Wednesday, February 3, 2016

"Strong and Kind" by Korie Robertson {book review}

I was blessed to grow up in a loving, Christian home where my parents instilled Christ in us first and foremost and then taught us manners and virtues that would last a lifetime.  If you don't already know, I was adopted and I was not your typical adoption either.  You can read my testimony here.  I grew up with parents who set a beautiful example of parenting for me but parenting isn't easy and sometimes it's great to be reminded of what we are trying to achieve with our children.  
We are also huge Duck Commander fans!  To have a family that exemplifies Christ in all they do, that boldly stands up for Jesus and the Bible, and that can create a TV show that is very enjoyable to watch and totally family friendly will always have my support.  They love adoption (and I do too), Jase and Missy's daughter Mia has birth defects similar to what I had, and my husband loves that they make duck calls since he used to go duck hunting before we left to do full-time mission work.  In 2013, on a trip back to Alabama to visit our families, we purposefully stopped at Duck Commander and we all enjoyed a short stop there so much.  Our kids still dream of one day getting to go back to Duck Commander and actually meet some of the Robertson family.  So it was very exciting for me to learn that Korie Robertson had written a book on parenting called "Strong and Kind".  
"What America needs today are parents who don't just say they value these virtues but who live them and passionately and boldly teach them to their children.  It's up to me and you and every parent in America to make the necessary changes to give our children the opportunity to change the world.  We do that by instilling good character traits in them so that they will be capable of being the adults our world needs." - Korie Robertson
While this book is very well-written and quite easy to read, the content in it really hits home and sometimes will even hit your heart, emotions, and thoughts.  Parenting isn't easy and several times in this book I was so convicted about what was being shared that I hit my knees in prayer to God asking Him to strengthen me, to change me so that my parenting would be continually in line with forming and shaping my kids to be equipped and able to be bold, courageous adults in all they do.  Korie (and Willie) share very personal stories in this book that show you that they are imperfect parents just like us who are all on this same journey as we are trying to raise our kids the best way we know how using the Bible as our guidebook.  There are 8 full-color pages of family pictures which are fun to look at too.  I wanted to share a few things from this book that really impacted me (but if you could see the book, you would see it is highlighted & marked in on many, many pages).

(pg. 28-29) "The bottom line is that parents today spend too much time preparing the road for their children instead of their children for the road.  When we take away all of the trials and disappointments from our children's lives, we're robbing them of the opportunity to develop perseverance and the ability to become mature and complete human beings."

(pg. 121)  "We should take a hard look at our calendars to see what we can give up so that we'll have more time to do the important things and accomplish the goals we really want to accomplish as a family."

Pages 124-127 give "Tips for Being Consistent" and those little gems are something all of us as parents needs to be reminded of and actually put in place.

  • Be Prepared for the Long Road - training for anything doesn't happen overnight.
  • Circle the Wagons - Get everyone on board to help 
  • Your Kids May Not Like You - and you have to be o.k. with that.  
  • Don't Back Yourself in a Corner - Consistency, it says love and it creates security.

Thankfully, David and I have always been pretty unified when it comes to parenting but there have been those occasions when we weren't on the same page and it affected our family and our children in so many ways.  Honestly, those times were usually because one of us (honestly, probably me) was being stubborn and strong-willed in wanting our own way or thinking that our way was better than the others  Chapter 21 of "Strong and Kind" is called "Be Unified" and honestly, this would be a great chapter to be used in pre-martial counseling too!

If you have kids (or if you are planning to have kids), I would highly, highly recommend this book to read!  Unlike other parenting books, this one isn't filled with big psychological words or medical jargon but rather it is filled with real life experiences, personal stories you can easily relate to, and the best parenting guidebook of all, the Bible.

You can learn more about Korie Robertson on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

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Thursday, January 14, 2016

Passion: Salvation's Tide is Rising CD GIVEAWAY

If you aren't familiar with the Passion Conference that is held each year for 18-25 year olds let me tell you about it because it is an amazing and unique experience for these ages.  

