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Homeschool Living Maths: Life of Fred – Farming

I am very slowly going through Life of Fred - Farming, and in deed all these books, which are to all intents and purposes too young for my eldest, and possibly for my youngest. But there is something about them that makes me stoically continue on. The girls do ACE maths everyday, so I am…

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Homeschool Living Maths: Life of Fred – Edgewood

Life of Fred Edgewood

Yes, we are still using Life of Fred Maths, because the girls remember it! It's that simple. That said, as they are also doing the ACE program in its entirety, it also means they are getting stacks of maths practice. Something they are not too enamoured by! The girls are resolutely and uncompromisingly not fans…

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Life of Fred: Dogs Revision Booklet {Free Download}

I have created Life of Fred: Dogs revision booklet. My focal topics for Life of Fred: Dogs were Doubles and Functions. The revision booklet contains lots of activities for learning doubles and understanding functions. I always keep my revision booklets simple and very easy. I want to know they understand the concept, rather than stretching…

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Homeschool Living Maths: Life of Fred – Dogs

Learning Maths with Life of Fred: Dogs Since I have learnt how to create my own work sheets, Life of Fred maths is getting even better 🙂  We have just finished Life of Fred: Dogs, book four in a ten book series of elementary maths, based on a little boy named Fred (you can buy…

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Life of Fred: Cats Review Booklet – Free Printable!

Life of Fred: Cats Printable - Introduction My newest download, Life of Fred: Cats Printable review booklet, was created to be used alongside Life of Fred: Cats maths book.  It can be used before your child starts Dogs to check his understanding of the main concepts taught in the Cats book, or in deed at…

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Homeschool Living Maths – Life of Fred: Cats

Learning Maths with Life of Fred: Cats The more I do Life of Fred, the more confident I am about it working as an exclusive way to teach maths. The girls really enjoy maths, and I can see it working in ways that I didn't with the older ones. We have just finished Life of…

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Life of Fred: Butterflies Review Booklet – Free Printable!

About nine months ago, Gary got me Publisher, to fulfil my desire to create my own note pages.  The reason I wanted to do this was two-fold.  Firstly, I wanted to create pages which were very specific to what we were learning.  Secondly, I wanted to be able to share something with you, my readers,…

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Living Maths Resources for Fun Homeschool Maths: Maths Quest – The Museum of Mysteries

You all know how much I now enjoy teaching maths, especially since the addition of Life of Fred and the subtraction of traditional curriculum.  One of my favourite things to do is shop Amazon for fun living maths resources with which to fill our day.  Once a month or so, I am going to share…

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Maths Investigations using Penrose, the Mathematical Cat: Investigating Polygons

I have written before about our change to a living maths approach using Life of Fred as our backbone, and I think I might have mentioned wanting to spend some of our time investigating a certain aspect of numbers in greater depth.  I have a few maths based books, but Penrose the cat is by…

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Life of Fred Maths as our Core Text

Living maths has always appealed to me, but I have never been confident enough to do it long term.  I did, however, take Lillie off the traditional maths she was obviously struggling with (and very behind in) and we did living maths for a year together, starting from the very beginning.  I was completely surprised…

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Unmuddling Maths – Viking Rune Stones and Probability Part Two

The next day I gave them a bag of runes and asked them to follow the instructions I had typed out on the sheet (click on picture below to enlarge it).  This lesson was about applying everything from the day before and making some predictions based on this knowledge.  They were required to test their predictions and finally…

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Exploring Angles and Triangles Viking Style!

Last week we learnt about the Viking alphabet, Runes.  We made a stave and found that every letter of the viking alphabet could be made using one of these as a guide.  The straight lines, angles and triangles made me think that there could be a maths lesson in there somewhere.  I had just ordered…

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Making an Aged Viking Map

Familiar? How about now? I wanted to make a map, age it to look like a viking map, pop co-ordinates on it and do some lovely Viking maths!  So I took a photo of our big papier mache map, printed it out, tore the edges off the paper and dunked it into some strong tea: I put…

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Unmuddling Maths: Co-ordinate Graphs

This book is a clever little book, explaining the x,y co-ordinates in a way that the children can't fail to remember.  This week our hands on maths was all based around this book.  The concepts I wanted to teach and/or revise were: Horizontal and vertical Decimals Working with dates and time passing Map keys Working…

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