Following the advice of the people at LofF I bought Ice Cream and Jelly Beans to use before going into the intermediate books and then fractions with my oldest (going into 7th grade). I've been reading them through myself and just wanted to clarify that the honey cards it refers to in Ice Cream are basically just flash cards. Can anyone think of anything else that we might have missed by not having read the previous books? I'm guessing it won't be the end of the world if we don't quite get all of the pre algebra and algebra concepts that are touched on in the earlier books because we can either look it up or wait until we get to that level. There won't be anything there essential for starting the fractions book, I'm sure, seeing as it came before the elementary books.