Math Mammoth

Math Mammoth

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Math Mammoth

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Whether you are looking for a complete curriculum for homeschooling, supplemental materials to fill in gaps, or material for homework help, Math Mammoth has something for you!

Light Blue Series is a complete curriculum for grades 1-6. Blue Series has topical worktexts that contain instruction & exercises, and are not tied to grade levels. Golden Series books are worksheets only, for grades 3-8. In the Pre-K section you will find coloring books, find-the-twins, dot-to-dot books, and similar items. And some of the books are also available in Spanish.

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My daughter, 1st grade, was struggling with math so we switched to Math Mammoth to give it a try. She is a visual learner and this has been perfect for her. We also love doing the various activities together that are suggested at the beginning of each chapter.

Grade levels used
1
Pros
Inexpensive; great for visual learners
Do you recommend?
Yes
A
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I love that you can use this as a math curriculum or as a supplement. I have used it for extra practice for my students when they needed a refresher or extra help learning a concept.

Grade levels used
  • K
  • 1
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  • 6
Do you recommend?
Yes
BC
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I have used Math Mammoth at various times with all three of my children. Each one learns differently from the next (ADHD, dyslexia, math hater) but all three found Math Mammoth easy to use, not too much in the way of problem solving, and very clear on the explanations.

I like it because, besides the reasons given above, it fits our small budget beautifully and I can purchase and download only what I need - instantly. We have used the Light Blue series the most, but when a child needed extra help with a topic it was so simple to buy just the topic they were stuck on and give them that extra help!

Maria's newsletter is always interesting and helpful, too. I would suggest signing up even if you're finishing out your year with a different curriculum so you can see just how talented this lady is at making math understandable.

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  • 1
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Pros
Inexpensive printing, easy to follow
Cons
Not enough grade levels!
Do you recommend?
Without hesitation.
E
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I have used this curriculum for two years to teach both of my kids. I find it to be a very comprehensive program that explains the why's behind the math. I can't believe that such a good math curriculum can be so affordable. I'm thrilled with Mammoth Math and will stick with it.

Grade levels used
  • 1
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Pros
Very easy to teach. Examples given for each step.
Do you recommend?
Yes
PS
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Can not speak highly enough of Math Mammoth. This curriculum is super affordable. My son is so into math and he thoroughly enjoys MM. We like the way topics are covered and the layout of the book. The digital format is not my favorite but I got it for cheap during a sale so I really can't complain, but once we finish off the next level we will buy the bound workbook instead, variety is nice and atleast it has it so it can appeal to multiple types of people. The pages aren't cluttered with alot of pictures which may bug some people but my son gets so distracted when there is a lot of unneeded things on a page so it helps us alot. Sometimes if there are a lot of problems I make him do enough to show mastery and then move on so he doesn't get fatigued but otherwise it's perfect. SO glad I found MM, I wasted so much time and money on the wrong curriculum!

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  • 1
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Pros
Complete and affordable
Do you recommend?
Yes
TM
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This was recommended to me and I recommend it as well. I bought the blue series so we could do it any order and work more on areas they like or are having trouble. So far it has covered the topics well and gives plenty of practice. My one daughter prefers bound workbooks though and I bought the digital format. The pages are not as colorful and don't have as many pictures as some books, which might help keep some kids interested.

Grade levels used
  • 3
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Pros
versatile in the order you teach, covers many levels, can reprint for multiple children
Cons
Mine is not in a workbook, which my daughter likes, but you can purchase it this way. Not as colorful or as many pictures as other math books,
Do you recommend?
Yes, I reccomend.
J
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I love Math Mammoth!! It completely covers every topic, sometimes with a bit too much repetition for my son. We sometimes had to stop short and move on. Very affordable! I have pdfs and print as we go.

Grade levels used
  • K
  • 1
Pros
complete, encourages mastery, affordable
Cons
lengthy
Do you recommend?
yes
D
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I love that Math Mammoth is so affordable and explains math concepts well. I have used it as supplemental practice for my daughter and hesitate to use it as our sole curriculum because it is mastery based rather than spiral based. It has worked very well for us as a supplement.

Grade levels used
  • 1
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Pros
Explains Concepts Well, Affordable
Cons
Mastery, Not Spiral
Do you recommend?
Yes!
AM
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Maria Miller's Math Mammoth is an affordable curriculum that suits our family. She has a solid direct way of approaching numeracy/math literacy with lots of resources on her website and in her newsletter to assist the parent-teacher. These same ideas for incorporating hands-on math skills are incorporated in each unit of her worktexts. In our family we are emphasizing mental math, so the colorful graphics that my learner seemed to miss from public school kindergarten math are not a big deal right now.

Grade levels used
  • K
  • 1
  • 2
Pros
Affordable, print what you need as you need
Cons
"Bare bones" style may not engage young learners
Do you recommend?
Yes
D
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I won this program in a giveaway and my 12 loves it!

Grade levels used
5
Do you recommend?
Yes
VJ
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Because it is a mastery-based program, and not all students do well with this, here are some thoughts.

- two of my students took a couple years in the program to begin showing the retention I was hoping for when meeting a new chapter they hadn't seen since the year before. The retention began to be LONG TERM, though, rather than short term. And that impressed me. So the time commitment: I think that's just fine. But know that math is a process and this program is excellent. It's okay to stay the course.

- I also just learned a new thing this year. I dog ear pages that seem long and difficult but still important. I also dog ear the review sections at the end of each chapter. Then I do 1-2 problems per day from these sections before going to the new material for the day. I also have no problem letting a child bog down/slow down in a chapter (moving slowly) while flipping to another fresh chapter so there is some speed somewhere.