Rooted in the confession of Isaiah 26:8, Passion exists to glorify God by uniting students in worship, prayer and justice for spiritual awakening in this generation.  From its start in 1995, the Passion movement has had a singular mission—calling students from campuses across the nation and around the world to live for what matters most. For us, what matters most is the name and renown of Jesus. We believe in this generation and are watching God use them to change the climate of faith around the globe.  Since the first gathering in 1997, Passion has had the privilege of encountering millions of students and 18-25 year olds, a sea of young people whose lives have been transformed by the power of the holy spirit. Their voice is getting louder as they rise, united as a generation, bringing hope and light to the world.  Since 2007, believing worship + justice are two sides of the same coin, students at passion have generously given over $14 million to 70 amazing partner organizations around the world. 
Passion is more than music. More than events. Passion is a generation living for his name.
Not only do I love what the Passion Conference stands for but they always have an incredible array of musical artists who lead the worship sessions throughout the conference.  Artists like Chris Tomlin, Christy Nockels, David Crowder, etc. all come together and each year they produce a music album from their conference worship songs.  We have every Passion CD that has been made (the first one was in 1998) and still enjoy listening to them.  That's why I was so excited to have the opportunity to get the newest Passion CD "Salvation's Tide is Rising" before it was even available to the public.  
This incredible new album debuted at #1 on iTunes’ Christian charts! It is a wonderful mix of songs from several well-known Christian artists. The Salvation’s Tide Is Rising album contains new studio recordings from best-selling artists Chris Tomlin, Crowder, Matt Redman, and Kristian Stanfill.  It features new songs written specifically for Passion 2016.  Release Date is January 29, 2016.
Track List:
1.  Salvation’s Tide is Rising – Passion featuring Kristian Stanfill
2.  My Victory – Passion featuring Crowder
3.  Remember – Passion featuring Brett Younker & Melodie Malone
4.  God & God Alone – Passion featuring Chris Tomlin
5.  Simple Pursuit – Passion featuring Melodie Malone
6.  I Turn to Christ – Passion featuring Matt Redman
7.  Your Grace Amazes Me – Passion featuring Christy Nockels
8.  All We Sinners – Passion featuring Crowder
9.  Surrender – Passion featuring Jimi Cravity
10. Good Good Father – Passion featuring Kristian Stanfill

We all love the song "All We Sinners" and "Good Good Father".  I've been listening to this album every night as I go to sleep and honestly, I can't wait for some of these charts to release on CCLI too so we can start incorporating them into our worship at church.

Best of all, I am really excited to be able to give one of my readers their very own copy of the newest Passion CD, Salvation's Tide is Rising.  For your chance to win, simply enter on the form below:
To learn more about Passion visit them on iTunes, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.  

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Monday, November 30, 2015

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Season of Thankfulness Beyond November

Thankfulness....it's not just a season!  

With the changing of summer to fall, comes more than just a beautiful display of God's amazing artistry in nature, or the changing of temperatures from warm to cool, but with the physical seasons changing often times our hearts begin to change too.  

As November draws near each year, people begin focusing on being thankful.  There is the 30 Days of Thankfulness challenges that you see on Facebook, Instagram, and blogs.  There are picture challenges to post a picture a day of something you are thankful for.  Those things are good, don't get me wrong, in fact, I often participate in these type events. I'm glad that people's hearts are more attuned to thankfulness in the month of November but at the same time, I'm convicted that we may have missed the mark.  

Thankfulness and being thankful is NOT just a season in our lives!  
Did you catch that little word "always"?  Always...regardless of the season, regardless of your circumstances, regardless of your emotions, always give thanks!  Thankfulness goes beyond November.
As Christians, Thanksgiving and the season of thankfulness is more than just 30 days or a special Fall holiday, it should be an everyday experience and an everyday feeling.  We have so much to be thankful for because of Christ.  Take a quick glance at your clock and for the next minute, just one minute, start thinking of all the things you are thankful for because of Christ.  Are you beginning to see how thankfulness is more than a season?  Years ago, I read one of the most convicting quotes:  
Let that sink in.....think back to what you prayed yesterday?  Did you even take time to pray?  If you did pray, what did you pray for?  When I first read that quote years ago, I made a list of all the things that I could remember that I prayed for the day before.  When I saw what my prayers had been and thought about this quote it put my prayer life into a whole different perspective. I talked with my Aunt Charlotte a few weeks after that day about my experience and she told me how she kept a daily prayer journal.  The next time she came to town, she showed me hers and taught me how to make my own.  In 1999, I started keeping my first prayer journal and still journal today.  
This week, I read a fun idea on a children's ministry site.  They suggested that you take a mason jar and turn it into a thankful jar.  Starting the day after Thanksgiving, each member of the family will write one thing they are thankful for each day.  The catch is that no one can look in the jar at all until Christmas Eve. Then on Christmas Eve, you sit down as a family and pour out the jar and read all the notes of thankfulness.  That is just another way to extend the season of thankfulness beyond November.  
Have you ever thought that even God doesn't like to be taken for granted? He loves when His children talk to him through prayer and even our prayers and prayer requests should be tied in with our prayers of thanksgiving.  God loves it when we have the kind of prayer life that includes thankfulness.  Have you ever sat down to pray and been so burdened you didn't know where to start? So you just start thanking God for all His blessings and suddenly your burden is lighter, your heart is encouraged, and you feel hope?  Being thankful is an attitude adjuster too!  

