Life of Fred is likely to be one of the most unique math programs you will ever come across. It is a complete (not a supplemental!), math program that relies upon the self-teaching learning style many homeschoolers love.
The texts follow the life of Fred Gauss—a six-year-old math professor at Kittens University who was born on the slopes of the Siberian Mountains—who has many humorous, unlikely, and zany adventures. Informal in tone and approach, these books are designed to engage students in a fun narrative while also instilling a solid understanding of the principles of mathematics--without an abundance of repetitive drills!
The program is structured in different courses that cover multiple grades:
- Elementary and intermediate books for 1st-5th grade
- A “Before High School Mathematics” series that features arithmetic & pre-algebra books for late elementary and middle school
- A four-year high school course
- A set of university-level textbooks
For more detailed information, please see the How Does The Life of Fred Program Work? PDF