I don't know about you but math can be a hard subject to teach, particularly if you have a boy that is resistent to the learning of it. “It's either too hard to too easy:” Which can be frustrating. :) But one thing I have learned, is once you find something that works, it works. It's just a matter of figuring out what makes your child tick when it comes to learning something new. Well I need to tell you this... educents has something new lined up just for you. Life of Fred is a math curriculum that works well for many children.
If you have been with Fred through the elementary set, then you will not want to miss this 3-book Life of Fred intermediate set. If you have NOT met Fred, this would be a great place to get to get started!!
Designed for students under age 12, but already finished the Life of Fred elementary book series. Best for students who can add, subtract, and who understand multiplication and division.
Overview: In the Intermediate series, students continue doing algebra they learned in the elementary series, but they also learn to identify and build functions, set theory, how to analyze mathematically logic arguments, and arithmetic sequences. Also, each book is filled with teasers about future books: “Name one solution for x3=64. There are two other solutions, but you won’t be able to name then until you have had the last week of trig.”
Who is it for? 3rd to 7th grade
Concepts covered: Milliliters, writing numerals in checks ($4000 and not $40.00), idioms, 1/4 + 1/4 +1/4 = 3/4, elapsed time, metaphors, milligrams and pounds, rounding numbers, three-eights of 19,416, and more!
Titles in this series: Kidneys, Liver, Mineshaft