So hear me out, I'm not saying that all the focus on being thankful in November is wrong.  I'm simply challenging us to remember to extend that same type of focus on being thankful beyond November.  Thankfulness is not a season.  It's a Biblical command.  It's a choice we get to make everyday.  





Monday, November 16, 2015

Learn the Times Tables - 8 Resources from Educents

Learning multiplication tables can be quite tricky for some children.  If you are an educator or parent with a frustrated child who is attempting to memorize the multiplication tables? Read on.
Times Tables Resources
Hundreds of kids have learned their times tables in an hour using a very fun & easy to understand animated video. The Times Tales DVD is a two-part video series that uses stories to teach multiplication to kids. The videos use cute, simple stories that provide students with a "memory peg," allowing them to quickly recall otherwise abstract multiplication facts. As students progress through the video, they'll learn multiplication without even knowing it! It's that easy!

About the Times Tales DVD - What is included?

  • Animated video comes on a DVD
  • CD includes printable worksheets and flashcards

What Educents customers are saying about Times Tales:

"Fun and effective! Did in 2 weeks what other curriculum didn't do in a year!"
"My kids did NOT want to like this when I first opened it up, but they ended up liking it a LOT! They kept trying to "figure it out" so it took a while for my 2nd and 4th grader to just relax and watch the stories. We followed the recommended pace, and in 2 weeks this DVD solidified what other methods could not do for them in a year! Even my 3 yr old shouts out the answers to some of the quiz questions! Of course she doesn't understand what she's learning yet, but when her time comes, learning her multiplication facts will be painless and easy :) Definitely recommend this program to anyone who has stressed over drilling boring multiplication facts into their kids! You WILL Love it! :)" -ML
"I can’t even imagine how many less papers my 5th grade teacher would have had to grade if we had this in my elementary school! We did multiplication drills every single day during our 2nd semester! Using this DVD really beats that." - Celena J.

Times Tales Animated DVD & Printable Worksheets

Times Tales teaches kids the upper times tables without rote memorization. Students can simply follow along with the entertaining story. As they progress, they'll be guided into associating the stories they've learned with real math. You can always find the Times Tales DVD at a discount on Educents.com!

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More Activities to Practice Multiplication:

This hands-on activity uses legos to reinforce multiplication facts. Source: SchoolTimesSnippet
This hands-on activity uses legos to reinforce multiplication facts. Source: SchoolTimesSnippet
Early Multiplication: Grouping with Legos by School Time Snippets - Kristina and her son practice multiplications using Legos!
Multiplication Rap DVD - Kids discover what multiplication is all about, learn facts through 12, and practice skip counting.
Multiplication Clever Catch Ball - This colorful ball is an interactive way for kids to practice multiplication facts outside or during an organized classroom activity.
Visual way to teach multiplication to your student. Source: Lemon Lime Adventures
Visual way to teach multiplication to your student. Source: Lemon Lime Adventures
Patterned Multiplication Circles by Lemon Lime Adventures - Dayna and her 7-year old use this visual way to learn multiplication. This math craftivity is fun for all ages!
Musical Math with Sue Dickson’s Songs that Teach - This program makes memorizing the facts easy, sure, and fun with catchy songs that allow students to master the facts in no time!
30 Multiplication Facts Printable Worksheets - This low-cost packet includes 30 printable worksheets, 143 flash cards, six vocabulary word cards, and a multiplication chart.
A+ Math Multiplication Unit - Build a strong foundation in math with A+ Interactive Math’s multiplication unit.

Disclaimer:  This blog post is an affiliated blog post with Educents. The links in this post are my affiliate links with Educents.  Should you choose to purchase through these links, I will receive a very small commission which will be used to help our family cover homeschooling expenses with Educents products.  

