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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 their moms had in teaching math. They didn't know how to teach math the best way. For example, they didn't know what different concepts in math were based on or what they would lead up to next, and thus were not passing on much conceptual understanding of mathematics. The materials they were using seemed inferior to what I had used and seen growing up or while studying mathematics in Finland. I even noticed 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 to write a set of ebooks for approximately grades 1-5 took me almost a year from 2002 to 2003. I started selling those early versions online in June of 2003.

And... I've kept working on my books ever since. They've gone through many editions and improvements, 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 helping students understand the actual concepts of math. I use visual models and exercises based on them a lot because they are pretty much equivalent to manipulatives and help children understand how math works. After working with visual models, students will then practice with more abstract exercises.

The materials I've written are categorized into various series. The Blue Series and the Light Blue Series are perfect for homeschoolers since they consist of worktexts that include both the instruction (the "text") and the exercises (the "work"). These worktexts often are self-teaching for many children. Also, it means no separate teacher's manual is needed because all the explanations are in the text, which makes them very easy to use. Like someone commented, the book does the teaching.

And that has been my aim all along: I imagine teaching a concept on blackboard to a student or a group of students, and try to put those ideas into a written form. So in essence it's me teaching through the books.

To learn more about how I approach teaching math, you can sign up to my Math Teaching Email Course (below). You will receive:

  • a GIFT of over 400 free worksheets and sample pages from my books, and
  • guides on important topics in mathematics education (such as how to teach the multiplication tables, how to help a student who is behind, the value of mistakes, and more).

Sign up here:

Note: You will FIRST get an email that asks you to confirm your email address. If you cannot find this confirmation email, please check your SPAM/JUNK folder.


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Maria Miller is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.

Please contact me if you have any questions.


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 400 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.

Note: You will FIRST get an email that asks you to confirm your email address. If you cannot find this confirmation email, please check your SPAM/JUNK folder.

"Mini" Math Teaching Course


This is a little "virtual" email course. You will receive:

An initial email to download your GIFT of over 400 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. If you cannot find this confirmation email, please check your SPAM/JUNK folder.

Join over 25,000 others!


Maria's Math News is my newsletter, filled with math teaching resources, Math Mammoth news & discounts, humor, giveaways, and more! The content is equally good for all of us who teach math. :) The newsletter comes out once or twice a month. Peek at the previous volumes here.

By subscribing you will also receive:

  • A GIFT of over 400 free worksheets and sample pages from my books.

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