We have discontinued Math Mammoth products, even though it is a very good math skills curriculum program. Click on the options to see what we still have in-stock.
While quantities last. We’ve paired the consumable book and answer key into a package deal, rather than selling these separately. If you have more than one student for a particular grade level, please consider the economical printable CD instead.
About the two series we offer: “Golden” and “Green”:
The author carefully plans each one-page worksheet to show math at work in relationship with other questions on the page and reinforce concepts for a solid academic program. Word problems are relevant and the year of work is organized in “unit chunks”, (rather than a spiral/incremental format). METRIC as well as customary units are presented but of course, you have the choice to use only the metric sheets for the measurement section. After this math curriculum, we definitely felt that students were well-prepared for secondary-level algebra and geometry! The author’s website is www.mathmammoth.com . On it she further explains that the “Golden” series and “Green” series do not contain the explanations for the math lessons like the “Blue” series does. What this means is that she has a more popular version (books with the “blue” covers) of her math curriculum which is a “more than one-page per lesson” style, giving examples and reasoning behind the math concepts like a “normal” math curriculum would do. I personally did not like the “Blue” series so we never carried that version. “Blue” seemed just like the rest of math curriculum out there. I felt it gave too much to read for a student who simply wanted to “do the math” and if stuck, could ask me how to do an elementary level problem or could easily look up how to do a math problem in a reference guide we had here that shows a multitude of ways for doing a math question. The Golden series simplified math by excluding the explanatory jargon.
In a similar way, the “Green” series also eliminates much of the explanations. We have occasionally used a “Green” batch of worksheets if I’ve wanted to teach multi-levels the same topic at the same time because it has the worksheets arranged according to topic, rather than grade level. The “Green” is just a different way of rearranging the worksheets for ease of multi-grade use.
It was the fact that here was a straightforward math program which had fewer or no explanations/examples to read through or get confused over in methodology, which attracted us, and also the fact that the arrangement of math wasn’t “spiral” yet it kept the variety I liked to see in unit topic chunks. This one usually gave the freedom to do the math in whatever way the parent had understood how to do it. And very few other math programs offered this. (Example: Few math programs still arrange fraction problems horizontally; most teach kids to figure them out vertically. Math Mammoth at least includes a fair amount of horizontal fraction questions compared to vertical questions. Example: Few math programs focus on one concept per lesson. Most want to throw in review questions so it can be sometimes hard to rearrange a chapter, say to begin with geometry, if I wanted to coordinate the manipulatives or games with siblings. With Math Mammoth Golden or Green, it was easier to rearrange the sections when I wanted to do so.) I do realize that many homeschool moms would not be concerned about these features, however, I also know that I’m not the only mom who does very much prefer this sort of flexibility in a math curriculum. 😊
There are two formats available for this curriculum. One format is to purchase the paper books which is the consumable workbook and answer key book. The other format is to purchase the pdfs on CD and then print off your own workbook(s) and answer key(s).