My name is Maria Miller and I am the author of MathMammoth.com as well as of the books sold here. In a nutshell, I am a math teacher turned housewife and homeschooler.
I have a master's degree in mathematics with the teacher educational studies, and minors in physics and statistics. I love teaching math (and teaching in general). My teaching experience is varied (though not very extensive since I've been staying at home), ranging from university to vocational school and classroom teaching and private tutoring.
After tutoring various homeschooled kids, I noticed the struggles those moms had in teaching math - they really didn't seem to have a good grasp of how math is best taught; how to show what different things are based on. I saw their materials and they looked to me as inferior as to what I had seen growing up or while studying mathematics. I even noted some blatant errors in them.
Those experiences prompted me to start writing books especially for homeschoolers. I wanted the books do the same teaching as I personally would do so that I could in a sense 'spread out' to help thousands instead of just a few.
The initial work in making several ebooks took me almost a year. I started in 2002, and started selling the initial versions online in 2003.
I've kept working on those books ever since. They've gone through many improvements, a format change from .exe to .pdf, and many many new books have been added.
The aim of my books is first and foremost to explain math in very simple terms, yet rigorously, concentrating on understanding of concepts. I use picture exercises a lot because they are sort of equivalent to playing with manipulatives and help children understand how math works. After those, come more abstract exercises.
The worktexts (the Blue Series and the LightBlue Series) are perfect for homeschoolers since they are self-teaching: no separate teacher's manual is needed. All the explanations are in the text. And that also makes them super easy to use for the teacher. Like someone commented, the book does the teaching.
And that has been my aim: I imagine teaching a concept on blackboard and try to put that to the pages of the book. So in essence it's me teaching through the book.
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Please contact me if you have any questions.
Maria's Math News
This is my newsletter that comes out about once or twice a month. Peek at the previous volumes here.
You will receive:An initial email to download a GIFT of over 350 free worksheets and sample pages from my books; Maria's Math News: my newsletter filled with math teaching resources, news, downloads, humor, and giveaways. The content is equally good for all of us who teach math.
Math Mammoth Tour
Confused about the different options? Take a 7-day virtual email tour around Math Mammoth! You'll receive:An initial email to download your GIFT of over 350 free worksheets and sample pages from my books; 6 other emails on 6 subsequent days that describe the different series of Math Mammoth products, answering the most commonly asked questions, including "What is the difference between all these different-colored series?"
This way, you'll have time to digest the information over one week, plus an opportunity to ask me personally which book would be right for your child or students.
"Mini" Math Teaching Course
This is a little "virtual" email course. You will receive:An initial email to download your GIFT of over 350 free worksheets and sample pages from my books; 7 articles on important topics on mathematics education, including: multiplication tables, fractions, how to help a student who is behind, and the value of mistakes; 1 email about Math Mammoth books.
Note: You will FIRST get an email that asks you to confirm your email address. PLEASE check also your SPAM/JUNK folder for this confirmation email.
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