10 Good Reasons to Choose Life of Fred Math (but also why it might NOT be a good fit)

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Inside: Wondering whether Life of Fred math is a good fit for your family? This review of Life of Fred Elementary Math will give you everything you need to decide for yourself (because it’s NOT for everyone).

If you’ve ever searched for reviews of Life of Fred Elementary Math, you know that extreme opinions abound, and those opinions are all over the map.

You’ll find gushing reviews from grateful homeschool moms: “My kids finally love math!!” You’ll also find horrified reviews: “You call this a math curriculum?! What homeschool mom in their right mind would use Life of Fred?!”

The reason reviews vary so widely is simple: Life of Fred isn’t the right math curriculum for everyone.

So how can you know if Life of Fred math is right for your family?

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How to Teach Math without a Curriculum

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Most American parents know how important math is. They also know that we’re behind almost every country when it comes to math scores in our schools.

How could the media let us forget it?

The powers that be in public education keep trying to change that: different curriculum, more testing, more drill, more homework, new approaches.

Is it working? Well, I guess we’ll know ten years from now.

While we know how important math is, a whole lot of American parents just plain don’t like math. Good old math: you can’t live with it, can’t live without it, right?

But it doesn’t have to be that way.

Will every kid be a math rockstar? Probably not.

Will math in all its forms come easily to every child? No.

But I really believe that almost every child can appreciate math, and by changing the way we approach math in our homes from the earliest ages, some kids might even love it.

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