Life of Fred
Elementary Series

The Life of Fred Elementary Series for your younger students is a great addition to your math curriculum, especially if you are already using the books for older students.

This past school year my first and third graders and I worked our way through the first four books of the new Life of Fred elementary series. We read through a chapter a day a couple of days a week and were able to cover theses first four books in less than the school year. Each book in the series has 19 chapters and there are currently 10 books available.

My kids loved the stories contained in the Life of Fred Elementary Series. Each book covers a day in the life of Fred, a five year old math genius who teaches math at KITTENS University in Kansas. While a little off the wall at times, the stories are engaging and teach math by using every day circumstances.

Like the older books in the series, Life of Fred not only covers math facts but many other interesting facts as well. My children learned what a deciduous tree is, about the life cycle of a butterfly, which letters are vowels and which are consonants and why it isn't a good idea to give someone your PIN number.

Of course they learned math, too. Things like addition facts, adding one and two digit numbers, subtraction facts and how to tell time. As I mentioned before, there are six new books out that we haven't even gone through yet, which include more subtraction, multiplication, division and an introduction to fractions.

While the books for the older students are meant for the student to work through themselves, these books work better when teacher and student work through them together, at least in the first couple of books. You might also consider using the Life of Fred Elementary Series as a fun supplement to your other math program.

Like their older counterparts, the books are durable, non-consumable and very affordable! Each book in the Life of Fred elementary series is only $16. There is free shipping on all orders over $20. Under $20 there will be a $2 shipping charge added on at checkout. IL residents will have a 7.25%

NOTE:  I love these math books, but with the small quantity that I sell it is not really financially beneficial for me to keep carrying them.  For that reason I will not be ordering any NEW stock of the books but I would love to sell off the inventory I have left.  Beside each book is the quantity that I have available.  If you can help me out by buying one of the books I have left in stock that would be greatly appreciated.  I will remove the "Add to Cart" button as I run out of stock.  Thank you!!! sales tax added.

Check out the information below and consider giving Fred a try!

Life of Fred Elementary Series: Apples Numbers that Add to 7, Circles, Ellipses, Reading 6:00 on a Clock, 5 + ? = 7, Days of the Week, Leap Years, Spelling February, Dressing for Cold Weather, 15 Degrees Below Zero (–15º), Deciduous Trees, Deciduous Teeth, Counting by Fives, 3x + 4x = 7x, Archimedes 287 B.C. Wrote The Sand Reckoner and Got Killed Being Rude, ante meridiem (a.m.), Donner and Blitz in German, One Million, Euclid Wrote The Elements, Squares, Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, Whales Are Not Fish, The “There Are Zero . . .” Game, Sets, the Popularity of Zero, Why Boats Are Cheaper to Rent in the Winter, Triangles, Herbivores and Carnivores, the Colors of the Rainbow, a King in Checkmate, the Story of the Titanic, ≠ (not equal), x + 4 = 7, One Thousand, Counting by Hundreds, Reading 3:05 on a Clock, Rectangles.
ISBN: 978-0-9791072-4-5, hardback, 128 pages.


Life of Fred Elementary Series: Butterflies One Yard = 3 Feet, Numbers that Add to 9, Counting by twos, Reading 5:10 on a Clock, Facts about Butterflies, Chrysalis vs. Cocoon, Braces, Parentheses and Brackets, Christina Rossetti, Sheet Music for “But Not Alone,” Domenico Fetti’s Archimedes Thoughtful, Exclamation Points, Bad Things about Sugar, One Good Thing about Sugar, Marvin Stone’s Invention of the Paper Straw 1888, Orion’s Belt, Betelgeuse, Why Not Every Three Stars Can Make a Triangle, Collinear, Reading 5:55 on a Clock, Book Signings, Why You Can Not Walk In a Room, Deliberate vs. Inadvertent, How to Say Toenail in German, Ordinal Numbers, Yurts, Half Past Six, a Nebula is Not a Star, Light Years, the Alphabet Game, a Dozen, Perpendicular, p.m. (post meridiem), Syncope, Sheet Music for “The Crash of the Bell Tower,” Quotation Marks inside of Quotation Marks, A Baker’s Dozen, Spine of a Book, Naissance, Lie vs. Lay, Whole Numbers, Cardinal Numbers, Trillion, Quadrillion and Quintillion, Aleph-null, Kingie’s Brothers, States that Begin with the Letter M, ∞, Saying Thank You, Virgil’s Aeneid, History of Pizza, How to Set a Table. ISBN: 978-0-9791072-5-2, hardback, 128 pages.


