Posted in Subject Math

Does Life of Fred Need to be Supplemented?

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Answer:  It depends on your child.

My experience:

Gentle Giant: completed from Life of Fred Fractions through Life of Fred Calculus with no supplementation

Spunky: completed from Life of Fred Fractions through Life of Fred Calculus with no supplementation

Delightful, 7: has completed from Life of Fred Apples through Life of Fred Farming with some supplementation

What supplementation did I use with Delightful?

Flash cards.  That’s all that was needed to drill her math facts.

Is that all we did for math?

Yes…and no.

Gentle Giant and Spunky only used Life of Fred.

Delightful has enjoyed using flashcards, wrap-ups, and logic puzzles and games.  She also enjoys using Easy Peasy Grade 2’s online math games and drills.  However, these are not necessary for using Life of Fred.

My recommendation:

If you use Life of Fred, begin with the texts alone and see how your child progresses.  If your child needs extra practice in an area or is struggling to master a concept, consider supplementing with the resource of your choice.

Do you use Life of Fred in your homeschool?  If so, what, if any, supplementation for Life of Fred do you use?

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