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

NKJV Study Bible for Kids {Review}

I have always been a huge fan of the NKJV Bibles.  When I graduated high school, my church that I grew up in gave me a NKJV Study Bible and I still use it to this day. It has traveled to college and all over the world with me and I love it.  Therefore, I was very excited to have the opportunity to review this NKJV Study Bible for Kids!  

The premier New King James Study bible for children in the trusted NKJV translation.  The NKJV Study Bible for Kids is the premier study Bible for children 8 to 12 in the trusted New King James Version, and in full-color! Not only is this a Bible for study of biblical facts and themes, it also includes articles that are topical, and truly applicable to a child's daily life!

This new Study Bible just for kids in the trustworthy NKJV translation is packed full of hundreds of study notes to help kids understand and engage with scripture. The features will help kids learn more about God's Word and apply it to their lives. A firm foundation in the Bible will create a path to a stronger faith. 
The first thing I liked about this Bible was not only is it hardback (which will hold up well to usage) but it has beautiful, vibrant colors found not only on the cover but also throughout the Bible.  These colors definitely are eye-catching and appealing.  There are so many awesome features in this Bible too.  Each book of the Bible begins with a "Behind the Scenes" page that introduces the book, tells basic facts about it, and gives kids a brief overview of the book.  
Scattered throughout the Bible are "Epic Ideas" (which are must-know topics that relate to a kids world) and "Action" (which are helpful, interesting, tidbits about day-to-day life topics.  Each page has a color-coded tab that tells you which book of the Bible and chapter/verse is found on that page.  This makes it much easier for the kids to find where they need to be quickly and helps them learn the order of the books of the Bible.    

There are also "Starring Roles" that give kids an understandable personality profile of some of the main Bible characters.  Of course, kids love the colorful maps in the back and there is a dictionary and concordance.  

This Bible is set up in a theatrical format (everything seems to relate to movie/theater theme) which I still don't understand why but the kids don't seem phased by it and it does not detract from the Bible and message itself.  This Bible is geared toward children ages 8-12 years old.  I can tell you, our 10 year old son LOVES this Bible and he is reading from it everyday and carrying it to church with him too.  He has severe Dyslexia so reading is quite challenging for him but he is doing great with using this Bible.  

The NKJV Study Bible for Kids is available from Amazon for just $18.38.  

Disclaimer: I was given a copy of this Bible for review purposes only from BookLook Bloggers.  No monetary compensation was received.  The opinions expressed here reflect my own experiences, thoughts, and feelings.  Your results and opinions may vary from mine. 




Friday, October 23, 2015

Life of Fred Books (Buyer's Guide)

Math can be one of the most challenging subjects for children to learn and understand.  Having two children who have learning disabilities in our home, we know that can complicate learning Math even more.  That's why we are thrilled to discover Life of Fred books that not only teach children Math but do so in a fun and unique way.  These books can stand-alone as a curriculum or they can serve as review books.  Not only does Life of Fred have amazing Math books but now they have Reading, Language Arts, and even Science books!  

"Life of Fred" is quickly becoming a buzzword in the homeschooling world. If any child has ever struggled with understanding math concepts, Fred is ready to jump in and help your child remember those tricky math concepts!
Complete Life of Fred Buyer's Guide - by Educents.com
So, why are the Life of Fred books gaining popularity? The books follow Fred Gauss, a child prodigy math genius, during his exciting adventures which encounter every day math situations. Children actually want to read these books.
Your child can start using these books when it's time to learn how to read, and your child can continue learning with Fred all the way to college! For a complete overview of the entire collection, check out each series of books below.

Click a title to learn more about each series in the Life of Fred collection:

Reading: Beginning Readers - Language Arts

Math: Elementary - Intermediate - Intro to Algebra - Pre-Algebra - High School - College - Finances & Entrepreneurship

Science: Biology - Physics - Chemistry


Life of Fred Beginning Readers Series

Life of Fred Buyer's Guide
If your kiddo is just starting to learn to read, add these Life of Fred readers to your at-home library. They are fun to read over and over together. Incorporate Fred in your early reading lessons! The complete set consists of 18 books. Each book contains 32 pages.
Who is it for? Beginning readers (ages 4 and up)
Concepts covered: counting, using a compass, patience, days of the week, colors, shapes, how to make mashed potatoes, how to build a house, and more.
Titles included in the set: Blue, Bus, Lake, Potato Dreams, Ducks, Rain, Mud, Night, Dawn, House, Windows, Kitchen, Electricity, Dinner, Evening, Garden, Peach, and Going Home
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More resources: Fred Beginning Reader Tips Fred Beginning Reader Tips

