Life of Fred: What grade level?
Posted 04 February 2012 - 04:28 PM
What level are these?
Posted 04 February 2012 - 04:53 PM
Posted 04 February 2012 - 05:47 PM
I am considering these as a supplement to our current program (CLE).
What level are these?
Which ones? As the PP noted, Fred books go from 1st grade up through college level (Calc, Stats, and Linear Algebra).
There is a difference in usage between the two series (elementary series is most useful if done with a parent; for most students, Fractions on up is most effective is the student works independently-- as long as they take their time and actually work it rather than racing through. There is quite a lot of math in both series!).
Posted 04 February 2012 - 05:50 PM
The Life of Fred Elementary series is kind of tough to classify. We're just starting Dogs, so I can only speak for the books up to this point. It has very basic math (addition, skip-counting, place value, etc.), but it has a lot of other "stuff" in it - math concepts, such as sets, infinity, natural numbers, etc. which are higher level. Also lots of other things, from geography to grammar to geometry concepts. It does show from day one how addition is related to algebra - I love this, I think algebra will not be intimidating at all with this kind of an introduction.
So I can say that DD9 has not run into any math that she cannot easily do, but I still think it has been worth it for her. It is the kind of learning she thrives on - word based, story based, a little silly, but very engaging.
DD5, on the other hand, while she gets the math just fine, is not really mature or experienced enough to get the story elements, so I think she finds it a little weird. I started Apples with her, but I've decided to put it away for a year and maybe try again in 1st grade. Again, not that the math is too hard, on the contrary, but I think she just doesn't "get" it yet, so the benefit of the stories is kind of wasted on her at this point.
Posted 04 February 2012 - 07:16 PM
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Posted 04 February 2012 - 08:05 PM
I don't know about the new ones for the lower grades.
Posted 04 February 2012 - 09:26 PM
Posted 04 February 2012 - 09:43 PM
We love Fred.