Thanksgiving SALE! Get 30% off of all Math Mammoth & Make It Real Learning products sold at Kagi (downloads and CDs). Follow the links to Kagi's order pages from the product pages on this site, and use coupon code THANKSGIVING. The offer is valid till December 2, 2015.

You are here: HomeLight Blue Series → Grade 3, SA version

# Math Mammoth Grade 3, South African version

Math Mammoth Grade 3, South African version is a complete maths program for 3rd grade. It consists of two student worktexts (A and B), a separate answer key for each, tests, cumulative revisions, and in the download version, an additional worksheet maker (Internet access required) to make extra practice worksheets when needed.

182 pages
157 lesson pages

164 pages
138 lesson pages

## Prices & ordering

(sold at Kagi)

(part A and B worktexts, answer keys, tests, cumulative revisions, a worksheet maker, and Soft-Pak)

Third grade is a time for learning and mastering two (mostly new) operations: multiplication and division within 100. The student also deepens his understanding of addition and subtraction, and uses those in many different contexts, such as with money, time, and geometry.

The main areas of study in Math Mammoth Grade 3 are:

1. Students develop an understanding of multiplication and division of whole numbers through problems involving equal-sized groups, arrays, and area models. They learn the relationship between multiplication and division, and solve many word problems involving multiplication and division (chapters 2, 3, and 9).
2. Students develop an understanding of fractions, beginning with unit fractions. They use visual fraction models and study fractions on a number line. Students also compare fractions by using visual fraction models and strategies based on noticing equal numerators or denominators (chapter 10).
3. Students learn the concepts of area and perimeter. They relate area to multiplication and to addition, recognise perimeter as a linear measure (in contrast with area), and solve problems involving area and perimeter (chapter 7).
4. Students fluently add and subtract within 1 000, both mentally and in columns (with regrouping). They learn to add and subtract 4-digit numbers, and use addition and subtraction in problem solving (chapters 1 and 6).

Additional topics we study are time (chapter 4), money (chapter 5), measuring (chapter 8), and bar graphs and picture graphs (in various chapters).

Please also see the table of contents for 3-A and 3-B (in the sample files), which will let you see the topics covered in more detail.

Some main features of Math Mammoth complete curriculum (Light Blue series) are:

• focuses on understanding of mathematical concepts
• uses clear explanations, lots of visual exercises and pattern exercises
• mastery oriented: concentrates fairly long on a topic, with fairly few topics per grade
• emphasizes mental maths and developing number sense
• very little teacher preparation needed

The downloadable version includes a worksheet maker (Internet access required) that lets you make extra practice worksheets for many of the topics in the curriculum.

The PDFs in the download version are enabled for annotation. This means that if you prefer, your student can fill them in on the computer, using the typewriter and drawing tools in Acrobat Reader version 9 or greater.

BONUS! If you purchase the download version in Kagi store, you will also get Soft-Pak programs completely FREE. The 7 programs in Soft-Pak (4 maths, 1 language arts, 2 testing) offer both on-screen and printable activities in a low-graphic, high content format. Read more and see screenshots.

## South Africa

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

• The names used are South African names (instead of Jack and Jill, there are Ansie and Mampho).
• The currency used in word problems is rand. The money chapter teaches both rand and cents, of course.
• 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 emphasize South African locations (such as Pretoria, Johannesburg).

Please note that the curriculum is not following the South African official syllabus for 3rd grade maths. Instead, it simply is a copy of the US version of Math Mammoth Grade 3. For the most part, Math Mammoth exceeds South African standards. Some standards may not be covered.

## Manipulatives

Here is a list of manipulatives that are needed or recommended for grade 3. Measuring tapes, scales, and measuring cups are only used in the measuring chapter.

1. An old-fashioned alarm clock or other analog clock where you can turn the minute hand and the hour hand will turn as it is supposed to (optional; for 3-A).
2. A ruler that measures in inches (for 3-B).
3. A ruler that measures in centimeters (for 3-B).
4. A measuring tape that measures in feet (for 3-B).
5. A measuring tape that measures in meters (for 3-B).
6. A kitchen scales that measures in ounces (for 3-B).
7. A kitchen scales that measures in grams (for 3-B).
8. A measuring cup that measures 1 cup (for 3-B), a pint jar, and a quart jar.
9. A measuring cup that measures in milliliters (for 3-B).
10. Fraction manipulatives. The curriculum contains printables to make your own fraction manipulatives. The text uses visual pie models extensively, and students even learn to draw them themselves for the exercises, therefore making or buying the manipulatives is entirely optional (optional; for 3-B).

## How and where to order

You can buy Math Mammoth books at:

• Kagi store - all of the downloads and CDs. I maintain several order pages at Kagi:

Kagi accepts all major credit cards, Paypal (USD), checks, cash, money orders, purchase orders, wire transfers, TrialPay, and even cash. Read more about the payment methods here. Please see Kagi Shopper Help for any other questions about the ordering process.

In case of any problems with the download, you can always email me, and I can email the books to you directly. My contact info will be in the email you receive.

• Lulu offers printed copies for the Blue, Golden, and Light Blue series books.

• Rainbow Resource carries printed copies for the Light Blue series books, plus Light Blue CDs. You can also find links to Rainbow Resource on the individual product pages on this site.

By purchasing any of the books, permission IS granted for the teacher (or parent) to reproduce this material to be used with his/her students in a teaching situation; not for commercial resale. However, you are not permitted to share the material with another teacher.

In other words, you are permitted to make copies for the students/children you are teaching, but not for other teachers' usage.

Math Mammoth books are PDF files. You will need Adobe Reader to view them, including if you use a Mac or Linux. You can try other PDF viewers, but they seem to either omit or mess up some of the images.

### 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.

### "Mini" Math Teaching Course

This is a little "virtual" 2-week course, where you will receive emails on important topics on mathematics education. The topics include:

- Teaching multiplication tables
- Why fractions are so difficult
- How to help a student who is behind
- Should you use timed tests
- The value of mistakes
- And more!

You will also receive a GIFT of over 400 free worksheets and sample pages from my books right in the very beginning.