Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Giveaway: Life of Fred

Time's Up! The winner is #12- lindsey.hefner at gmail.com
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Note: This series is good for homeschooled children, traditionally schooled children, and adults wanting to relearn some of what they have forgotten about math!


Life of Fred

We love Life of Fred at our house. Life of Fred is a new way of looking at math. This is a math book in story form. Each chapter covers a different concept, and reviews previous concepts. The books cover, in order, fractions, decimals and percents, beginning algebra, advanced algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus, and statistics.

Life of Fred is like one long word problem. It teaches students to take the math they’re learning and use it in real life. Life of Fred’s author, Stanley F. Schmidt, Ph.D. says,
These Life of Fred books are designed to teach the material. They are not merely repositories of examples and homework problems. It is so important that kids learn how to learn from reading.
Once they finish college, they will face sixty years in which virtually all of their real learning will come from what they read.

This exemplifies what these books are all about.

In my opinion, Life of Fred books make a great math supplement. I believe that everyone should use them. They make the student think outside the box. It makes math fun (he’s a very funny author). It makes you expand your thinking about math. It makes math relevant to ‘real’ life and uses applications not typically found in math curriculum word problems.

And, that is why I am giving away Life of Fred: Fractions. I will have it shipped directly from Life of Fred’s website. They are very fast. I have received my books within 3 days. If you would like to win one of these books, and have the chance to try them out for free, please leave a comment. I will decide the winner by random drawing in one week on Wednesday, January 28. Thank you for your interest.

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27 comments:

  1. I homeschool my kids and I love to use things like this. I have seen books like this for addition and subtraction, but not for fractions. I would love to win this book.

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  2. This looks like an amazing book! Who would ever think that math could be fun!
    pkildow at gmail dot com

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  3. I would luv to win this book for my Kiddo's! I haven't seen a book for fractions either till now :)

    Thanks!

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  4. My son would love this. He is so into learning new things. I haven't seen a math book like this before.

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  5. My sister home schools her children and her 6 and 9 year old just love this book! I would love to get into this with my own kids. Thanks
    stacyguthrie(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  6. I really enjoyed looking at the book samples. Thanks!!

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  7. Looks perfect for my kids (twins age 6 and son age 9). Thank you for hosting such a nice giveaway! daveandhope(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  8. Looks like a good book. Thank you for a giveaway.
    lvfreebies(at)gmail(dot)com

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  9. I LOVE these books!!! I checked one out of the library and devoured it. And I don't even like math!! I plan to buy the whole set once my son gets old enough. I'd LOVE to win!
    give_me_a_latte at yahoo

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  10. I am planning on using this next year with my son. Looks great.

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  11. Math is my weak point. I am almost scared of it! I imagine that I'll pass on my poor math skills to my daughter so I'm doing everything I can to learn to appreciate mathematics!

    quitecontrary1977@hotmail.com

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  12. I'm hoping to win this for my homeschooling sister in law.

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  13. Seems like a great system.

    zeffryn at hotmail dot com

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  14. I would love to see this book...anything that makes math easier for the kids has my vote!

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  15. Please enter me. Thanks.
    lisa
    iluvchrisnlevi@aol.com

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  16. Great book. Home school 5 kids, 10,9,8,6,5. This book will add to their learning. If I don't win I will just need to buy.

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  17. I've heard such great things about this series thanks for the opportunity to win one of them!

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  18. This would be perfect for my daughter.

    hafner611 {AT} gmail {DOT} com

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  19. As former math teacher, a homeschool mom, and a math tutor, I'm fascinated by the life of Fred. I love to know about math teaching method and have always wondered about this.

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  20. I would love to try this with my kids, I've never heard of it before. Thanks so much!

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  21. Wow, what a great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  22. This would be a great book for my son. Thanks.
    -Terra H.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  23. Thanks for a super giveaway!
    jjdragonfly [at] gmail [dot] com

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  24. I love math, I really do. the book sounds fun and I promise to share with my kids

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  25. Would like to win for my niece
    ashlomb at yahoo dot com

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  26. Math is my duaghter's weakest subject. We could really use this book.

    guruwan2b @ gmail.com

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  27. Would love to try this! Thanks for the chance to win!

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