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  1. Time Left: 7 days and 14 hours

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    Life of Fred Fractions Decimals and Percents

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  2. Okay.. So Ive gone over a many Math options and have decided on LOF to start 5th grade in Sept. ALong with a practice site ixl.com . My question is .. which LOF should I start her on for 5th grade level? Thank you:) Lindsay
  3. PLEASE explain to me how this fits in together!!!!!! Also, is this a Christian worldview of biology or a secular worldview of biology???? I know this just came out, but I have seen a few posts of people whose children have completed it already! Thanks
  4. Would it fall in the lines of a Singapore, or Rightstart, with conceptual learning? I have heard this mentioned many times on this particular forum and was just curious as what draws so many people into using it.
  5. So I asked a friend, who has been HSing for years, if she has ever heard of LOF and what she thought about it. In her previous life ;) she was a high school math teacher. She has seen many math texts and she is extremely supportive of Saxon. She has never used LOF. The only people that she's heard give positive reviews about LOF are not "mathy" people. My children are not old enough for LOF, but I have my ears open all the time for good math programs to continue after we finish RightStart math. Also, both DH and I are very math minded. So what do you think? Anyone out there who is math
  6. I know we just started but everthing is going so well this year. It's great. Except for math for my middle. She's finished the elementary Life of Fred books but isn't ready for Algebra. I thought I could just do some Math Mammoth worksheets while we wait for the LOF pre-algebra book but that was a flop. I emailed Mr. Schmidt to find out how long we might need to "tread water" until we can get back to Fred. So what is everyone else doing in this in-between time??? Heather
  7. My son has been working through Life of Fred: Fractions in the evenings with my husband, who's a high school math teacher. I knew my son was enjoying it, but I didn't realize how much DH was, too, until he came in last night and announced, "Life of Fred is great! All my students should be doing it!" Then he started reading over the website about the upper level books and really getting his math geek on :) "That's a PERFECT way to explain functions!" "Modern geometry--ooh, cool!" etc. So there you have it: both mathy eight year olds and their math-loving fathers wholeheartedly recommen
  8. I have seen this curriculum discussed here and never gave it a second thought until yesterday. Out of sheer curiosity, I decided to check out the website to see what all the fuss was about. All I can say is WOW!!!!! I'm sold. Now, my question is this...how long does the average student take to work through a chapter? If the decimals book only has 32 chapters does it take most of a school year to complete?? TIA,
  9. Holy Cow! Life of Fred is the greatest thing to happen to Math since...well, since I discovered MUS, my math program lo these many homeschooling years. I bent to a whim and decided to spring for LoF Fractions and LoF Decimals. I thought at the very least, it might give me an edge (I am NOT math-intuitive). Perhaps, if I liked it, I thought I might even throw the decimal book into my daughter's schedule on Fridays. She is just about to start MUS Zeta (decimals and percents). But today, I cracked open LoF Decimals and sailed through ten chapters with barely so much as a water break. It is al
  10. I had asked this before and even once owned some LOF books, but I can't remember this info! Are the fractions and decimal/percents books what is = to pre-algebra? Thanks!
  11. So the question is 'Could' Life of Fred be used as a full Math programme, or would you consider it to be only a supplement? I'm asking mainly on behalf of my daughter, who struggles with all academics, slightly autistic and is dyslexic. She's currently working through TT Geometry, but it is reaching a point where it is becoming quite frustrating for her. We can probably battle on, but I'm wondering if Life of Fred may not be better for her. But, can we use it as a complete Math programme?
  12. I'm looking to find out just how much division a child needs to know in order to start the Life of Fred books? Dd is on long division and can divide simple questions with remainders. She is unable to divide if decimals are required or if there is a divisor with double digits. Can she start the first LOF book with the basics of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division?
  13. Can any of you wise folks who have BTDT tell me what you have found works best for slotting in Life of Fred with Singapore and/or Teaching Textbooks? I think I've read that many start LoF Fractions after SM 4A? We haven't used TT yet, so I'm not sure when the LoF books would best fit into their grade sequence. Help? :o
  14. Has anyone used this for math? It is VERY intriguing to me. My main concern is that it's complete on its own. Anyone know?
  15. I've read all the threads for a few months, and I'm still trying to decide what to do between now (when she's almost done with the Decimals and Percentages) and when we do Pre Algebra. One of my questions is: What are the requirements for being able to start Pre-Algebra? (Wouldn't mind having some games to play to help....) Is there a scope-and-sequence that I should have for what you need to be able to do?? I mean, if you pass the LOF Decimals/Percentages test, then you go on?? I've been looking for a math program that we can either do together, or one that she can read and do by h
  16. She's 10:-) I've read all the threads for a few months, and I'm still trying to decide what to do between now (when she's almost done with the Decimals and Percentages) and when we do Pre Algebra. One of my questions is: What are the requirements for being able to start Pre-Algebra? (Wouldn't mind having some games to play to help....) Is there a scope-and-sequence that I should have for what you need to be able to do?? I mean, if you pass the LOF Decimals/Percentages test, then you go on?? I've been looking for a math program that we can either do together, or one that she can rea
  17. My 12 yo dd is doing TT Alg 1 this year and loving it. However, I don't know if I want to continue this program all the way through. It is more expensive than the other programs. She is also gifted (not so much in math, but could easily learn it if pushed). I am thinking of what to do for next year ( I am hopelessly OC and a control freak). Should I have her repeat Saxon Alg 1 (which I already have and we both hate)? Or do Singapore? How does Singapore compare with LOF and Chalkdust and some of the other "great" maths? Thank you! Connie
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    Life of Fred

    How do use Fred? Stand-alone? supplement? I am sold on Chalkdust and Fred. How would one work them together? ie Basic math with what Fred books?
  19. Do you use LOF in addition to another program or as your core program? I love the conversational style but I'm concerned that there is not enough written work. Would it be too much to do LOF with MUS?
  20. Well, I am mentioning it again. I swear the guy who wrote these books is a genius. Anyone who could get MY DD to beg for math...is...well ... A GENIUS!!! I don't care if we don't cover enough...or if it isn't a "full" program...she has learned more math in the past 3 weeks ...and has retained it...(and is begging for more??) ...than she has in the past 4 years of pulling teeth. I am amazed! Faithe
  21. Last week when I realized that Lials algebra wasn't working out I decided to buy Life of Fred Algebra and Foersters. We received Life of Fred first. It looks good but I have a hard time believing that it would be that easy to learn algebra. Of course my dd has only done 2 lessons but they were so quick. Yesterday I received the Foersters book in the mail and it is huge compared to Life of Fred. Now I'm second guessing myself wondering if Fred's will be enough. I originally thought I would just use Foersters for extra problems or if she didn't understand a concept from Freds but now I'm w
  22. How does LOF compare with other upper level math programs? Is it a complete program or a supplement? Does it cover the material as well as Saxon? Is it college prep material? Would it be a better fit than MUS for a dyslexic that struggles with math? I have also considered supplementing TT geometry for my older ds(8th grade). We checked out the site and it was a hoot. I thought that it would make math more fun and give good explanations but I don't want to excessively increase their work load. How do you use it as an extra or as the main text? What are your views on the program?
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