{Review} Math Mammoth First Grade


In my homeschool planning over the summer, I struggled to make a decision on what math curriculum to choose for my nephew. He has a budding interest in math and enjoys working on math games. In our years of homeschooling, we have used many well-known math programs. However, I was simply stuck in making a full decision for first grade math.

Thankfully, the Mosaic Reviews team came to my rescue and introduced me to Math Mammoth! This was our first introduction to Math Mammoth and we were pleased to conduct a review of the Math Mammoth Complete Grade 1 Curriculum.

What is included in Math Mammoth Complete Grade 1:
  • Grade 1-A worktext (digital file; 145 pages)
  • Grade 1-B worktext (digital file; 144 pages)
  • Answer Keys
  • Tests
  • Reviews
  • Worksheet generator (to use online)
What we enjoyed about Math Mammoth Grade 1:
  • Everything is included in a nice digital package
  • You can print out the lessons at once or one lesson at a time
  • The packages are affordable
  • You can print the lessons in color or black and white.

What you need to know before purchasing Math Mammoth Grade 1:
  • You will need to prepare to print the programs for use (approx. 290 pages)
  • You can have the curriculum spiral-bound for use or put in a 3-ring binder
  • This curriculum does align with Common Core standards
  • You can access 350 free worksheets to try it out
  • Rainbow Resources carries printed Math Mammoth resources

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Each chapter includes a list of lessons with corresponding pages. Helpful resources on the internet are offered which include fun games and additional activity ideas.

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Each chapter includes detailed instructions on what is covered in the lessons. The instructions are logical and simple to understand.

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Fun math game ideas are included!

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The lessons are engaging and help support conceptualization of abstract concepts.

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Math Mammoth is easy-to-understand and use! I love the flexibility we have in completing the amount of pages that feel right to us for the day. When my nephew is in a math groove, he will complete 3 or more pages at a time. If he needs to spend time on a concept, he may only complete 1 or 2 pages per day. Either way, we do not feel like we are falling behind in the lessons. We complete the lessons at the pace that works well with our learning. The additional online math games and resources provide interactive activities to support the curriculum instruction.

My nephew enjoyed trying out his new Math Mammoth lessons for first grade. He will continue to work through the curriculum for the remainder of the school year. I will plan to post a follow-up review at the end of the year to recap our progress with the curriculum.

Be sure to check out the other Math Mammoth reviews (of all levels) by the Mosaic Reviews team!

Product Details:
Title: Math Mammoth Grade 1 Complete Curriculum (Light Blue Series)
Publisher: Math Mammoth
Format: Digital Download (CD and perfect bound available)
Retail Price: $37.50 full grade set (digital format)

Publisher Description:
Math Mammoth Grade 1 Complete Curriculum is a complete math program for 1st grade. It consists of two student worktexts (A and B), a separate answer key for each, tests, cumulative reviews, and in the download version, an additional worksheet maker (Internet access required) to make extra practice worksheets when needed.


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; chapter 4);
  2. Developing understanding of whole number relationships and place value till 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 first grade are clock to the half hour (chapter 5) and counting coins (chapter 8).


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 fairly long on a topic, with fairly few topics per grade
  • emphasizes mental math and developing number sense
  • very little teacher preparation needed
About Math Mammoth:

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Disclaimer:
I received a complimentary copy of this product from Math Mammoth to help facilitate the writing of a frank and honest review. I was under no obligation to offer a favorable review. All opinions shared about the product are the honest responses of Sharra Badgley. Your results and opinions may vary. Please see my disclosure policy for additional details.

Comments

We reviewed the Blue Series...I'm now wishing we had chosen the Light Blue Series to review for our 1st grade curriculum! :)