- I am so impressed with this program. With the little adaptations I make to suit my family (which the author recommends as she knows that nothing is one size fits all), I never ever want to switch. I have used this for four children. My oldest using it went perfectly prepared into Algebra. My next struggles with math, but it absolutely learning. My next two are a year ahead in this and flying through. It suits the slower learners and the quick learners. The skills taught are wonderful. The methods are terrific. The mental acuity and comprehension it creates are fabulous.

Grade levels used
  • 1
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Pros
Excellent progressions. Excellent explanations. Problems are true to real life. Problems are interesting. I feel this is an incredibly written program with potential for any child.
Cons
The pages have a lot of writing on them, which is intimidating to most of my students. I solve this problem by using a blank piece of paper, referring myself to the explanation page and going through the new material with my child on the blank piece of pa
Do you recommend?
Absolutely.
B
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I've searched for years to find a math curriculum here in the UK that would help me teach math in a logical structured way. Most resources are designed for schools who follow rigid time scales and seem to be haphazard in their structure with one subject taught one day and another the next without building on knowledge. Math Mammoth has so far proved to be the exact opposite, starting with a foundation of knowledge then building on it. My 10 year old struggled with times tables but in a few weeks completing the light blue multiplication books now knows them by heart. My youngest has also taken to math in a big way since we started using this and has moved up early to 2nd grade. I love that an international version is available so currency and measurement are in pound sterling and metric.

Grade levels used
  • 1
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  • 4
Do you recommend?
Yes -100%
L
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We wasted nearly 2 years using other math programs, thinking my son just didn't 'get it' or like math much.
On a spur, we decided to try Math Mammoth & haven't gone back! I wish we could turn back the clock & take back those first 2 years.

This curriculum is extremely easy to use, once your student is reading well, they can work independently. The topics are covered in a spiral fashion, keeping things fresh & interesting, while still covering the topic well. So well in fact, there are times we skip forward a bit on topics our son picks up quickly. But for topics he struggles with, or students that don't pick up math easily, the amount of coverage comes in very handy! I also love the cumulative reviews, it keeps those previous topics from falling by the wayside & getting forgotten. The quizes, reviews, and tests are comprehensive.

The materials themselves are easily printed in black & white. The worksheets aren't overly busy, but not completely simple either, this keeps kids engaged without being overwhelmed.

Thank you Maria Miller, for all the hard work you've put into this curriculum!

Grade levels used
  • 1
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  • 4
Pros
Clear pages, lots of extra links & ideas, independent work
Cons
Can be repetative
Do you recommend?
Definitely!
MH
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I have a adult son who is mentally challenged and in 2001 he was tested and the said he would never get beyond a 1st grade level. Well it has taken a lot of work but he is not doing 2nd to middle 4th grade depending on the subject. If he likes it he will do well if he doesn't he just ignores it. I have learned to us materials he does not like with ides from subjects he does like. That way it is getting better to teach the things he does not like. He likes the math mammoth and I love that fact because Math is one of his don't like subjects.
Thank you for creating the Math-Mammoth it is working even if it takes me a long time to get things through his head.

Grade levels used
2
Pros
Easy to use and my son does not feel like he is being put down
Cons
none
Do you recommend?
definatly
J
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Easy to skip forward if needed. Very thorough curriculum

Grade levels used
3
Pros
Very thorough
Cons
Too thorough at times
Do you recommend?
Yes
K
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We really like Math Mammoth. It's simple and straightforward, but not boring or too easy. I love that I can just print out the next workbook when we need it, instead of having to reorder all the time.

Grade levels used
  • 1
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Do you recommend?
Yes
L
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My math lovers enjoy this program.

Grade levels used
  • 1
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Do you recommend?
Yes
K
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As a former math teacher in the public school system, I have seen a good amount of math curricula that catered to classrooms. As a homeschool teacher, I have tried to find a good math program that fit my children's teaching styles. Being that each of my daughters have very different learning styles, I found that Math Mammoth's ease of use, presentation and coverage of topics, and practice opportunities have met each of their needs...and mine! I like that it is a work-text and it is quite affordable. I have shared Math Mammoth with fellow homeschool moms looking for a good math program, and they are now using it, too!
It's a great curriculum---I highly recommend it to any family teaching multiple grades with a variety of learning styles.

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  • 1
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Pros
Easy to use, encourages student independence
Do you recommend?
Yes! This is an excellent math curriculum!
JA
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Great for independant learners. If you are not a math savvy teacher, you may need more supplementation so you feel confident in teaching the subject matter, especially in higher grade levels.
The curriculum is extremely thorough and allows more higher level thinking than basic common core.

Grade levels used
  • 4
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Pros
Gives several ways to solve a problem, spiral method
Cons
Needs more teacher supplements
Do you recommend?
YES
K
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I have purchased and used Math Mammoth for my 4th to high school tutoring business. I use the summer workbooks year round supplementing students who may need more time in a concept or that wants to move ahead.

I love the depth of the curriculum knowing all material for a grade is covered in them thoroughly. I purchased the PDF version and simply send them to a local printer to get the books I need. Math Mammoth is very helpful if any bugs are found (which I have not found any) or updates to packages.

A great home school or tutoring program for me especially for Summer Brain Drain....it really keeps students at grade level if the student diligently works the grade finished in the spring all summer.

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  • 4
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Pros
Very advanced covering all Common Core material with great worksheets for all grades.
Cons
Workbooks do not have detailed explanations within them. You need their curriculum books to complement the summer workbooks.
Do you recommend?
YES! Highly recommended
CM
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