Life of Fred Elementary Series: Cats Ursa Major (Big Bear), Commutative, Asterism, Vowels, Cardinality of a Set, Loud Talkers, Hiring Freeze, One Quarter, Numerals vs. Numbers, Counting by Threes, Hoodwinked, Finding Patterns, Sheet Music for “Happy”, Four Basic Emotions, Right Angles, Quarter and Half Notes, Obligate Carnivores, Adjectives and Verbs, Carbohydrates, a Quarter to Three, the Mariana Trench, 5280 Feet in a Mile, Ferdinand Magellan’s Trip, What Pacific Means, Bacteria, Rabies in 300 B.C., Treating Cat Scratches, Capital Letters Start Sentences, Five Vowel Words: Mat, Met, Mit, Mot, Mut, Twenty-Two English Words That Don’t Contain a Vowel: By, Cry, . . . , Tryst, and Why, Numbers Expressed as Hundreds, Tens and Ones, Sexagesimal and Decimal Systems, Numbers that Add to 13, Morse Code, Four Major Oceans of the World, Centuries, Centenarians, and Centurions, Homonyms, Square Feet, Prepositional Phrases, 71 English Prepositions, Volume, One Meter, the Three Countries of the World that Don’t Primarily Use the Metric System. What Mathematicians Do, Prime Numbers, Less Than (<). Life of Fred Elementary Series ISBN: 978-0-9791072-6-9, hardback, 128 pages.


Life of Fred Elementary Series: Dogs One Million, Our Place in the Dance of Life, π, the Game of Doubles, Fortnight, Digits in a Number, Two Dimes = 20 Cents, New Words in English, Anachronism, Middle English, Old English, Doubling 1 2 4 up to 1,267,650,600,228,229,401,496,703,205,376 (which is 100 doubles), 7 - z = 4, Making Choices in Life, Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe, Morse Code from A–Z, Functions, the Function Party Game, One Billion, Finding Patterns, What Can Cause Unclear Thinking, Rhyme Schemes, Tennyson’s In Memoriam, Eyes Adjusting to Bright Light, Consecutive Even Numbers, ATM Cards, Numbers that Add to 15, Guessing Functions, Right Angles, Rectangles, Constant Functions, Buying Books, One Day Without Reading, Sheet Music for “Borrowed Books”, Beautiful Handwriting, Numbers that Add to 17, Macronutrients, the Eight Planets, Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, Different Ways to Pick Out a Book to Read, Bar Graphs, Different Jobs You Might Choose, Adopting a Dog, Idioms, Spendthrifts, Adding two- and three-digit numbers, Art in Advertising, Carrying the One in Addition, Female and Male, Apartment Leases, Isotopes of Hydrogen, the Chemical Elements, Dog Games. ISBN: 978-0-9791072-7-6, hardback, 128 pages.


Life of Fred Elementary Series: Edgewood Dangling participles, Concurrent Lines, Christina Rossetti’s “A Chill,” Dealing with Troubles, Parallel Lines, Trapezoids, Right Angles, Facing Things You Don’t Want to Do, Functions, Rhombuses, Constant Functions, Tripoli, Eritrea, Median Average, Writing Larger Numbers with Commas, Using Logarithms to Solve 2x = 5, Birdie Rule for Logarithms, Finding Approximate values for log 5 on a Calculator, Bar Graphs, Math Poems, >, Couplets in Poetry, Strait does not mean Straight, Judging People by their Size, If Fred Were an Author, Numbers that Add to 8, 10, and 12, Population of the Earth, State Income Tax Rates as Percents, Definition of Polka Dots, Parallelograms, Rows and Columns of a Matrix, the Four Kinds of Sentences: Declarative, Interrogative, Imperative, and Exclamation, Pronouns, Quarter of an Hour, Importance of Seat Belts, Small, Medium, and Large Mistakes, Busted vs. Broken, Half Dozen, Gibbous Moons, Dusk, Two Kinds of Knowledge Errors, Firearm Safety, Symptoms of Hypothermia, Voluntary and Involuntary Actions of the Body, Lorentz Contraction, International Date Line, Treatment of Hypothermia, the Addition Game Using Playing Cards, Alright Is Not a Word, Playing Guess-A-Function, Six Examples of Functions: Add, Subtract, Multiply, Divide, Tangent, and Derivative, One Way to Feel Lonely, What It Means to Matriculate. ISBN: 978-0-9791072-8-3, hardback, 128 pages.


