Hello again! The school year may be winding down for many of us now. In case you are planning for the next year, notice the Math Mammoth sale coming up soon!

~Maria

1. Math Mammoth news

2. Proportion videos

3. XP Math

4. Tidbits

Math Mammoth Grade 1 aligned to the Common Core Standards

Math Mammoth Grade 2 aligned to the Common Core Standards

As for the remaining grades, I expect to take about 2 months per grade to finish the alignment. Grade 3 is scheduled for June.

Updates for old customers:

- At Currclick: log into your account at www.currclick.com and find your past orders. There you can redownload anything you've purhased in the past. Note: you can search within your past orders.
- Kagi or Homeschool Buyers Co-op: If you purchased a bundle and can wait till I have finished all six grades, please do so. If you want the new versions right now, email me.

These videos are NOT short 2-3 minute little clips like you commonly see on Youtube. They are like complete lessons around 12 minutes each (teachers: you can use them as lesson plans!).

These videos are suitable for pre-algebra / grade 7, and are aligned to the Common Core standards concerning proportions in grade 7 math. (And, some day I will be offering a pre-algebra curriculum complete with videos - these are a foretaste of that!)

=> Proportion videos

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The ability to focus and work independently—study skills—has been shown to be one of the strongest pre-cursors to later success in school.

K5 Learning is an online reading and math program that helps kindergarten to grade 5 students develop reading, math and study skills. Kids work independently as they proceed at their own pace through K5's 3,000 award winning reading and math activities.

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- Whole Numbers Multiplication Boxes

These are actually the same kind of puzzles as you've seen in my books. The 1st stage is really easy but go up in stages to really practice factoring.

- Wheel of Fortune - Geometry

Guess a geometry word or phrase. Spin the wheel and you get to choose a consonant, but vowels cost you money.

- Plinko Probability

Practice simple probability while trying to make your plinko chips fall into the slots with highest amounts.

- Integer Driving Test - Integer Addition & Subtraction

This is an interesting game. You can change the car's direction from the + and − buttons, and then make it drive backward or forward, so you can model any kind of integer addition or subtraction, including something like -2 − (-8).

- See the first 4 million digits of Pi

This online visualization represents the first 4,000,000 decimals of Pi within a single image. Each unique digit of Pi corresponds to a specific color, and is rendered as a 1x1 pixel dot. You can also search for the first occurrences of any specific decimal combination.

- Fred and Frank running times puzzle

Fred and Frank are two fitness fanatics on a run from A to B. Fred runs half the way and walks the other half. Frank runs for half the time and walks for the other half. They both run and walk at the same speeds. Who finishes first?

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Till next time,

Maria Miller