Do you all mind if I gush in this review? If Maria Miller, the author of Math Mammoth books, was here right now, I would have to give her an extremely tight hug.
--After 4 years of homeschooling my daughter…
--After time and time again of starting and stopping different math programs to find “the right one” …
--After possibly gallons of tears regarding math, both Morgan’s and my own…
Do you know what my daughter said to me?
She said, rather mattor-of-factly, “Why haven’t we been doing this all along? I love this math.”
Did you read that correctly? She said, “I love this math.” Like, this is what I’ve been waiting for, what took you so long?
When I was assigned this review, the first thing Maria did was contact me about which program I was interested in for Morgan. Math Mammoth has several different choices, Full Curriculums (the Light Blue Series), Worktexts by Topics (the Blue Series), Worksheets by Grade (the Golden Series), and Worksheets by Topic (the Green Series), so I really didn’t know where to begin or look. She asked me some questions about our math history and then she made her suggestion. It was right on!
Maria suggested the Geometry Blue Series Worktexts. Somehow in all of our moving around with math, we missed early geometry. This eBook would allow us to catch up on the topic.
About the Blue Series (from the website):
- Worktexts contain both explanations and problems.
- Each book is on a particular topic, in this case geometry.
- Cover topics in grades 1-6(7).
What I first noticed about the cover is the lack of a grade level. Yeah! Since we were using this to catch up, why would I want to possibly negatively affect my daughter with that stigma. (Knowing my daughter, it would very much bother her.) I want her to think positively about her accomplishments in math no matter what the “level.”
I looked over the 143 page eBook and realized, I didn’t have to teach it. The worktext was written to the student. Morgan was able to work through the text and problems without help or prep from me…and get the answers correct. Every topic was very clearly explained.
I was impressed that Morgan was encouraged to keep a math notebook with definitions and sketches.
I felt that the Geometry 1 eBook was full and complete. It is explained in detail how it is presented HERE.
You can purchase a downloadable PDF for $7.00 or a preprinted, black-and-white book for $12.70 HERE under the sidebar titled “Prices & Ordering”.
Sample pages are also available in the sidebar.
To see a complete listing of all of the topics available in the Blue Series, CLICK HERE.
If you have further questions about Math Mammoth, there is a Frequently Asked Questions page. On this page you can also sign up for Maria’s free math newsletter and her free “virtual tour” around Math Mammoth. The virtual tour will allow you to sample 300 different pages from the Math Mammoth lineup.
You can read what my crew mates thought of Math Mammoth at the TOS Homeschool Crew's website.
**As a member of the 2011-2012 TOS Homeschool Review Crew, I was provided product free of charge by Math Mammoth for my HONEST opinion. No other compensation was received.**