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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Math Mammoth: The Blue Series ~ a TOS review

For the last few weeks Montana and McKenzie have been supplementing our math lessons with Math Mammoth and their Blue Series. Math is a subject that we have a main curriculum for that we love! However, it is always fun to supplement and that is exactly what we did when the opportunity to review the Blue Series Introduction to Fractions , Measuring 1, and Measuring 2 from Math Mammoth was offered.

Math Mammoth was created by Maria Miller, a homeschooling mom with a degree in mathematics. Her company offers multiple products that help parents teach math to their kids. The Blue Series worktexts are individual  units intended for graders 1-7 and focus on specific topics. It is not meant to be a full curriculum, rather, a helpful supplemental or remedial for extra help in:

 place value money (several different currencies are offered)
 data and graphs
 statistics and probability and more!

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The Blue Series is not based off a specific grade level, rather, they approach math as a mastery approach. These make a good supplement to any math program and can also be used for review. I choose the Blue Series  with the following worktexts:

Teaches all measuring units in both customary and metric systems and some conversions. Filled with lots of hands-on exercises with measuring cups, scales, and so on. $4.85 for grades 1-3.

Teaches all units in both customary and metric systems and conversions between them, including the usage of decimals and fractions with measuring units. $6.80 for grades 4-5.

Includes the first half of the fraction arithmetic: equivalent fractions, fraction addition and subtraction, comparing fractions -- all explained with the help of visual models. $3.50 for grade 5.

I used the the Fractions 1 and Measuring 2 worktexts with Montana {10, 4th grade} and Measuring 1 with McKenzie {7, 1st grade} as a supplement to our main math program. The Fractions 1 book served us well as our math program is already diving into simple fractions. We both loved the hands-on aspect while making fractions. Both girls were able to work through the texts for 15-20 minutes, 3 days a week. I loved the in-depth look that the girls got on individual topics that they needed just a little extra help with.

These worktexts are just the right amount of material without being too overwhelming. I also love that the worktext files come as a PDF download. With children of multiple ages and stages this is a wonderful option for me to just print off what pages I need when I need it and bind the notebook myself.

With so many topics to choose from in the Blue series including you are sure to find a worktext for your child. We will definitely be looking to the Blue Series more as we master topics within our homeschool math program. Check out the samples online to find the perfect starting spot for your child. Each Blue Series work text retails between $2.20 to $7.40.

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Company ~ Math Mammoth 
 Product ~ Introductions to Fractions , Measuring 1, and Measuring 2 
 Format ~ PDF Download 
 Price ~ Between $2.20 - $7.40 per worktext 
 Ages ~ topics for grades 1-7

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