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Life of Fred by Stanley F. Schmidt
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it was amazing
bookshelves: math

This is a real educational winner. The funny, sometimes bizarre story-line has my kids laughing out loud almost every day. We're actually already on Book 3 of the series, and I've made it the primary math curriculum for my children (ages 5 and 8). I find that they both understand and retain the material. And because it is presented in a real-life setting, they also can see how math is meaningful and useful in life. I will re-start my 5-year-old on the first book in a year or two, but in the meantime he is getting a great introduction as he listens along with his big sister. He loves the story, and can do a lot of the problems too. The icing on the cake is that this series goes all the way up through calculus. With any luck, my homeschool math curriculum is taken care of forever.

Note: I supplement with Khan Academy for extra practice, and bought some math card games to help my kids learn their arithmetic facts. But Life of Fred, despite how fun and painless it is, seems to be a very solid primary math course. I would also highly recommend it to any parent with a child who's struggling in math and needs some extra help not only "getting" math, but loving it.

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Reading Progress

January 17, 2013 – Started Reading
January 17, 2013 – Shelved
January 27, 2013 – Shelved as: math
April 2, 2013 – Finished Reading

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JoMama We love LOF!

Sarah Bringhurst Familia I just started it with my kids, so it's mostly review, at least for my 7-year-old. But they both love it!

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