Life of Fred Elementary Math Series

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Life Of Fred is like no other math program out there. It's a story that begins with book one, and continues all the way through high school. It includes every other subject, such as science, history, geography, and more. Each book contains short, 4 to 6-page chapters, and usually is less than 20 chapters per book. This makes it possible for each child to go at a pace comfortable for them.
Who is it for? Kindergarten to 4th grade
Concepts covered: time, types of numbers, geometry, measurement, facts about stars, morse code, geography, adjectives & verbs, patterns, functions, sheet music, seven wonders of the world, math poems, percents, numbers vs. numerals, division, slope of a line, graphing, notation, the improper use of seat belts, how to prove you are not a duck, reducing fractions, and so much more.
Titles in this series: Apples, Butterflies, Cats, Dogs, Edgewood, Farming, Goldfish, Honey, Ice Cream, Jelly Beans
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More about the Elementary Math Books:
  • Life of Fred Elementary Math books are discounted on Educents.com
  • "This is my first year home schooling and I wish I had found Fred earlier. My son loves to read, so Life of Fred makes math a cinch to teach now." -Shanna, homeschooler
  • "I see a light shining bright from within my son that was almost extinguished completely. As he watched me place the order for the complete elementary set of Life Of Fred, I said 'I can't wait to see how Fred starts, and I want to see how it ends too, so be ready to order more!' I smiled and assured him that not only would Fred be part of his learning as long as he desired, but that Fred would be gift wrapped for Christmas presents this year for his niece and nephew, my 2 grandchildren. No more costly potholes for this family!!" -Janet, homeschooler
  • "My granddaughter, who truly dislikes math, always wants to start the day with Fred. I have to stop her after four chapters. She would do the entire book in a day if allowed. I never thought I could use math class as a reward! And she is learning besides." -Bette, homeschooler
  • Life of Fred Math Books in Carisa’s Homeschool
  • The Complete Guide to Using Life of Fred Homeschool Math
  • Featured on Cathy Duffy's 102 Top Picks
  • Samples: Apples, Butterflies, Cats

Life of Fred Intermediate Math Series

Life of Fred Buyer's Guide - Educents
Designed for students under age 10, but already finished the Life of Fred elementary book series. Best for students who can add, subtract, and who understand multiplication and division.
Who is it for? 3rd to 7th grade
Concepts covered: Milliliters, writing numerals in checks ($4000 and not $40.00), idioms, 1/4 + 1/4 +1/4 = 3/4, elapsed time, metaphors, milligrams and pounds, rounding numbers, three-eights of 19,416, and more!
Titles in this series: Kidneys, Liver, Mineshaft
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More about the Intermediate Math Books:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWL_hgyEmEk
  • Life of Fred Intermediate Math books are discounted on Educents.com
  • “I was not so sure on these books. I heard a lot of good reviews but after we got them, just skimming through I wasn't sure my 9 year old daughter would like them. I was WRONG! she really likes them! They move at a pace she likes and being one continuous story about Fred's life keeps her interested and entertained. We will be back for more soon. She just finished Kidneys and is now on liver.” -Melisa W., Homeschooler
  • Samples: Kidneys, Liver, Mineshaft

Life of Fred Intro to Algebra Series

Life of Fred Buyer's Guide - Educents
If your student can solve these equations: 5 + 8, 8 – 5, 7 times 8, 6231 divided by 93, then he or she is ready for the Fractions title. It also might be time for you to begin using a very basic calculator to complete these lessons.
Who is it for? 6th to 12th grade
Concepts covered: less than, cardinal and ordinal numbers, adding and subtraction fractions, lines of symmetry, geometric figures, circumference, reducing fractions, sets and subsets, probability, consecutive numbers, repeating decimals, area of a triangle, square roots, ordered pairs, and more!
Titles in this series: Fractions, Decimals and Percents
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More about the Intro to Algebra Books:

