    Jun 09, 2017

    I've been homeschooling 8 kids for 12 years. Everyone always asks about math. I've tried Saxon, Singapore, Math-U-See, and the Fred series. There are different types of learners. I'm a huge fan of Fred if you have kids that like reading more than math. In fact I'd recommend these if you have a child that is struggling with reading because "it's boring". Fred is funny and I find my kids of all ages giggling over these while attempting their work. They found a lot of the hands on work or drawing work in math you see tedious and unhelpful. (Great for artsy kids or kids with spatial leaning abilities.). Singapore just didn't click. Saxon was kill and drill and extra busy work. I have very avid readers and Fred fit them well. It's fast paced and low kill & drill. I have some learners that get things quickly and want to move on. For extra practice pick up the "zillions of problems" fractions also here at educents.

    Jennifer L - Member Since November 2013
    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

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Life of Fred - Dr. Stanley F. Schmidt

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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