Your question: Schedule? How quickly will I progress?

The Life of Fred series is designed for home schoolers, so there is no need to cram, squeeze, or expand the material in order to fit into some government 9-month program. When students finish one course, then they begin the next one.

The two books (*LOF: Fractions* and *LOF: Decimals & Percents*) together take about 65-70 lessons if you do one each day including the time for the Bridges exams.

*LOF: Pre-Algebra 0 with Physics*, 40 daily lessons.

*LOF: Pre-Algebra 1 with Biology,* 46 daily lessons.

*LOF: Pre-Algebra 2 with Economics* (which does a lot of work with word problems), 34 daily lessons.

*LOF: Beginning Algebra Expanded Edition *is presented in 104 lessons. (The government schools usually take a school year---180 days.)

Then *LOF: Advanced Algebra Expanded Edition*, 105 lessons.

Then *LOF: Geometry Expanded Edition,* 2 semesters.

My laying out lesson plans, which was true up through advanced algebra, was a bit like having training wheels on a bicycle. After a while they become unnecessary—and even sometimes a hindrance.

An adult, for example, reading a novel doesn't have the number of pages to be read each day laid out by the author.

At this point in your child's education, I think it is important that some of the scheduling be done by your child. Instead of your laying out the schedule, I would suggest that you ask that your child look over the table of contents of the book and lay out a weekly outline of what will be covered in each week with the thought of finishing the book in a year's time. Expect anywhere from nine months to 14 months to complete the book—depending on how many optional chapters, such as chapter 5 ½ or chapter 7 ½ or chapter 8 ½, etc. are covered—and depending on the academic ability of your child.

This is a step toward adulthood . . . taking responsibility for little part of one's own education.

Then *LOF: Trig Expanded Edition*, 94 daily lessons.

Then they will begin *LOF: Calculus* which covers all of the two years of college calculus. It is not broken into lessons.

* LOF: Statistics Expanded Edition* covers a year of college statistics.

For high school seniors, consider finishing the first five chapters (the first 203 pages of the book). That will give you a solid grounding in statistics.

* LOF: Linear Algebra Expanded Edition* is a full semester upper division college course.

*LOF: Real Analysis *is a full semester upper division course.

*LOF: Five Days of Upper Division Math* is a full semester upper division course that provides a significant introduction to four fields studied by math majors: Set Theory, Modern Algebra, Abstract Arithmetic, and Topology.

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