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Math Mammoth

Maria Miller, the author of the Math Mammoth books, is a math teacher turned homeschooler. She has a master's degree in mathematics with the teacher educational studies, and minors in physics and statistics. The aim of her math books is first and foremost to explain math in very simple terms, yet More
 
 
About Math Mammoth
Maria Miller, the author of the Math Mammoth books, is a math teacher turned homeschooler. She has a master's degree in mathematics with the teacher educational studies, and minors in physics and statistics. The aim of her math books is first and foremost to explain math in very simple terms, yet rigorously, concentrating on understanding of concepts. 

Product Reviews

(35 Reviews)
(35 Reviews)

    Good source for multiplication review!!!
    Aug 25, 2017

    I wanted to reinforce math concepts for my daughter who is 8yrs old at home. I used other math curriculums too but I really like the flexibility and ease of using Math Mammoth. You can choose grade level curriculum or just pick one topic to go over with your children. The downloadable option is economical as you can use it with multiple children . This is very easy to follow as each unit has it's own instructions and I help her with the concepts that she can't grasp easily. So a very good source for reviewing material that your child is already learning.

    Kanwal M
    Mixed feelings
    Aug 14, 2017

    We have not started using the curriculum yet, as we haven't started our school year and this is our first experience with Math Mammoth. My daughter will be in 4th grade this year and she is skilled in math, but doesn't really like it. First here are the basics of what you get. There is no teacher guide- I believe this program is supposed to be student-led. With a complete grade curriculum you get student workbooks, part a and b, answer keys, tests and cumulative review practice, and printable manipulatives for fractions. You also get software that allows you to make worksheets. (It looks pretty useful and includes more than just math. It is very basic though. No bells and whistles.) The workbooks contain all the instruction and practice exercises. They have some color, so that helps them be a little more interesting. There are very few pictures and no photos (not that that is bad- just a fact). Mostly the pictures are graphs, although there is the occasional cartoon clip art or map.
    I feel like this is a pretty advanced curriculum. I actually don't think we can start using this without some additional instruction first. Right off the bat there is a review that includes things she hasn't done. Perhaps we are "behind," but we haven't done regrouping with subtraction, for example. Order of operations is introduced very early, but we haven't done any mixed operations yet. There are lots of word problems, which I think is really useful. A lot of mental math is expected, which I also feel is good. The instruction is spotty at times though. For example the directions for learning to estimate/round are very thorough and simple, but in other sections there is basically no instruction at all- just problems. If you are not confident in math, this may not be the curriculum for you. If your child doesn't understand something from the book, you are pretty much on your own to figure it out (no teacher's guide/lesson plans/ideas on how to teach). I would not recommend this at all if your student is struggling with math. If you have a fast learner who naturally loves math, you will probably love this curriculum.

    Christie M - Homeschooler, Parent
    Great choice for different learning speeds
    Feb 15, 2017

    For the download specifically:
    Quick and easy to download, printed mine double sided with no problems and it looks great.

    For the curriculum:
    We are loving this. It is simple to get started, requires little instruction time. The text is written to the student, with problems throughout the lesson to work as you go. The simple but bright layout is not overly distracting, and the number of problems is just right for reinforcing without being overwhelming. Great choice for my gifted daughter who needed something she could go through quickly, but also goes in-depth and keeps her challenged. It would also be good for someone who needs to take their time, and I love that the author encourages contacting her for help! It has lots of story problems that incorporate review, and most lessons have a puzzle or two to solve. I highly recommend checking out the Math Mammoth website, they have samples, free lessons, videos, and placement tests.

    JOSH B
    Filling in the Gaps
    Dec 28, 2016

    I have been working with a group of 5th and 6th grades many of whom are significant below grade level (6th graders working on a 2nd grade level). This is the first year we have had a "defined" math support time, but we are each trying to work out how to best use this time for our students. This book helps to fill in gaps many of my students are missing. The organization and explanations a great and easy for my students to understand. I am looking forward to seeing future progress monitoring scores and seeing improvement. Thank you!

    Sarah - Teacher
    Supporting the CORE Curriculum
    Dec 28, 2016

    I have been working with a group of 5th and 6th grades many of whom are significant below grade level (6th graders working on a 2nd grade level). This is the first year we have had a "defined" math support time, but we are each trying to work out how to best use this time for our students. This book helps to fill in gaps many of my students are missing. The organization and explanations a great and easy for my students to understand. I am looking forward to seeing future progress monitoring scores and seeing improvement. Thank you!

    Sarah - Teacher
 
 
 
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