Please check out first this page, which contains an overview of the different series of materials, and includes some pointers as to which type of books to choose for many common situations.
The video below gives you a quick introduction to the different series of Math Mammoth books, including also the Make It Real Learning series of books.
2. Do the Blue and Light Blue have the same material?
3. Would the Blue Series cover the same information as the Golden Series gradelevel sets?
4. Would the combo pack of Blue, Golden, and Green constitute a complete curriculum?
5. Are 3A, 3B, 4A, 4B... in the Light Blue exactly the same as 3A, 3B,... in Gold Series?
1. What is the difference between the "blue", the "golden", the "green", and the "light blue" series?
The BLUE SERIES books are topical worktexts with explanations and problems. A "worktext" means that it is a textbook and workbook combined. In other words, the 'text' and the 'work' (=problems) alternate. Each book covers a particular mathematical topic, such as addition, subtraction, clock, multiplication, fractions, measuring, or geometry.
The books in the Blue Series do not mention nor are they tied to any particular grade level. Most of them cover material on a particular topic for 23 neighboring grade levels.
The Blue Series books are great for review, reinforcement, and filling in gaps.
The LIGHT BLUE SERIES is a complete math curriculum for grades 17. It goes by grade levels. Each grade level consists of two student worktexts (A and B), answer keys, tests, cumulative reviews, and a worksheet maker. The student worktexts are similar to the Blue Series books in the fact that the worktexts contain both explanation and teaching of the concepts, plus exercises and problems.
This series suits just about everybody. It suits:
The GOLDEN SERIES are grade level collections of worksheets: onepage worksheets filled with varying problems. These books do NOT contain explanations of the concepts. Each onepage worksheet concentrates on a particular topic. The Golden Series worksheets are especially useful for teachers and tutors who need to have worksheets to give for homework or classwork. They are also useful for review. However, since the books do not contain the instruction, they do not serve well parents who cannot or do not wish to explain the mathematics themselves.
The GREEN SERIES are collections of worksheets by topic. They are similar to the Golden Series books: onepage worksheets without any explanations. Each Green Series book concentrates on one particular topic, and contains worksheets of various difficulty across several grade levels. These ar, again, perfect for teachers and tutors. The material in them is taken from the Golden Series gradelevel collections.
2. Do the Blue and Light Blue have the same material?
Practically so. There are only a few very minor differences: few pages here and there that are in one series but not in the other.
3. Would the Blue Series cover the same information as the Golden Series gradelevel sets?
Generally no, because the Blue Series books contain much more, because they contain the explanations of the concepts. The Golden Series books are worksheets (problems) only.
4. Would the combo pack of Blue, Golden, and Green constitute a complete curriculum?
It would for grades 17 — please see Blue Series FAQ, #1. It wouldn't for grade 8, because the Golden Series is NOT a complete curriculum: it does not contain the explanations. The Golden Series is complete as far as the topics it has problems about, but all it contains is problems. The same is true of Green Series.
5. Are 3A, 3B, 4A, 4B... in the Light Blue exactly the same as 3A, 3B,... in Gold Series?
No. The Light Blue and Golden were written at different times and for different purposes, so they are not written to match each other. The Golden is an earlier work, written for a tutoring company. The Light Blue is a later work and written as a complete curriculum.
Math Mammoth TourConfused about the different options? Take a 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. Six other "TOURSTOP" emails that explain the important things and commonly asked questions concerning Math Mammoth curriculum. (Find out the differences between all these differentcolored series!)This way, you'll have time to digest the information over one or two weeks, plus an opportunity to ask me personally about the curriculum. A monthly collection of math teaching tips & Math Mammoth updates (unsubscribe any time) We respect your email privacy.
Note: You will FIRST get an email that asks you to confirm your email address. If you cannot find this confirmation email, please check your SPAM/JUNK folder. 
"Mini" Math Teaching CourseThis is a little "virtual" 2week course, where you will receive emails on important topics on teaching math, including:
 How to help a student who is behind You will also receive: A GIFT of over 400 free worksheets and sample pages from my books right in the very beginning. A monthly collection of math teaching tips & Math Mammoth updates (unsubscribe any time)We respect your email privacy.
Note: You will FIRST get an email that asks you to confirm your email address. If you cannot find this confirmation email, please check your SPAM/JUNK folder. 
Maria's Math TipsEnter your email to receive math teaching tips, resources, Math Mammoth news & sales, humor, and more! I tend to send out these tips about once monthly, near the beginning of the month, but occasionally you may hear from me twice per month (and sometimes less often). Peek at the previous tips here. You will also receive:
We respect your email privacy.
