Life of Fred Intermediate Math Lessons Through Stories

Math is one of those subjects that can be tricky for some children if they aren’t taught it the right way. The problem is, the right way is different for many children. One way that has proven popular for a number of children is the Life of Fred Math series…

Fun Math Stories - Educents

The Life of Fred Intermediate Math series is designed for children aged 12 and under who have already completed the Life of Fred elementary book series. It is best suited for students who can add, subtract, and who understand the concepts of multiplication and division.

Overview: In the Intermediate series, students will continue off with what they learned in the elementary series. They will also learn:

  • how to analyze mathematically logic arguments
  • identify and build functions
  • set theory
  • arithmetic sequences

Life of Fred Intermediate Math on Educents

Who is it for? 3rd to 7th grade

Concepts covered: Milliliters, writing numerals in checks ($4000 and not $40.00), idioms, 1/4 + 1/4 +1/4 = 3/4, elapsed time, metaphors, milligrams and pounds, rounding numbers, three-eights of 19,416, and more!

Titles in this series:

  1. Kidneys
  2. Liver
  3. Mineshaft

Your lessons will come alive with the Fred doll & Kingie doll!

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What people are saying about the books:

“I was not so sure on these books. I heard a lot of good reviews but after we got them, just skimming through I wasn’t sure my 9-year-old daughter would like them. I was WRONG! She really likes them! They move at a pace she likes and being one continuous story about Fred’s life keeps her interested and entertained. We will be back for more soon. She just finished Kidneys and is now on Liver.” -Melisa W.

We’ve gone through many math programs since I began homeschooling, but the passion never returned. In fact, my son had grown to hate it. Math had become something we both dreaded. I ordered this set, and all that has changed!! By using these books, we have identified what concepts he was never taught, or just didn’t grasp. He told us that he wished he could just start from the beginning with the Life of Fred. My husband and I are expecting that shipment to arrive this week, and will be ordering Fractions, Decimals, and Pre-Algebra next!” -Janet C.

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Published by Shen-Li

SHEN-LI LEE is the author of “Brainchild: Secrets to Unlocking Your Child’s Potential”. She is also the founder of (a website on parenting, education, child development) and (a website on Right Brain Education, cognitive development, and maximising potentials). In her spare time, she blogs on Forty, Fit & Fed, and Back to Basics.

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