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Which Math Mammoth books or materials should you choose?

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This page will explain the main differences and similarities between various Math Mammoth series of books, so that you can choose the materials that are BEST for YOUR situation.

Math Mammoth materials are very versatile and accommodate the needs of both parents and teachers. Whether you need a complete math curriculum, review materials, something for filling in gaps, or real-life math supplements, we have something for you!

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Overview of the different series

The colorful boxes below give more details about the different kinds of Math Mammoth books.


  • Complete math curriculum
  • Each grade level includes two worktexts (A and B), tests, cumulative reviews, answer keys, and a worksheet maker.
  • Worktext format: includes both explanations and problems
  • Best seller!
  • Covers grades 1-7
  • Matching videos available
  • Lesson plans available separately
  • Start by administering a placement test

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  • For additional review
  • Matches the Light Blue curriculum
  • Reviews skills in a spiral fashion
  • One-page worksheets
  • For grades 1-4 (more coming)

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  • Books by math TOPICS, such as clock, multiplication, or geometry
  • For grades 1-7
  • Worktext format: includes both explanations and problems
  • Great for filling in gaps or for review
  • Can also be used as a full curriculum
  • Affordable
  • Contains the same lessons as Light Blue
  • You can use the same placement tests as for Light Blue

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  • For grades 1-7
  • Review entire grade levels
  • Great for summer math
  • Includes review worksheets on specific math topics, tests, and mixed review worksheets
  • Contains no instruction
  • The content comes from Light Blue series tests and mixed review lessons; thus redundant if you own the Light Blue
  • The perfect supplement if you use the Blue series as your main curriculum

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  • Supplemental activity workbooks
  • For grades 3-12
  • In-depth activities taken from real-life, with real data
  • Great for enrichment
  • Real-life topics include cell phone plans, autism, population growth, cooking, borrowing money, credit cards, life spans, music downloads, etc. etc.

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  • Best used by tutors and teachers
  • One-page worksheets
  • Contains no instruction
  • Suitable for additional practice/review
  • Legacy products; some duplicate content with Blue/Light Blue
  • The Golden series books are for grades 3-8, organized by grade.
  • Green are for grades 3-7, organized by topic.

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  • Custom-made worktexts for the Mathematics Foundations course offered by the Well-Trained Mind Academy.

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*The Blue Series CAN be used as a full math curriculum. However, this means the teacher/parent needs to decide and plan the order of study (which topics to study when). You can get some help from this document.



What should you choose in these situations?

Here are some suggestions for Math Mammoth materials to fit certain common situations. Click on the "speech bubbles" to reveal the suggestion. (You may have to click twice.)

  • I need a complete curriculum
  • I use the Light Blue, and my child needs more practice
  • I use the Blue series as a main curriculum, and would like mixed practice worksheets
  • I am using some other math curriculum, and my child needs more practice and instruction for such-and-such a topic
  • My child is transitioning to Math Mammoth from some other curriculum, and needs to fill in gaps
  • My student is seriously behind and would likely to be sensitive to grade-level labels
    Blue series, as it doesn't mention grade levels
  • I'm a classroom teacher looking for additional materials for differentiation
    Blue series or maybe also Make It Real
  • I'm a classroom teacher or tutor needing materials that provide additional review.
  • I'm a classroom teacher or tutor needing materials that support struggling students.
    Light Blue series OR Blue series, because those include full instruction written to the student, along with the problems and exercises.
  • I would like some extra challenges and/or enrichment materials


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