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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Math Mammoth {Review}

image Math Mammoth produces various math workbooks and curriculums at affordable prices for homeschooling families. They offer a wide range of worktexts for grades 1 through 8. Last year we reviewed the Light Blue series for 1st and 2nd grade and you can also read that review here.

The workbooks are very thorough and there are four different series to choose from (click on the picture for a larger view):

This year I requested the Multiplication 1 to review {see the table of contents here}. From the site:

Multiplication 1: Master the Times Tables lets children first learn well the multiplication concept itself, tying it in with number lines, rows and columns, multiplying by zero, some word problems, and order of operations.

Then the second part practices all the the times tables - and yes, it does involve memorization (which is not bad in itself). BUT when you do the tables in a certain order - easiest ones first - and use a 12x12 grid, the task becomes less daunting.

Multiplication 1 works first on the concepts of multiplication {skip counting, number lines, understanding word problems,  etc…. and then moves on to the actual memorization of the facts.  Tables are not memorized in numerical order {i.e. 1s, 2s, 3s, 4s}, but rather in a method where children are learning fewer ‘new’ facts each lesson:


One thing that I really appreciate about Math Mammoth is the ability to download specific segments of curriculum that your child might need additional help with, meaning you can supplement the curriculum that you are currently using.  We’ve been adding this in a little bit at a time and are still working through it due to some computer issues on my part {ahem}. For that reason, I would recommend spending a little extra when possible and getting a CD version of a program. :)

So far this has helped us pinpoint a few things that we needed work on to master multiplication. We have been working on skip counting together and the bonus to that is Zachary is starting to pick up the counting with us!

Try it Out for Free!

You can also subscribe to the Math Mammoth monthly email newsletter here and receive a gift of over 280 math worksheets and also sample pages from the various workbooks. Here are some other helpful links for you:

Free Samples Download
Placement Tests
FAQ (including ordering information)



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This product was given to me for review purposes, and I do not have to return the product to the vendor. I was not paid for this post. All opinions expressed in this post are mine.

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  • I just printed out two of these(multiplication &division) this week for my kiddos. I had them spiral-bound and they are enjoying working w/ them. I really liked the price and the fact that I could get them right away via download.

    By Blogger Mozer, At February 21, 2010 at 4:12 PM  

  • Currclick offered a freebie once on the clock which I printed out. My only compaint.....way too many problems, a ton of pages, and the print was pretty small. The small print and clocks was more my issue than the number of problems. But from a perspective of not need that many.....I suggest printing a little at a time. I stil think it's a great product and extremely helpful for many! Thank you for the review.

    By Blogger Kathy, At February 21, 2010 at 4:15 PM  

  • Hello - just found your blog when I was looking for Country flags for our preschool lesson on the Olympics. Thanks for your hard work on putting that pdf together.
    I'll enjoy looking through all your fun ideas.


    By Blogger Ginger, At February 22, 2010 at 6:05 PM  

  • love it! thanks! ;)

    By Blogger mommy4, At February 22, 2010 at 9:52 PM  

  • We are a homeschooling family and are doing a postcard exchange if you are interested.

    Enjoyed your blog.

    By Blogger Parsley, At February 23, 2010 at 7:23 AM  

  • I am thinking of home schooling my son in Japan. Thanks for all the great info.

    By Anonymous Learn Japanese, At February 23, 2010 at 11:29 AM  

  • I home school my half Japanese son in Japanese.

    By Anonymous Japanese Hiragana, At April 25, 2010 at 12:03 PM  

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