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Life of Fred Mathematics

Before High School 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?)

...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.

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

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 5^{th} through 9^{th} 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.