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Math Mammoth Grade 6 complete curriculum

Math Mammoth Grade 6 Complete Curriculum is a complete math program for 6th grade, providing you with everything you need to teach 6th grade math. It is available both as a download version and as printed copies.

cover for Math Mammoth Grade 6-A Complete Worktext
189 pages
170 lesson pages

cover for Math Mammoth Grade 6-B Complete Worktext
178 pages
153 lesson pages

6-A contents and samples
6-B contents and samples
User Guide, grade 6
CCS Alignment / Contents
FAQ
Errata


Prices & ordering

You can purchase Math Mammoth Grade 6 as a download, on a CD, or as already printed books.


Digital version

Grade 6 complete: $37.50

(the two worktexts, answer keys, tests, cumulative reviews, a worksheet maker, Soft-Pak)

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Part 6-A only:
$18.75 (download)

(Everything for the first half of 6th grade math; includes Soft-Pak)

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Part 6-B only:
$18.75 (download)

(Everything for the second half of 6th grade math; includes Soft-Pak)

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


CD

Full set grade 6: $42.50

(the two worktexts, answer keys, tests, cumulative reviews, a worksheet maker, Soft-Pak)

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Printed copies

Rainbow Resource Center sells perfect-bound texts either with full color or with grayscale interior pages:

Math Mammoth grade 6 (b&w)
Math Mammoth grade 6 (color)

Lulu sells spiral bound texts with grayscale interior pages:

6-A worktext $14.95
6-B worktext $14.95
Answer Keys $11.95
Tests & Cumulative Reviews $8.95

Another option is to purchase only the student worktexts as printed books, and get a digital version of the supportive materials (answer keys, tests, cumulative reviews, worksheet maker, and software Soft-Pak).


Lesson plan

You can purchase a $9.95 lesson plan for Math Mammoth Grade 6 to use it in Homeschool Planet online planner. Learn more.

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At the heart of the curriculum are two student worktexts (A and B), each covering about half a year of math work. These worktexts contain all the instruction and the exercises in the same book — which makes lesson preparation a breeze. The worktexts are written directly to the student, and thus they allow many children (if they can read) to teach themselves and to learn directly from the books.

You will also get separate answer keys, chapter tests, additional cumulative reviews (I do recommend you use at least some of them), and a versatile worksheet maker (Internet access required) for those times when your child needs just a bit more practice.


Features

  • Math Mammoth focuses on conceptual understanding. It explains the "WHY", so your children can understand the math, not just learn "HOW" to do it.
  • Concepts are often explained with visual models, followed by exercises using those models. These visual models can take the place of manipulatives for many children; however, it is very easy to add corresponding manipulatives to the lessons if so desired.
  • The curriculum is mastery-oriented. This means it concentrates fairly long on a topic, delving into its various aspects. This promotes conceptual understanding, as opposed to spiral curricula that often tend to jump from topic to topic too much.
  • It requires very little teacher preparation required. :)
  • The curriculum has no separate teacher's manual nor is it scripted. The introduction to each chapter has some notes for the teacher concerning the material in the chapter. All the instruction is written directly to the student in the worktext, and there also exist accompanying videos where you can see Maria herself teach the material.
  • After each chapter introduction, you will find a list of Internet links and resources (games, quizzes, animations, etc.) that can be used for fun, illustrations, and further practice.

Additional features for the digital version (download/CD)

The PDF files 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, or on a tablet device using any PDF app with annotation capabilities. (Learn more.)

BONUS! If you purchase the download or CD version, you will also get Soft-Pak programs completely FREE. The 6 programs in Soft-Pak (4 math, 1 language arts, 1 list maker) offer both on-screen and printable activities in a low-graphic, high content format. Read more and see screenshots.


Overview of topics

The main areas of study in Math Mammoth Grade 6 are:

  • review of the basic operations with whole numbers
  • beginning algebra topics: expressions, equations, and inequalities
  • review of all decimal arithmetic
  • introduction to ratios and percent
  • prime factorization, GCF, and LCM
  • a review of fraction arithmetic from 5th grade, plus a focus on division of fractions
  • the concept of integers, coordinate grid, addition & subtraction of integers
  • geometry: review of quadrilaterals & drawing problems; area of triangles & polygons; volume of rectangular prisms with fractional edge lengths; surface area
  • statistics: concept of distribution, measures of center, measures of variation, boxplots, stem-and-leaf plots, histograms

Please also see the table of contents 6-A and 6-B (in the sample files), which will let you see the topics covered in more detail.


