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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

(37 Reviews)
(37 Reviews)

    Love This Curriculum - Visit the Website for Help!
    Oct 05, 2017

    I highly recommend having your student take a placement test from the Math Mammoth website before deciding which level to start. The curriculum is technically common core aligned, but in most topics goes more in-depth than a lot of choices. You can go back a level, or just purchase the topic that seems to need a little extra work. You can also email the author your finished placement test and she will help you figure out what you need to start with. We love this curriculum for many reasons. Everything you need is all right there in the student worktext. It is written to the student, but I find it useful to sit with my child while she does her math to answer any questions she has and encourage her. The curriculum is in-depth and focuses on mastering concepts and really understanding how to apply the math to everyday situations. There are lots of word problems. The Math Mammoth website is an amazing help. There are videos for almost every lesson, and lots of extra free resources for if you find your student struggling in an area. This is a program that teaches well enough for every student, and is strong enough for gifted students. It will prepare them well for any curriculum you want to choose for high school.

    JOSH B
    Enjoying Math Mammoth
    Sep 28, 2017

    Math Mammoth is an excellent combination of mastery learning and problem solving and the clear self-teaching directions make this program a fantastic choice for home education (particularly of a big family where one mum can't sit with every child for twenty minutes a day!). I also appreciate the fact that we can buy the digital version once and use it for as many children as we need to. It's brilliant to be able to print off replacement pages when angry scribbling-and-ripping occurs. We've tried many different methods over the years that Math Mammoth is meeting universal approval in the family. Thanks!

    Kerry A
    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
    Loving it!
    Mar 22, 2017

    We have tried three different math curriculum programs but this one seems the best for the teacher and student. It is basically a print and go program. I print the chapter that we plan to work on and then break the sections up into days. I have my 3rd grader working on multiplication and my kindergarten child working in the 1st grade subtraction book. I love that it gives chapter tests for each area, answer keys, and a variety of ways to see the same concept. The price for this can't be beat! I have 1st-7th grade math for one great price! Plus, since I have it downloaded, I can use it for my third child. I just printed it on printer paper and keep it in a three ring notebook. I am so happy that there is not bundles of prep work and I can focus on one concept at a time. It makes math class not so upsetting - my third grader doesn't cry once a week anymore! Even the puzzle challengers make her think but dont bring her tears. Yay!

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