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Math Mammoth South African Version

cover for Math Mammoth Grade 1-A Complete Worktext
146 pages

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147 pages

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160 pages

cover for Math Mammoth Grade 2-B Complete Worktext
155 pages

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cover for Math Mammoth Grade 4-A Complete Worktext
183 pages

cover for Math Mammoth Grade 4-B Complete Worktext
192 pages

cover for Math Mammoth Grade 5-B Complete Worktext
196 pages

cover for Math Mammoth Grade 6-A Complete Worktext
179 pages

Math Mammoth South African Version (Light Blue series) constitutes a full elementary mathematics curriculum, currently for grades 1-6. We will be adding grade 7 as time allows.

This curriculum has proven effective, and can be used in homeschool, in schools, or in tutoring. It is also very affordable as compared to many other curricula, especially when purchasing the download version.

Each grade level in the curriculum consists of two student worktexts (A and B), and supportive materials, which include answer keys, tests, and additional mixed revisions.

Additionally, the download version of the curriculum includes an additional worksheet maker (Internet access required).

Math Mammoth South African version has been customized to South Africa in the following manners:

  • The names used are South African names (such as Ansie and Jali).
  • The currency used in word problems is rand. The money chapter teaches both rand and cents.
  • The material is "all metric". In other words, the US customary measuring units are not used.
  • Spelling is British English instead of American English.
  • Paper size is A4.
  • Geographic locations used emphasise South African locations (such as Pretoria, Johannesburg).

Please note that the curriculum is not following the South African official syllabus. Instead, it is simply a copy of the US version of Math Mammoth Light Blue series (aligned to the US Common Core Standards). For the most part, Math Mammoth is exceeding South African standards. Some standards may not be covered.

Please follow the links below to read the description for each grade level, see the samples, the table of contents, and find specific purchasing information.

Grade 1 (South African version)
Grade 2 (South African version)
Grade 3 (South African Version)
Grade 4 (South African Version)
Grade 5 (South African Version)
Grade 6 (South African Version)

Please see the placement tests & advice prior to deciding what to purchase.

Discounted bundles

You can get a 33% discount by purchasing a bundle!

Grades 1-3 bundle (SA version)
Price: $75 USD.

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Grades 4-6 bundle (SA version)
Price: $75 USD.

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You will be purchasing the downloads from my authorized reseller Comecero, LLC.

You can also purchase the South African version at Currclick, at the price of $37.50 USD per grade.

I am also currently looking for local South African resellers for the curriculum in CD format. Contact me if interested.

Main Features

Some main features of the Math Mammoth complete curriculum are:

  • mastery oriented: it concentrates at length on one topic, with verly few topics per grade;
  • focuses on conceptual understanding;
  • uses lots of visual models and exercises based on those;
  • emphasises mental maths and developing number sense;
  • nearly self-teaching since the explanations of concepts are found in the student worktext. This curriculum requires very little preparation time from the teacher.

The PDF files are enabled for annotating. This means that the student can actually complete the PDF file on the computer, using the typewriter and drawing tools available in Acrobat Reader version 9 or higher, or on a tablet device such as an iPad, using a PDF app that has annotating tools.

Please see this FAQ for more information.

Customer feedback/revisions

After much searching, reading blogs and webpages and listening to the motivations of parents believing in a whole spectrum of Maths programmes, we stumbled upon the Math Mammoth programme. We have found this to be the most accessible (electronically downloadable) and affordable option for South African homeschoolers.

We wholeheartedly endorse and recommend MathMammoth as a very thorough, interesting, complete and appropriate homeschooling package up to Grade 6. Our kids love it!
Marius & Debra Marais
Polokwane, South Africa
April 2013

Read more customer testimonials! (about the US version)

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