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In which order to study Math Mammoth "Blue Series" books?

Most people who buy my Blue Series books use them for many different purposes: as a supplement to a main curriculum, for review, or for initial teaching, even to teach adults. They are self-teaching worktexts that concentrate on one or a few topics per book, which makes them suitable for various teaching scenarios.

I have not originally written the Blue Series books to be a complete curriculum, but you can use them as such. The books are complete for grades 1-6.

People have frequently asked me in what order the books should be studied. The following is an outline:

Suggestion for the study order

Books Notes
GRADE 1  
Addition 1
Subtraction 1
Place Value 1
You could study Addition 1 and Place Value 1 somewhat simultaneously, or back and forth, and after those, go into Subtraction 1. The focus is on tens and ones, concept of addition, concept of subtraction, and memorizing basic addition/subtraction facts within 0-10
GRADES 1-2  
Parts of:
Clock
Money
Measuring 1
Early Geometry
Introduction to Fractions
The clock, money, and measuring books span about three grade levels (grades 1-3), and you can decide to study these topics in between various books, however you like. Introduction to Fractions is approximately for grades 2-4 and Your student can go through some of the first lessons from the fractions book.
GRADE 2  
Add & Subtract 2-A
Add & Subtract 2-B
Place Value 2
Data and Graphs
The first two books deal with different aspects of adding and subtracting within 0-100, and are best studied in this order. Place Value 2 is about hundreds, tens, and ones. Data and Graphs is for grades 2-5, and your student can go through some of the first lessons from it.
GRADE 3  
Add & Subtract 3
Multiplication 1
Division 1
Place Value 3
These books are specifically for grade 3. They can be studied in any order, except the student needs to study Multiplication 1 before Division 1.
Rest of:
Clock
Money
Measuring 1
Early Geometry
These books span about three grade levels (grades 1-3), and you may decide to study these topics in between various other books, however you like.
Introduction to Fractions
Data and Graphs
Introduction to Fractions is approximately for grades 2-4 and Data and Graphs for grades 2-5.  You can go through some of the middle lessons in these two books.
GRADE 4  
Add & Subtract 4
Place Value 4
Multiplication 2
Division 2
Decimals 1
These books deal with addition and subtraction terminology & strategies, decimals, problem solving, graphs, long multiplication and long division. They are all about 4th grade level.
Measuring 2
Geometry 1

These two books are fairly independent of the others, and can fit into many places. The material is for grades 4-5.
GRADE 5  
Multiplication Division 3
Fractions 1
Fractions 2
Decimals 2
Place Value 5

The Four Operations (with a Touch of Algebra)
With the exception of the Four Operations book (it's for grades 5-6), these books are for grade 5. The order of study is a suggestion only. You could study these topics in several different orders, or even simultaneously.
The rest of:
Measuring 2
Geometry 1
These two books are for grades 4-5.
GRADES 6-7  
The Four Operations (with a Touch of Algebra)

Fractions & Decimals 3
Percent
Ratios, Proportions & Problem Solving
Geometry 2
Statistics & Probability
These books are suitable for 6th-7th grade, and can be studied in any order, or even side-by-side simultaneously. The book Fractions & Decimals 3 goes through all of fraction and decimal arithmetic, quicker than the fraction and decimal books listed before, and with more decimal digits and larger denominators. Before studying Geometry 2 or Statistics & Probability, the student should know the basics of percent.
Expressions & Equations
Integers
Rational Numbers
Linear Equations
Geometry 3
These three books are suitable for 6th-7th grades and cover pre-algebra topics. They are best studied in the order presented here. The student has to be able to solve simple equations before studying the Pythagorean Theorem in Geometry 3.


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