Life of Fred Pre-Algebra Series

Life of Fred Buyer's Guide - Educents
Fred does physics before algebra. What’s the difference between math and physics? In this series, students use math and science to solve quirky, real world scenarios - all while having fun with Fred of course!
Who is it for? 3rd to 7th graders
Concepts covered: numerals, area of a rectangle, the speed of light, nine forms of energy, Hooke’s law, static versus kinetic friction, photosynthesis, metric system, Gregorian calendar, conversion factors, unit analysis, freedom versus liberty, steps in solving word problems, venn diagrams, germination of seeds, digestion, negative numbers, whole numbers, chromosomes, DNA, circumference of a circle, and more!
Titles in this series: Pre-Algebra 0 with Physics, Pre-Algebra 1 with Biology, and Pre-Algebra 2 with Economics
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More about the Pre-Algebra books:

Life of Fred High School Math Series

Life of Fred Buyer's Guide - Educents
Life of Fred is preparing for college! In this series, students learn algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and a few other lessons from Fred. The Zillions of Practice books are keyed directly to the chapters and topics in the associated book. Each problem is worked out in complete detail to offer additional help for a student who may have gotten stuck along Fred’s mathematical journey.
Who is it for? 8th to 12th grade
Concepts covered: infinite numbers, ratios, graphs, plotting points, averages, multiplying polynomials, solving fractional equations, Pythagorean theorem, milkshake marketing, absolute value, surface area of a cone, imaginary numbers, slopes of perpendicular lines, complex fractions, linear equations, Cramer’s rule, ellipses, graphing in three dimensions, geometric sequences, Pascal’s Triangle, right triangles, quadrilaterals, entrepreneurship, geography of Kansas, piano music, sines, cosines, functions of two angles, a preview of calculus, and more!!
Titles included in the series: Beginning Algebra, Zillions of Practice Problems for Beginning Algebra, Advanced Algebra, Zillions of Practice Problems for Advanced Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry
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More about the High School Math books:

Life of Fred High School Language Arts Series

Life of Fred Buyer's Guide - Educents
Each book contains 19 cohesive lessons on grammar, language, writing, common mistakes, and basically the entire English language. The creator suggests doing these four books once every year during your students’ high school years.
Who is it for? 5th to 12th graders
Concepts covered: the seven parts of speech, punctuation, spelling, similes, silent letters, rules for making outlines, the difference between a metaphor and metonymy, and so much more.
Titles included in the series: Australia, Begin Teaching, Classes, Dreams
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More about the Language Arts books:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdH_IRHUAFk

Life of Fred Chemistry

Life of Fred Buyer's Guide - Educents
In a single lecture hour, Fred completes a whole year of high school chemistry.
Who is it for? 8th grade to college
Concepts covered: exponents, atoms, conversion factors, mass vs. weight, Avogadro's number, Kelvin scale, atomic number, isotopes, compounds, noble gasses, finding the atomic mass, early chemistry, oxidation numbers, balancing equation, and more!
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More about the Chemistry book:
  • Life of Fred Chemistry book is discounted on Educents.com
  • "It’s solid science presented in a way that’s understandable, not intimidating, and fun. You learn math, you learn history and you learn science, all through the Life of Fred – through his experiences and teachings." -Lisa, Homeschooler
  • "It reads like Diary of a Wimpy Kid, but the chemistry is solid." -Lisa's husband, PhD in Analytical Chemistry
  • Sample of the Chemistry Book

Life of Fred College Math Series

Life of Fred Buyer's Guide - Educents
This series is geared toward advanced high school math students, students preparing for college, or any adult who wants to brush up on their math skills while reading fun stories. Students will learn calculus, statistics, linear algebra, and advanced math puzzles (equations, not word problems).
Who is it for? 9th grade to adults
Concepts covered: functions, speed, slope, curvature, polar coordinates, Bayes’ Theorem, probability, descriptive statistics, field guides, solving systems of equations, vector spaces, linear functionals, math theory, abstract arithmetic, and more!
Titles included in the series: Calculus, Statistics, Linear Algebra, and Five Days of Upper Division Math
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More about the College Math books:

Life of Fred Financial Choices

Life of Fred Buyer's Guide - Educents
Let Fred help you teach your children about financial management, decisions, and choices. It's very likely that you, the adult, will pick up a tip or two while teaching.
Who is it for? Useful for middle school kids all the way to adults
Concepts covered: entrepreneurship, spending, investing, retirement, debt, calculating interest, how to start a business, insurance, taxes, real estate, successful spending habits, stocks, mortgages, REITS, mutual funds, and more!
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More about the Financial Choices book:
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