Once you know:
i) the addition tables (What's 5 + 8?)
ii) the subtraction tables (What's 8 - 5?)
iii) the multiplication tables (What's 7 times 8?)
iv) long division (What's 6231 divided by 93?)
...you are ready to start Life of Fred Fractions, the first book in the Pre-Algebra series. This book goes far beyond basic fractions so you probably do need it even if you have already learned a bit about basic fractions.
After completing Life of Fred Fractions, go on to the Decimals and Percents Book. Again, this book teaches much more than decimals and percents! Follow along the recommended order for completion and before you know it, you will be inviting Fred as a guest to your dinner table conversations.
The Life of Fred Arithmetic Series:
• Life of Fred: Fractions (and optional Zillions of Practice Problems for Fractions)
• Life of Fred: Decimals and Percents (and optional Zillions of Practice Problems for Decimals and Percents)then
move on to Pre-Algebra 0 with Physics, Pre-Algebra 1 with Biology, and Pre-Algebra 2 with Economics
Topics covered in Life of Fred Fractions: Less Than, Billion, Cardinal and Ordinal Numbers, Diameter and Radius, Savings and Expenses, Definition of a Fraction, Sectors, Comparing Fractions, Reducing Fractions, Adding and Subtracting Fractions, Common Denominators, Roman Numerals, Least Common Multiples, Improper Fractions, Lines of Symmetry, Division by Zero, Circumference, Multiplying Mixed Numbers, Commutative Law, Canceling, Definition of a Function, Area, Unit Analysis, Division of Fractions, Geometric Figures, Estimating Answers. Life of Fred
* This is Math with a unique approach.
* You never have to wonder: When am I going to use this stuff???
* It is immediately applied to real life situations.
* The text is a dialogue NOT a monologue.
* It is engaging, humorous and thorough.
* Teaches and reviews all the way through.
* At the end of every 5 lessons you have to get 9 out of 10 on a maximum of five different tests (called Bridges) in order to move on.
* As you progress the tests include concepts from all the previous lessons.
See inside Life of Fred Fractions
Review:My 14 year old son Micah needed something different from his brothers. He is the last of four boys and while he did what was asked in math, he just wasn't into it. I looked at the curriculum online for about ten months and then just made the leap. He LOVES it. It engages his attention, tickles his very active funny bone and is not overwhelming. It is a dialogue: a conversation between Fred, the instructor and the student…and the immediate application of the concepts is a real treat. He is motivated to do his math, where before LOF he simply endured it. We give LOF two thumbs WAY up. Juanita (AB)