Downloading the samples package
Help dealing with the actual download process
You have probably clicked to this page from an EMAIL that contains the download links to the samples.
Click on the links to start the downloads. A dialog box will come up. You need to choose 'SAVE', and choose a folder on your computer where to save the file. Then wait till the download finishes.
If the link does not seem to work, carefully type it into your browser's address bar (OR copy and paste). Gmail users may have to use this option, as it seems that sometimes Gmail has a glitch with links ending in .zip.
Help dealing with Zip files
The zip file is like a package. You need to extract the ebook files from inside it. This is also called "unzipping".
To do that, you need a zip program. Most people have a zip program already installed, such as WinZip.
Once the file is fully downloaded on your own computer, go find it in the folder you saved it in and double-click on it. Most people have a zip program installed. If you do, a program will open up when you double click on the zip file. Then choose "extract" or "unzip".
If you do NOT already have a zip utility program, you can download a free zip program here: http://tucows.com/preview/194300. Or, do a Google search for "free zip".
Problem with a corrupt zip file
If you want to learn more about zip files, read here.
Help dealing with PDF files
The worksheets and pages inside the zip files are PDF files, and will work in any operating system. If you use Windows, you need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view them. If you use Mac or Linux, you probably have a PDF viewer already available. There also exists an Acrobat Reader version for Mac.
You can download the newest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader here: http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html
IF what comes up looks like a jumbled mess of random characters, you may need to install a newer version of Acrobat Reader (in the above link).
If that does not help for the "jumbled" looks, please redownload.
Problem: (on Mac) Some graphics do not show up. Or, many of the pages have black rectangles or boxes.
Solution: Do NOT open Math Mammoth PDFs in Mac's native PDF previewer at all. Instead, download and install Adobe Acrobat Reader for Mac from this link, and open the PDFs in it.
If you already opened the PDFs in Mac's Previewer, and then you opened them in Adonbe Reader, and the black boxes persist, you will need to delete the PDF files, redownload them, and then avoid opening them in Mac's Preview program.
Problem: Printer refuses to print some pages and gives a "spooling" error message.
Solution: Print those pages somewhere else. Or, contact your printer company to resolve this issue. Or, email me and I can email you those pages as jpg files.
Nothing works / I can't figure it out!
If for some reason you cannot download these files, you can also access the free worksheets and sample pages directly at the Math Mammoth website.
Simply go to www.MathMammoth.com, find a book that interests you. You will find the samples below the book's cover image, in the right hand side. The samples on the site are provided as PDF files.