Life of Fred Elementary Series: Farming Why Many Dolls Have a Vacant Stare, Adding to 14, Litotes, Googol, Three Things in Order to be Great, Oxymorons, Percents, Adding to 16, Rows of a Matrix, Median Average, Collective Nouns, Union of Sets, All of Mathematics Generated by the Empty Set, Proof that the Set of Everything (the Universal Set) Cannot Exist, Cardinality of a Set, Cock-a-doodle-doo in Four Languages, Collinear Points, Numbers vs. Numerals, Borrowing One in Subtraction, Circumference of the World, What Iniquitous Means, the Second Sound Recording Ever Made, the Proof that Every Number is Interesting, Definition of Function, Domain, and Codomain, Flour Fights Are Fun, Rhetorical Questions, the Game of Questions, Caesura, Radius and Ulna, Humerus vs. Humorous, Dollars in Different Denominations.
ISBN: 978-0-9791072-9-0, hardback, 128 pages.


Life of Fred Elementary Series: Goldfish Tulip Mania, Drawing Things to Scale, Digits in a Number, Similes, Being Pardoned Before Being Tried in 1974, What Is Rarely on a Doll’s Christmas List, the Whole Point of Math, Don’t Wave Your Money Around, the Advanced Form of the Game of Which of These Is Not Like the Others, Keeping Your Word, Picking Your Friends and Your Spouse, Polygons, Sequences, a Crocodile Smile, What to Remember If You Smoke, Comparative Forms of Adjectives, Superlative Forms of Adjectives, a Waning Moon, People’s Life Goals Are Different than Fish’s Life Goals, Definition of an Acre, What Gets Venerated, Meters vs. Yards, Four Countries That Are Nations of Immigrants, Kilograms vs. Pounds, How to Deal with a Duck Who Never Tells the Truth, Lacrimal Glands, Area of a Rectangle, Living in a City vs. Living in the Country, Volume of a Fish Tank, Cubic Feet into Gallons, Gallons of Water into Pounds, Multiplying by Ten, Hundred, and Thousand, One Ton = 2000 lbs., Anthropomorphizing Fish, Plastic Aquarium Plants Don’t Die, Decimal Point, Estimating Sums, Drawbacks to 180-gallon Fish Tanks, Physical Work vs. Mental Work, Tragedy of the Commons, a Fish in a Tank vs. Coalback in Jail, Talking to Your Goldfish, Kingie’s Favorite Composers, Practicing the Metric System with Dental Floss, Purchasing Foreign Products, Bar Graphs, Protein and Calcium for Growth. Life of Fred Elementary Series ISBN: 978-1-937032-00-5, hardback, 128 pages. 


Life of Fred Elementary Series: Honey A Real Education Is Both Broad and Deep, Thirty-six Shades of Blue, Commutative Law of Multiplication, Closed Under Addition, Having a Job that Matters, Quarter of an Hour, Cardinal Numbers, Developing Character, Time Zones in the U.S., d = rt, the Milky Way, One Trillion, Exponents, Protons in the Observable Universe, Atoms, Periodic Table of the Elements, Varieties of Houses, 1½ + 1½, Is This a Function?, Bragging, Mysteries in Life, Long Division, Fractions, Remainders, Dividing 56382 by 3, Hip Fractures, Changing 82614 feet into Yards, Three Reasons to Learn Long Division (Even Though Calculators Exist), 36 Quarters Equals How Many Dollars?, the Four Times Table, a Disadvantage to Being Married to a Calculator, Why English Teachers Have It Rougher Than Math Teachers, What Happens When You Squeeze Your Toothpaste Tube Four Times Harder Than Normal, Reading Graham Greene’s The Heart of the Matter in German, the Guess-a-Function Game, a Balance in Life, Four Answers to Where Honey Comes From, Four Answers to Where Do Bees Live, Hexagons and Octagons, Why Bees Don’t Make Honeycombs in the Shape of Squares, Smelting Iron Ore, What You Add to Iron to Make Steel, Buying Flash Cards vs. Making Them, How Far the Netherlands Is from Holland, Becoming an Apiarist, Farther vs. Further, Checklist for Starting a Business, Penciling out a Proposed Business, the Big Question in Arithmetic—Do I Add, Subtract, Multiply, or Divide?, Why Not to Become a Typewriter Manufacturer, the Drawbacks to Ignoring Reality, Why Fred Can’t Get a Credit Card, Looking Back at Mistakes We Have Made in Life, Division by Two-digit Numbers, the Past Tense of mimic, 7xyz + 8xyz, What Magic Really Means, Slope of a Line. ISBN: 978-1-937032-01-2, hardback, 128 pages. 


