I have to admit, for several years I tried to ignore Fred. And then my physics-teacher-turned-homeschool-mom friend said these were the math books SHE used! I was stunned, and decided Fred was worth a look and worth my recommending them to other homeschool moms who found themselves lost in the sea of math options.
Life of Fred is quirky, to say the least, but inside the stories are REAL math problems. This fits well with a Charlotte Mason education style or a living books education or for any child who has struggled to grasp concepts in the traditional way (often because they cannot connect them to tangible things).
While I have not yet started using LOF, I’ve been researching, and I wanted to let you know I have found the BEST prices for the series at Educents!
I would totally have overlooked them as a possible source for these books had they not alerted me to the fact (thank you, Educents!) Plus, they are having a GREAT sale on all Life of Fred curriculum right now!