# What people like-

- Inexpensive, affordable math curriculum.
- Most books are available in print, CD, or as a PDF download.
- The “worktext” makes it easy for both parent and student because all parts of the lesson are on one page.
- Designed to be nearly “self-teaching” so that there is only minimal parental guidance needed.
- The answer-key is included in each workbook.
- Can use as a core math curriculum or to supplement.

# What people don’t like-

- This is not a hands-on approach, although you can easily add your own manipulatives.
- The worksheets provide small spaces to write in, which may not work well for some children.
- Common Core aligned.
- Can be costly to self-print in full-color.

# User tips-

- There are freebies on the website, including sample pages to try out before you buy.
- Can also be purchased through other websites such as Rainbow Resource, Amazon and Lulu.com

# Try instead-

For a more hands-on math curriculum, try *Horizons.https://www.aophomeschooling.com/horizons_overview *

For a similar mastery-based curriculum, compare to *Singapore Math*. http://www.singaporemath.com/

**Author/Publisher/Website-** Maria Miller/ http://www.mathmammoth.com/

**Summary from company-** “*Math Mammoth* offers affordable, yet quality math worktexts and workbooks, available as both downloads and printed books. *Math Mammoth* books concentrate on **conceptual understanding**and emphasize **mental math**. The directions in the worktexts are written directly to the student, which makes them **often self-teaching**. Thus, the books require very **little preparation** from the teacher — perfect for busy teachers and homeschooling parents!”

# What Friends Are Saying About *Math Mammoth*...

We love Math Mammoth too. They don't have a Kindy curriculum. But if your child can count to 100 and write their numbers, they can start on the first grade book (though I still do a lot of scribing here and there at first). -Jennifer

For my first grader I use Math Mammoth. 1) its inexpensive and you purchase it as a pdf download. 2) for my kiddo I didn't see her being ready for a computer based program till she's in 2nd anyhow. -Amy

I second Math Mammoth. I'm not a fan of the new way but my second daughter isn't as fond of the old way so we combine Saxon and Math Mammoth. PLUS, they have excellent customer service! I bought the first grade for my son and then ended up getting the whole shebang and they refunded me for my first purchase! -Courtney