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Life of Fred

... As Serious as It Needs to Be.

Life of Fred Mathematics

Before Highschool Mathematics

Life of Fred Pre-Algebra Course

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?) 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.

There are five text books and two optional practice books in the Pre-Algebra Program:

Click on the links above for detailed information about each book, including sample lessons.

Life of Fred Pre-Algebra Set
Life of Fred:
Pre-Algebra Set
Pre-Algebra Set

This set can be started with any child who can add and subtract well and knows how to do long multiplication and division. Check out the information on our "Where to Start" page for more detailed information about where and when to start your student. This set would be considered a middle school math program, for students in 5th through 9th grades. When they are finished these books, they are ready to begin the High School Set. Many high school aged students would benefit by going quickly through these books to lay foundations that they might have missed.

This set includes:

The Zillions of Practice Problems books are sold separately.

Life of Fred Pre-Algebra Zillions Set
Life of Fred:
Pre-Algebra Zillions Set
Pre-Algebra Zillions Set

Need extra practice? Each book is keyed directly to the corresponding textbook. Each of the chapters contains both exercises on the current topic and review questions from the beginning the book up to that point. All the problems have completely worked out solutions.

This set includes:

The Pre-Algebra Textbooks are sold separately.