Life of Fred: Dogs

Life of Fred: Dogs

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Item #: 029782
ISBN: 9780979107276
Grades: 1-4

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Category Description for Life of Fred:

Life of Fred (LOF) is an unconventional series of math texts that seem accessible and friendly, especially for students who dislike traditional programs. According to Dr. Schmidt, the author, this series is designed to teach you the math you need to know without repetition, redundancy, and a multitude of problems to work. LOF follows the storyline of Fred's life while incorporating solid math concepts and skills. Motivated or independent students will appreciate this series, as well as gifted math students who might need a challenge. Written to the student and intended to be self-teaching, the author prefers that students use these with very little help from you, so they can learn to study and understand on their own. Even the solutions (found in the text) are addressed to the student. In fact, there's a lot of actual instruction in the solutions, which students should read after trying to solve problems on their own. Math in a story context can sometimes make more sense to students than stand-alone math concepts - especially if it's an entertaining story! Students do two books per year up through pre-algebra; beginning with algebra, one book per year.

Category Description for Life of Fred Elementary Series:

Great news for Life of Fred aficionados; Life of Fred has gone elementary! In author Professor Schmidt's own words, "Now you will be able to start the Life of Fred series with your child sitting on your lap...and finish the series sitting on his/her lap!" It's as simple as ABC...just follow the books in alphabetical order by



