For parents (whether homeschooling or not) I specifically recommend either:
Both of these series of books present basically the same lessons (they are nearly identical in the lesson content). They also both contain explanations for the concepts, along with problems & exercises.
|Light Blue Series||Blue Series|
|Goes by grade levels—a complete curriculum||Goes by topics—shorter worktexts|
not tied to grade levels
|A comprehensive coverage of math topics in each grade; e.g. a complete curriculum.||Worktexts that are great for review, reinforcement, for filling in gaps, for supplements, etc. Also, if you are not sure about Math Mammoth, you can purchase one of the Blue Series books to try it out.|
|Includes tests, cumulative reviews, and an additional worksheet maker. It also comes with a bonus software Soft-Pak.||(none of those)|
|More expensive (because it has more)||cheaper|
|BOTH include explanations for the concepts right in the student texts. This means there is no separate textbook and workbook, but those are combined into a single text.|
|BOTH concentrate on conceptual development in a logical progression.|
|BOTH include plenty of varied practice problems and word problems.|
I also offer Review workbooks for grades 1-5, which can be used to review the math concepts of a specific grade level.
The two other Math Mammoth series (the Golden and Green series) are worksheets only, and are meant to be used by people who can explain the math to students (such as teachers, tutors, or math knowledgeable parents).
Then I also offer Make It Real Learning workbooks (written by Frank Wilson) on this site. These are filled with activities with real-life data - you can learn how math is used in real life! These books do not teach the concepts, but provide supplemental activities. They can be great in motivating your children to love math. On that page you can also download several FREE samples from Make It Real Learning series.
The video below gives more details about the four different series of Math Mammoth books.
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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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