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Life of Fred Elementary Series Complete 10 Book Set (Life of Fred) Hardcover – 2011
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The idea behind Life of Fred is that if students have an enjoyable experience and have fun doing their math, they will remember it and use it and have a good taste in their math about the whole subject. The sub-title on each of his math books is "As Serious As it Needs to Be". And that is just the point: math doesn't need to be horrid and dry. This is math—just as serious as it needs to be—and I can tell you from my child's smiles and chuckles, that's not very serious at all! As a bonus, these books are very low priced compared to any other math books on the market. If you have a creative child who is languishing on traditional math programs, try Life of Fred! Math, As Serious As it Needs to Be!
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It is fun, engaging, and very kid-friendly!
The only slightly iffy thing that parent might want brought to their attention is that Life of Fred:Dogs contains references to euthanasia. I myself, a 10-year old, understand that the dogs are probably happier wherever they are than they would be if kept alive, however if you have younger children, you might not want to introduce them to this concept at the moment. If you feel that your child is ready to accept this topic, feel free to buy these books!
You also might want to note that Apples is dead easy. If you feel that your child knows all numbers that add up to 7, I might suggest that you move right along to Life of Fred:Butterflies.
I hope to have helped!
I'd recommend this especially to parents whos kids find math too easy (bored by class) or two hard (overwhelmed by class)- a good way to find excitement and meaning in otherwise tedious and boring material.