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# Math Mammoth Grade 1, South African Version

Math Mammoth Grade 1, South African Version is a complete maths program for 1st grade. It consists of two student worktexts (A and B), a separate answer key for each, tests, mixed revisions, and in the download version, an additional worksheet maker (Internet access required) to make extra practice worksheets when needed.

146 pages
125 lesson pages

147 pages
122 lesson pages

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(part A and B worktexts, answer keys, tests, mixed revisions, a worksheet maker, and Soft-Pak)

The four main areas of study for first grade are:

1. The concepts of addition and subtraction, and strategies for addition and subtraction facts (chapters 1-2 and chapter 4);
2. Developing understanding of whole number relationships and place value up to 100 (chapter 3 and chapter 7);
3. Developing understanding of measuring lengths as iterating length units (chapter 6); and
4. Reasoning about attributes of geometric shapes, such as the number of sides and the number of corners, and composing and decomposing geometric shapes (chapter 6).

Additional topics we study in the first grade are the clock to the half hour (chapter 5) and counting coins (chapter 8).

Please also see the table of contents for 1-A and 1-B (in the sample files), which will let you see the topics covered in more detail.

Some main features of Math Mammoth complete curriculum (Light Blue series) are:

• focuses on understanding of mathematical concepts
• uses clear explanations, lots of visual exercises and pattern exercises
• mastery oriented: concentrates at length on a topic, with very few topics per grade
• emphasizes mental maths and developing number sense
• very little teacher preparation needed

The downloadable version includes a worksheet maker (Internet access required) that lets you make extra practice worksheets for many of the topics in the curriculum.

The PDFs in the download version are enabled for annotation. This means that if you prefer, the student can fill them in on the computer, using the typewriter and drawing tools in Acrobat Reader version 9 or greater.

## South Africa

Math Mammoth South African Version has been customized for South Africa in the following manners:

• The names used are South African names (such as Ansie and Jali).
• The currency used in word problems is rand. The money chapter teaches both rand and cents.
• The material is "all metric". In other words, the US customary measuring units are not used.
• Spelling is British English instead of American English.
• Paper size is A4.
• Geographic locations used emphasize South African locations (such as Pretoria, Johannesburg).

Please note that the curriculum is not following the South African official syllabus for 1st grade maths. Instead, it simply is a copy of the US version of Math Mammoth Grade 1. For the most part, Math Mammoth exceeds South African standards. Some standards may not be covered.

## Manipulatives

Here is a list of manipulatives that are needed or recommended for Grade 1:

1. A 100-bead abacus (for 1-A and 1-B; especially the chapter on place value and chapter 7)
2. A non-digital clock or other analog clock where you can turn the minute hand and the hour hand will turn accordingly (for 1-B).
3. A ruler that measures in centimetres (for 1-B).

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