Supplements

Lesson plan

For $9.95, you can purchase a lesson plan for Math Mammoth Grade 6 in order to use it in Homeschool Planet online planner. Learn more.



Introduction

In sixth grade, students encounter the beginnings of algebra, learning about algebraic expressions, one-variable equations and inequalities, integers, and ratios. We also review and deepen the students' understanding of rational numbers: both fractions and decimals are studied in depth, while percent is a new topic for 6th grade. In geometry, students learn to compute the area of various polygons, and also calculate volume and surface area of various solids. The last major area of study is statistics, where students learn to summarize and describe distributions using both measures of center and variability.

The year starts out with a review of the four operations with whole numbers (including long division), place value, and rounding. Students are also introduced to exponents and do some problem solving.

Chapter 2 starts the study of algebra topics, delving first into expressions and equations. Students practice writing expressions in many different ways, and use properties of operations and the idea of maintaining the equality of both sides of an equation to solve simple one-step equations. We also study briefly inequalities and using two variables.

Chapter 3 has to do with decimals. This is a long chapter, as we review all of decimal arithmetic, just using more decimal digits than in 5th grade. Students also convert measuring units in this chapter.

Ratios is a new topic (chapter 4). Students are already familiar with finding fractional parts from earlier grades, and now it is time to advance that knowledge into the study of ratios, which arise naturally from dividing a quantity into many equal parts. We study such topics as rates, unit rates, equivalent ratios, and problem solving using bar models.

Percent (chapter 5) is an important topic to understand thoroughly, because of it many applications in real life. The goal of this chapter is to develop a basic understanding of percent, to see percentages as decimals, and to learn to calculate discounts.

In chapter 6, we first review prime factorization, and then study the greatest common factor and the least common multiple.

Chapter 7 first presents a thorough review of fraction operations from 5th grade (addition, subtraction, and multiplication). The topic of focus in the chapter is fraction division. Students also do some problem solving with fractions.

In chapter 8, students are introduced to integers. They plot points in all four quadrants of the coordinate plane and learn to add and subtract with negative numbers. Multiplication and division of integers are studied in 7th grade.

In geometry (chapter 9), the focus is on the area of polygons. This is studied in a logical progression: first, the area of right triangles, then the area of parallelograms, then, the area of triangles, and lastly the area of polygons. We also review some topics from earlier grades (quadrilaterals, perimeter, basic drawing). Other major topics in this chapter are calculating surface area of some solids using nets, and volume of rectangular prisms with fractional edge lengths.

Lastly, in chapter 10, students study statistics. The focus idea is that of a statistical distribution. Students learn about measures of center and measures of variability. They learn how to make dot plots, histograms, boxplots, and stem-and-leaf plots. All of these lessons are necessary to summarize and analyze distributions.


Reviews / Testimonials of the 6th grade curriculum

Taking a look at Math Mammoth — a review of MM6 by Jaime Gravitt at My Homeschool Story blog

Dear Maria,
You are awesome. Thanks so much for your amazing curriculum. I am using 6th and 7th grade books for my 7th grade daughter who is homeschooling this year. I love that your curriculum corresponds to state standards so when my daughter goes back to school she not be behind. My daughter has gone from a student who did not like math to one who does math first thing in the morning! Thanks again!!

Adriane Orcutt-Fraser
October 2015


How and where to order

You can buy Math Mammoth books at:

  • Here at MathMammoth.com website — simply use the "Add to cart" buttons you see on the product pages.
  • CurrClick.com carries all Blue, Golden, and Light Blue series books as downloads. They accept credit cards and Paypal. You will be able to download the products immediately upon the purchase, and also return to your account at CurrClick to redownload.
  • Rainbow Resource carries printed copies for the Light Blue series books, plus several CDs (Light Blue and Blue series).
  • Homeschool Buyers Co-op offers download versions of the Light Blue series, plus the Blue series bundle.
  • Educents carries download versions of the Light Blue and Blue series.
  • K5 Learning offers download versions of the Blue series.
  • Lulu offers printed copies for the Blue, Golden, and Light Blue series books.

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.
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