January 14, 2009

Homeschool Favorites- Math Mammoth Review and Giveaway


We have a fabulous product to share with you on our very first Homeschool Favorites- Product of the Week post. Math Mammoth is a wonderful homeschool resource comprised of mathematic workbooks which are a wonderful, very inexpensive tool for teaching math to children. The workbooks are all presented in a really clear manner and a logical sequence of learning.

Math Mammoth offers much more than just worksheets for students. Their products are broken down into colors and offered in many different styles of learning.


The Blue Series offers workbooks suitable for children in grades 1-5 which focus on specific topics such as Addition, Subtraction, and Place Value. They also cover more difficult topics such as Clocks, Measuring, Money (even European Money), Geometry, Fractions, and Decimals. These subjects are presented in easy to follow worksheets that include instruction as well as exercises in the same book. This is a great addition to any math curriculum or can be used as a stand alone math curriculum with great flexibility for the teacher.


The Light Blue Series is a complete curriculum for grades 1-4. Each complete grade level consists of two worktexts (A and B), their answer keys, tests, and an additional worksheet maker.


The Golden Series are worktext that focuses on grades 3-8 and contain 120-150 sheets per grade. Topics covered in this series include: Multiplication, Word Problems, Metric System, Factors vs. Multiples, and a strong emphasis in Algebra.


The Green Series is comprised of worksheets which are each topic specific and contain very variable problems that not only practice computation but also check for conceptual understanding, and include word problems. Each book in the Green series spans several grade levels on the same general topic, typically for grades 3-7.


The Workbooks in each series are available as separate worktext or as part of a package. All of which are very reasonably priced from $2-$5 per downloadable worktext to around $60 for a complete curriculum package. These books can also be ordered as printed text- visit the website for more information.


Our Experience:


We were given the Blue Series Package to try out and we were so excited when we received the CD in the mail. The Blue Series contains so much information and so many different approaches to teaching each subject.


Once I put the CD in the computer, I was a bit disconcerted by the array of choices in the Blue Series Package. I quickly found the List of All Lessons in the Math Mammoth Blue Series books sheets and was put to ease. This list included each and every lesson available on the CD and where I could find them.


I chose to go easy as my kiddos are in Pre-K and K/1st Grade and neither have had much success with math in the past. The Addition 1 book was perfect for us. My son began with the Two Groups and a Total page and was not finished until we reached the Addition Practice sheet six pages later. He quickly grabbed onto the information and was easily able to apply it on each sheet.


My daughter was a bit more hesitant, staying on the first page for the entire time. I do believe she understood the information but she was a bit more interested in coloring the dots than on doing any actual adding (she is only in Pre-K though so this is understandable).


The one thing I really enjoyed is how easy it is to teach. I am NOT a math whiz by any estimation and teaching math to my children has been one area in which I am just not comfortable. I believe that with this program I will be successful in teaching them all the components of mathematics they need through middle school.


Overall we are very impressed with Math Mammoth and I know it will be a welcome addition to our current homeschooling curriculum.

We give Math Mammoth a very happy

TWO THUMBS UP!!


TO WIN:

Math Mammoth has generously donated one complete package (including 1 download and 1 CD)- either Light Blue or Blue series to one of our lucky readers.

To enter:

  • Go to the Math Mammoth website then come back and leave us a comment telling us what you think is fabulous about Math Mammoth products. Please be sure to include a valid email address in your comment.
  • For an extra entry:
  • Subscribe to our review blog (or tell us you already do) and/or
  • Blog about Math Mammoth including our Homeschool Favorites- Product of the Week button at the top of this post and include a link back to us.
  • Please leave a separate comment for each extra entry.

Giveaway is open to US residents only.

Giveaway ends at midnight on Tuesday, January 20, 2009.

Good luck!!

26 comments:

  1. I like the light blue series. I really like the worksheet maker!

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  2. I now subscribe to your review blog as well! I love your other blog! I'm sure this one will be great as well!

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  3. I like that it is designed to be self-learning :)

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  4. I love the blue book series and I love that they have affordable prices! These things can add up fast!

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  5. I like the self teaching part of the curriculum and the focus on one topic at a time. Thanks.

    gahome2mom(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. We would choose the complete curriculum featured in the LightBlue series. Thanks :)

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  7. I love that the books become self teaching and that they are affordable!
    TRigell at aol dot com

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  8. I happily subscribe!
    TRigell at aol dot com

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  9. I would love to try the blue series.

    bs.webster(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  10. Blue Book Series and within reason on price!
    nice!
    ashlomb at yahoo dot com

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  11. The Blue Series sounds wonderful!

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  12. I am really interested in the light blue series. I like that they are self learning.

    chrissoolee@yahoo.com

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  13. I love that you can purchase each book as needed in e-book format. I've already used 2 of the blue books with my children but would LOVE to win the light blue set for the younger one.
    Thank you for the review and the chance to win.
    yabbys_5 at yahoo dog com

    p.s. I'm trying to figure out how to subscribe, but don't see an easy click button or link anywhere.

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  14. I love the fact that everything can be broken up and you can order and download what you need specifically at a very affordable price. I am interested in the light blue series.
    cathy b
    project hope7 at g mail dot com

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  15. I love the ease of downloading what I need, not a bunch of stuff that I will never use. Thank you for entering me in this giveaway. I would love the light blue set.

    Tasha
    new4younow@hotmail.com

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  16. We have used a couple of the Math Mammoth books to supplement our math program and to concentrate on areas that my children need extra practice in. I love being able to print off exactly what we need, when we need it.

    The blue series would be perfect for our family.

    chocolateonmycranium at live dot com

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  17. They look really good. I would love the blue series.

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  18. I really like the Lightblue series. It'll be great to review with the kids over their summer breaks. marcy.teamkennedy@gmail.com

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  19. I just signed up to subscribe in the left hand column. marcy.teamkennedy@gmail.com

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  20. They are great because not only are they reasonably priced, but include explanations for parents as well as teachers. Thanks!
    lisanne411 (at) yahoo (dot)com

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  21. I have been looking for a ciriculum for my son. I like that the light blue set is a complete mathematics curriculum for grades 1, 2, 3, and 4 and that it is somewhat self teaching. I would love to try this.

    mdhohn(at)msn(dot)com

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Thanks for sharing your thoughts!!