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This page has several sections. Please choose a section that best describes your problem.

Help dealing with the actual download process

Click on the links to the sample files in the email you received to start the downloads. A dialog box will come up. You need to choose 'SAVE', and choose a place (a folder) on your device where to save the file. Then wait until the download finishes.

If any link does not seem to work, carefully type it into your browser's address bar (OR copy and paste). Gmail users may have to use this option, as it seems that sometimes Gmail has a glitch with links ending in .zip.

Help dealing with Zip files

The zip file is like a package. You need to extract the ebook files from inside it. This is also called "unzipping".

To do that, you need an app that can handle zip files. This is provided by default on most operating systems, but if you're on a phone, you may need to first install an app for zip files.

Once the file is fully downloaded to your device, go find it in the folder you saved it in, and RIGHT-click it. You should see the option "extract" – choose that.

If your computer lacks a zip utility program, you can download a free zip program at For phones/tablets, search your app store for a zip app.

Problem with a corrupt zip file

The message about a "corrupt" or "invalid" zip file usually means that the download was incomplete. Simply download again. People with slow Internet connections may not be able to download the files at all. If you have dial-up Internet, consider downloading at a friend's house, at library, Internet cafe, or other such place.

Note also:

  • Do NOT try to "OPEN" the zip file from your Internet browser. After you click on the download link, you need to choose "SAVE" first.
  • Do not try to open the zip files using some other program such as MS Word or Movie Maker. Only zip programs will work for this.

Help dealing with PDF files

The worksheets and pages inside the zip files are PDF files, and will work in any operating system. They will probably open correctly in your device's default PDF viewer, but if not, I recommend Acrobat Reader to view them. In particular, if you use a Mac, the default PDF viewer for Mac may not render my books correctly (images may be missing/look strange), and in such a case you will need to use Acrobat Reader.

You can download the newest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader here:

Problem: (on Mac) Some graphics do not show up. Or, many of the pages have black rectangles or boxes.

Solution: Do NOT open Math Mammoth PDFs in Mac's native PDF previewer at all. Instead, download and install Adobe Acrobat Reader for Mac from this link, and open the PDFs in it.

If you already opened the PDFs in Mac's Previewer, and then you opened them in Acrobat Reader, and the black boxes persist, you will need to delete the PDF files, redownload them, and then avoid opening them in Mac's Preview program.

Problem: Printer refuses to print some pages and gives a "spooling" error message.

Solution: Try the option "print to image" if your printer has that. It's also possible you may need to contact your printer company to resolve this issue. As a last resort, contact us and we can email you those pages as jpg files.

Nothing works / I can't figure it out!

If for some reason you cannot download these files, you can also access the free worksheets and sample pages directly at the Math Mammoth website.

Simply go to, find a book that interests you. You will find the samples below the book's cover image, in the right hand side. The samples on the site are provided as PDF files.


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