Make Math Come Alive with Life of Fred {Review}

Do you ever feel like it’s easy to get kids to love reading?

But it’s like pulling teeth to get your kids to do math?

I hear you!

Of my four kids, one came out of the womb loving math. I swear he could count before he could speak.

But the other three … well … it’s been a journey.

Along the way, I decided that I wanted my kids to love math. Because math is beautiful.

I didn’t want them to think math was just numbers on a white piece of paper that they plugged and chugged.

I wanted them to see that math was EVERYWHERE — in the way flowers bloomed, in the way that water boiled, in the way the ball rolled down the hill.

It is patterns and shapes — a living, breathing way to explain the world.

So we spent lots of time looking at the beauty of math.

But I also knew that they needed to enjoy computation — so with my oldest I started using books that made computation fun and engaging.

No blank white pages for us — I wanted stories and giggles and laughter.

One of my favorite resources that I found to help us do that was Life of Fred, a curriculum that incorporates heavy-duty math into a silly, engaging story that all my kids have loved.

They read it for fun. Seriously.

So if you’re looking to make a math a little more alive, CLICK HERE to check Life of Fred out for your homeschool.

About the Author ToriAnn Perkey

I’m ToriAnn Perkey. I’ve been homeschooling since 2004, when my oldest daughter was 3 1/2. I’m a mother, mentor, teacher, presenter, and musician. One of my favorite pastimes is learning about … anything! Read more here.