Life of Fred

Get ready for FUN โ€“ and different.


In the old days, children's maths books all looked pretty much the same. A lesson would tell you how to do something and give 40 problems to solve. The next lesson would tell you how to do something else, and give you another 40 problems.

But this style of maths education never tells your children WHY they should learn the stuff.

Then came the colourful "new" maths books filled with photographs of jet plans and full colour diagrams. Pretty, expensive and BIG! But, a lesson would tell you how to do something and give 40 problems to solve. The next lesson would tell you how to do something else, and give you another 40 problems.

Then came the DVD or online based maths education. Someone stood at a whiteboard and read the lesson to the child, these were even more expensive than the maths book. This was a step in the wrong direction - giving your child less opportunity to read which is one of THE most important lessons in life.

And they still werenโ€™t told WHY they needed to learn this stuff.

...and then there is LIFE OF FRED. All of life and learning is wrapped up in his days where he uses maths all the time. The books start at Grade 1 and go through to high school. It is as simple as reading a story to your child and "playing" with 5 or more questions.

The stories are fun and engaging, sometimes silly, but definitely make you think and do not limit your children to a dry boring irrelevant approach to maths.

Life of Fred comes in 3 groups โ€“ elementary, intermediate and pre-high school. We can get you the high school books on special order.

You can purchase individual books, or you buy them as a set, averaging 2 books per year up to pre-algebra when you will drop to one book per year.

If you would like more information on this unconventional, but engaging and challenging maths program check out the individual books below or contact us for more information.

Download the Life Of Fred Placement PDF here.