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My struggling math student begs for this math.
Thomas H on Jan 16, 2020
We have a struggling learner and this is the only Math he actually loves doing. He looks forward to math now since we started using these books. We pair this with Math facts review.
Julie W on Aug 27, 2019
My struggling math student begs for this math.
Thomas H on Jan 16, 2020
Continuing on. Working really well as review for my 10 yr old boy.
Sariah D on Sep 14, 2019
We have a struggling learner and this is the only Math he actually loves doing. He looks forward to math now since we started using these books. We pair this with Math facts review.
Julie W on Aug 27, 2019
Great Math curriculum.
Ashley G on Aug 18, 2019
My daughter loves the Life of Fred series. It engages her and she is able to have fun while doing math.
Natalie G on Mar 29, 2019
My kids LOVE these books. We use them as a companion to Math Mammoth, and they fly through them. So funny, and they are learning.
Michael P on Feb 14, 2019
Moving through the series and got best total price with shipping with Rainbow.
Morgan F on Jan 2, 2019
It's a fun supplement
Emily J on Dec 26, 2018
This is our math curriculum of choice.
Joy O on Jul 30, 2018
We like this series.
Raquel E on Apr 10, 2018
My kids love "Life of Fred" and I'm continuing with the subsequent books.
Lisette J on Mar 8, 2018
We use Fred for math. I got this here since I was ordering the other books here.
Holly B on Feb 25, 2018
My children enjoy the life of fred series
Alyssa J on Jan 8, 2018
My favorite math series has elementary books now, and I couldn't be happier!
Lourdes O on Dec 29, 2017
I chose this book because we've finished (and thoroughly enjoyed) the first two books in the series.
Zuleika O on Dec 5, 2017
next book in the series.
Catherine L on Dec 1, 2017
My son loves these books! He always wants to read this last, best for last he says.
Patricia K on Aug 14, 2017
We have loved Life of Fred. My 7yo is loving math and begs to do it every day.
Jerry S on Feb 1, 2017
My 8 year old son loves these books!
Patricia S on Nov 30, 2016
Did the first book and my son loved it
Christopher J on Oct 17, 2016
Homeschooling, something my child can work on independently.
Linda M on Oct 4, 2016
Text being used in co-op.
Heather H on Sep 17, 2016
We are using this as a math supplement for homeschool and will need this book soon
VICTORIA M on Sep 17, 2016
Life of Fred is perfect for my 9 year old. He has no tolerance for workbook but this gives him more of a story format.
Candace F on Sep 2, 2016
needed this next level for my son
Loren G on Aug 19, 2016
Just working through the series
Erin S on Jun 28, 2016
My 6 year old sped through Apples.
Tricia H on Jun 20, 2016
My little kids are enjoying Fred stories.
Melissa P on Apr 29, 2016
Our kindergarden-aged son is enjoying the Fred series, and we are using it for primary math curriculum until this summer, when I'll add the Miquon math lessons.
Kelly S on Mar 16, 2016
I have many LOF books but not this one.
Kirsten T on Mar 2, 2016
We so enjoyed the Apples LIfe of Fred, so am purchasing Cats, Dogs, and Butterflies.
Joann B on Feb 16, 2016
We love FRED!
Mereta P on Feb 16, 2016
math has been a struggle for my children and the LOF series seems to work well for them
Natalie W on Feb 4, 2016
Life of Fred entertains and engages kids without patronizing them. Each book develops the child's curiosity and logical problem solving while also teaching them about life and the world around them in a fun and simple way. I love that these books aren't consumable, so I can use them again and again for each child. A really fun math supplement.
Rachelle C on Jan 24, 2016
I choose Life of Fred because it came highly recommend by a friend. I use Life of Fred and then I also use works books to go with it.
Sara P on Jan 15, 2016
for fun
Erin G on Jan 12, 2016
I am a combination of Robinson, Classical and Unschooling for my home school program for my three children. It made sense to use the Life of Fred math books because the rest of the home school curriculum I am using is very much literature based.
Leah W on Dec 10, 2015
My first grade daughter loves these books. It is sillier than I would choose, but she is applying what she learns to real life situations on her own, so I wont complain too loudly!
Geri S on Dec 1, 2015
My son loves to read, but doesn't love math, so these are perfect for him.
Regan B on Nov 8, 2015
We are working through Life of Fred in addition to our regular math curriculum. We use it approx. 1 - 2 days a week. My kids love the stories and they do seem to be inspired to recognize how they use math every day. I don't really think that Life of Fred does a good enough job of teaching math, but it is a great supplemental resource.
Rita G on Oct 13, 2015
Continuing on. Working really well as review for my 10 yr old boy.
Sariah D on Sep 14, 2019
Great Math curriculum.
Ashley G on Aug 18, 2019
How does the LOF program work? Is Apples, Butterflies, Cats, and Dogs a complete 1st grade program? Or is each book for a different grade level? Or do you keep using the books up through 4th grade? The book says its complete and comprehensive but since some are recommending supplementing I want to know what topics would I need to supplement for 1st grade: a little bit everywhere or just a few key topics?
A shopper on Nov 29, 2019
Life of Fred: Dogs
Life of Fred: Dogs
Life of Fred: Butterflies
Life of Fred: Butterflies
Life of Fred: Cats
Life of Fred: Cats
Life of Fred: Apples
Life of Fred: Apples
BEST ANSWER: Each LoF book builds on itself, so Butterflies adds a few more addition facts to those previously in Apples. If you have a highly motivated learner, you could supplement with handwritten problems you think up yourself. But the point of LoF is not to purposely give them pages of work to overwhelm them. With my current 1st grader I often leave it at Your Chance to Play questions, whereas my 2nd grader loves the challenge of extra problems. He is up to Goldfish now.
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We love Life of Fred for math! Our daughter is actually excited to get the book out and read it and doesn't stress out over the questions.
April 14, 2017
over 3 years ago
The Mister Rogers of Mathematics
I love this series. My son loves it. Every lessons brings smiles and laughter. He loves Fred and Kingie's adventures. These books have whimsy, heart, wit and warmth. There is much more thought and math to the books than meets the eye. We supplement with Math Mammoth for more pencil to paper work but it really could stand on it's own if you played some various games that use math such as Racko, Yahtzee, cribbage, etc.
March 8, 2016
over 4 years ago
Excellent Resource
I love the narrative approach of this curriculum & so does my daughter. She asks to do this kind of math work. :)
October 22, 2015
over 4 years ago

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