tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3091987546206886192.post7905121624928739233..comments2019-11-11T10:40:38.775-08:00Comments on Jennifer Murch: We love FredJennifer Johttp://www.blogger.com/profile/15595231987892881691noreply@blogger.comBlogger11125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3091987546206886192.post-4869264319873260322010-10-12T06:43:25.226-07:002010-10-12T06:43:25.226-07:00You are the second person to tell me how great the...You are the second person to tell me how great these books are! I am bookmarking this post - thank you!~beautyandjoy~https://www.blogger.com/profile/15516682020709878509noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3091987546206886192.post-79690755701472907962010-09-30T04:44:28.952-07:002010-09-30T04:44:28.952-07:00Hey Jennifer,
We just keep the colored number pat...Hey Jennifer,<br /><br />We just keep the colored number pattern pages in a notebook and let the kids "cheat". They can look at them while doing their math. Eventually they don't need them anymore.Katehttps://www.blogger.com/profile/13664863153865293522noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3091987546206886192.post-76130257254379852522010-09-24T13:06:43.768-07:002010-09-24T13:06:43.768-07:00oops...that should read...the only FRED math book ...oops...that should read...the only FRED math book we own! We, of course, own many math books! :-0Camillehttps://www.blogger.com/profile/07838089502798643241noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3091987546206886192.post-35617369761914153222010-09-24T13:05:57.182-07:002010-09-24T13:05:57.182-07:00We like Fred around here too. Our oldest did some...We like Fred around here too. Our oldest did some of the algebra book...the only one we own. I actually didn't realize there were more books out there. :)<br /><br />Have fun!<br />CamilleCamillehttps://www.blogger.com/profile/07838089502798643241noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3091987546206886192.post-61179791213499134382010-09-23T07:36:57.597-07:002010-09-23T07:36:57.597-07:00I ordered 2 books for Gavin. Fractions and decimal...I ordered 2 books for Gavin. Fractions and decimals. I'm so excited about this approach. Thanks for the info. <br /><br />Aunt V.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3091987546206886192.post-63591208567918289472010-09-23T04:12:26.449-07:002010-09-23T04:12:26.449-07:00Hi Kate! Yes, Yo-Yo has done all that you mentione...Hi Kate! Yes, Yo-Yo has done all that you mentioned, squaring, manipulatives, coloring, etc. He even can get the multiplication tables memorized wonderfully...and then he promptly forgets it all. This causes great frustration for both of us, so I've dropped it for now. I'm open to any other advice you (or anyone else) might have...Jennifer Johttps://www.blogger.com/profile/15595231987892881691noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3091987546206886192.post-68063600447965559592010-09-22T14:08:03.892-07:002010-09-22T14:08:03.892-07:00To make math facts easier (I can't remember if...To make math facts easier (I can't remember if already told you) try a couple of different things: memorize skip counting by 2-10, 15, and 25. You can make hundreds boards and color in the pattern for each number...like for 15 color in 15, 30, 45, 60 so he can refer to it while doing his math. Have him learn square numbers while you're at it up to a hundred and doubles if he doesn't know them.(8+8...he can make this harder if he wants. Quick, what's 45 +45? See? This is where knowing how to skip count by 15 comes in handy.) Anyway...if he already is sound on his doubles you can work on them with the littler ones. Those few foundational tricks make math SO much simpler. I am working hard to get Liam to master them so we can jump into The Life of Fred in a few years.Katehttps://www.blogger.com/profile/13664863153865293522noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3091987546206886192.post-46153744762542446392010-09-22T13:59:43.248-07:002010-09-22T13:59:43.248-07:00And we...having gone through the whole book of fra...And we...having gone through the whole book of fractions...all but a chapter or two of algebra 1 and six chapters of geometry STILL love Fred. Colin was chuckling over Fred buying a 1/4 ton grill that shot flames three feet high from an eyebrowless salesman. Lots of chortling during math hour here. Glad you are enjoying it!Katehttps://www.blogger.com/profile/13664863153865293522noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3091987546206886192.post-38661482124565472292010-09-22T12:37:33.647-07:002010-09-22T12:37:33.647-07:00I'm. In. Love.
In about seven years, I'm g...I'm. In. Love.<br />In about seven years, I'm going to come up to you after church and say, "Hey, who was that math guy? With the bicycle helmet?" Please, at that time, direct me back to Fred. :)<br /><br />(Actually, I'm considering ordering the first book NOW even though I won't need it for years, just so I don't forget.)Alishahttps://www.blogger.com/profile/15778690707580603910noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3091987546206886192.post-76596813145288681072010-09-22T12:16:05.597-07:002010-09-22T12:16:05.597-07:00And just where was Fred when I was in school? Wha...And just where was Fred when I was in school? What a great series! Who would have thought that math would be so much fun.Susanhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/12573143203599624833noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3091987546206886192.post-85021521018523990712010-09-22T12:15:39.176-07:002010-09-22T12:15:39.176-07:00Oh, man. At a time when math is the most unpopula...Oh, man. At a time when math is the most unpopular subject in our house, this sounds especially interesting. I'll have to go check out what the age/level recommendations are. Thanks!!ThyHandHathProvidedhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/09086179213614605103noreply@blogger.com