Life of Fred Elementary Series: Ice Cream One Use of Poetry, The Big Question in Arithmetic, Stationery vs. Stationary, Multiplying Two-digit Numbers, a Pound of Hamburger Weighs More Than a Pound of Gold, the Last Ten Multiplication Facts, How to Remember 7×8 = 56, Sigma Notation, Bibelots, Subtracting 12 oz. from 15 lbs., Forestland in the United States, Hyperbole, Bar Graphs, Ordered Pairs, Business Letters vs. Personal Letters, Capitalization in Closing Salutations, Elapsed Time, First and Second Coordinates, Using Honey Cards, Why Algebra Does Not Use the Times Sign (×), How to Polish Leather Shoes, Maps as Seen by Artists, War Historians, Mathematicians, Lovers of Cheese, and Literature Historians, a Poetical Meaning for “the Land of Milk and Honey,” Endoplasmic Reticulum, Finding Cyprus on a Map, the Cardinality of the Set of All Ice Cream Flavors that Begin with the Letter Alpha, Implicit vs. Explicit, the Two Major Countries on the Iberian Peninsula, Why You Can’t Find an Ibex in Kansas, Minutes and Hours in the Metric System, How to Have Ice in the Summer in Kansas in 1843, Improper Use of Seat Belts, Plotting Points on a Graph, Why You Shouldn’t Park on the Sidewalk, Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni’s Painting, Perimeter, the One Reason for Mathematics, When Eating Ice Cream Can Be Torture, Irony, Hooke’s Law, Slope of a Line, Estimating Using Graphs, Changing the Scale on a Graph, Counting Back Change, Liberty vs. Freedom, the Commutativity of Set Union, Less Than (<) and Greater Than (>), Homogenized Milk, Why Use Soap, Cryogenics, What You Can Do If You Have Tons of Casual Cash (the answer: buy graph paper), Joe’s Stomach Has Only Finite Capacity, Why Brass Braces Are Better Than Regular Braces, Area of a Rectangle. ISBN: 978-1-937032-02-9, hardback, 128 pages.


Life of Fred Elementary Series: Jelly Beans Little Babies Can’t Fritter Away Their Time, Finding One-third of a Number, Using Fisher’s Exact test, When the Possessive Case Is Indicated with Just an Apostrophe and No s, Prime Numbers, Fibonacci Numbers, Nouns, Fred’s Seven-word Speech, the Use of Segues, Can Dolls Grow Up?, Casting Out Nines, Seven to the One-thousandth Power in Three Steps, What Cows Don’t Think About, a Great Way to Rot Your Teeth, Intersection of Sets, Commutativity of Intersection, the Probability that Fred Will See Betelgeuse Become a Super Nova (the answer: one chance in ten thousand), Why Education Is So Important, Fever vs. Femur, Carburetors, Litotes, One Way to Avoid Evil, Decimal Points, Adding Decimals, Logs, Volume of a Box, Outline of the Plot of the First Three Acts of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, English Major vs. Math Major, Résumés, the Pinocchio Paradox, What Is a Tinker, Median Averages, Mean Averages, the Fad that Began March 3, 1939, Fifty Basic Survival Skills, Exponents, Set Subtraction, Reducing Fractions, Milli- and Kilo-, Monophagous and Monostich, Epigraphs, Tally Marks, Pie Charts, Five Things Your Income Depends On, the Biggest Happiness Killer, Mode Average, Subtracting Three Inches from Three Miles, Incisors, How to Prove You Are Not a Duck.
ISBN: 978-1-937032-03-6, hardback, 128 pages.


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