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As a homeschool mother of 6 children, math has always been the biggest struggle in our homeschool journey. Three out of five of my children just GET MATH, and the other two require extra assistance.

I grew up doing fair in math, but have absolutely no understanding of the subject. I had an excellent memory in my younger days, so it was easy for me to memorize the rules. The only requirement was to memorize multiplication.

Needless to say, I want more for my children.

## What I look for in a Math Curriculum Homeschool Program

Currently, three of my children are excelling in the Math Mammoth Math Curriculum including my biggest math struggler.

*Math Mammoth Light Blue Series* constitutes a **full elementary mathematics curriculum** for grades 1-7A. *Math Mammoth Blue Series* provides a series that concentrates on a few topics only, such as addition & subtraction, multiplication, clock, fractions, division, geometry, etc.

The Blue series books have the SAME lessons as what you find in the Light Blue. The two series have practically the same lessons, just organized differently:

- Light Blue Series is organized by grade levels
- Blue Series is organized by topics

The Light Blue series has ‘extras’, such as tests, cumulative reviews, and the worksheet makers. Plus, most people do want the grade-level series since it’s easier to plan the school year. People use the topical books from the Blue series for a multitude of purposes, such as to fill in gaps or to supplement some other math curriculum. Some (not many) do use the Blue books also as their only math curriculum.

I love how the author, Maria Miller, designed her products to meet every family’s needs whether you homeschool or your child needs extra practice in a certain topic.

## What Makes Math Mammoth A Success

- It is mastery oriented, concentrating fairly long on one topic, with few topics per grade;
- It focuses on conceptual understanding.
- Visual models and exercises are used a lot.
- The curriculum emphasizes mental math and number sense.
- It is nearly self-teaching for many children, since the explanations of concepts are found in the student worktext. Thus it requires little preparation time from the teacher.

We are using both series right now. My older son is working through the Light Blue Series and my younger sons are using the Blue Series with no complaints.

## What I love about the Math Mammoth Program:

- It’s very
**affordable**for all families. - It’s
**non-consumable**– I can use it for each child and I don’t have to purchase the same curriculum over and over again. - It requires
**no planning**for mom. (Can I hear an AMEN) - It uses
**visuals**that are not too distracting for my ADD children. - It uses
**thought-provoking word problems**in almost every lesson that the children can easily relate to. - It
**reinforces math facts**regularly. - Uses many
**charts**making the lessons interesting **Puzzle Corners**are encouraged in lessons as a challenge – my son’s favorite part of the curriculum.

My absolute favorite aspect of Math Mammoth is that it teaches several **mental math strategies** to help students with learning of math facts. The curriculum emphasizes **number sense:** the ability to break numbers apart and use them flexibly in mental calculations (such as calculating 5 x 27 as 5 x 20 and 5 x 7 or calculating 26 + 19 as 26 + 20, then subtract 1.) This ability has been proven to be the main factor of ensuring students are successful later when studying *algebra*.

I wish I would have learned these shortcuts in my elementary years.

## How Math Mammoth Works for Us

Each child has their own 3 ring binder with their printed math curriculum. I mark the pages with a simple M, Tu, etc. in the beginning of the week. I go over the instructions if needed, but most of the time the lesson has easy to understand instructions and they don’t need my assistance. I grade their work daily at the end of math time. And we repeat the next day. Simple and effective for our family.

It works well for our family because the children know what to do and what I expect. It makes math time enjoyable and less hectic.

## Try Math Mammoth for FREE

You can go to Math Mammoth and download over 300 sample pages, 3 FREE Mammoth books, videos, and an online assessment test. There is an enormous amount of freebies and math information on their website. It’s a great resource for parents.

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## Win It

Math Mammoth wants one of Blessed Beyond a Doubt’s readers to win the entire Light Blue Series (DOWNLOAD version). This is a 162.50 retail value. I will be picking a random winner on August 17th at 12am. Winner will be contacted via email and must respond within 48 hours or another winner will be picked. All entries will be verified.

I bet you didn’t know picking a math curriculum homeschool version could be so easy.

I’d use the light blue with my 2 boys. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

What a fantastic giveaway, thank you! I think the Light Blue series would be best for our family.

The Light Blue Series looks awesome! We will start homeschooling for the first time on 11/3 and we’re still putting together our plan, so this would be a HUGE help. Thanks!

The light Blue series would help tremendously with homeschooling. I need direction and focus by grade level…

I would go with the Light Blue for us!

I would use the Light Blue Series with my twins. I am using Grade 2 with them right now and it is working well so far. This is our first year homeschooling and I would LOVE to win this so we can continue to use Math Mammoth.

Light Blue series would be awesome.

I’d love the light blue series for my 3 girls!

We would use it for both our girls! It looks wonderful!

We would use either for sure! Blue preferred but happy with either!

I would love the Light Blue Series!

I would use light blue.

I’d use the Blue Series for my 2 girls.

Light Blue seems to be the choice for most, and for me, too!- I guess the grade level part means we would like to use this for everyday- not just as a supplement.

We have used a few samples off of the website and really enjoyed them! I wish we could afford to buy the complete curriculum for our three kiddos. I know they will benefit greatly from either the Blue or Light Blue series. Hoping we win! Thanks!!

Light Blue with 4th grade level.

I think the light blue series would be great.

We would love to give Math Mammoth a try…either series would work great for us but if I had to choose I think that by the grade would be the best.

We would use the light blue series. Thanks for the chance and your great site!

I would love to win the Light Blue Series. I have 4 children and if they can work together, and independently that would be great. I like how it is self-paced.

I’d love to try the light blue series.

I think the Blue series would work best for my boys. Our math curriculum works well for us now but having a supplement for when they need it explained a different way.

Thank you for the giveaway opportunity!

Michelle

I’d really love to have the light blue series I’ve been looking at it for quite some time I really love the way she explains number bonds even from the earliest stages of counting I’ve looked at a lot of the samples and have been hoping to purchase it when funds become available. I also love that because it’s digital I can basically pass it down through all four of my kids!

I would use the Light Blue Series for my 2nd grade son.

I think the blue.

I have 7 children that could use the Light Blue Series. My attention is pulled in so many directions that a well laid out program would be GREAT! Thank you for sharing!

I used the Blue Series Multiplication with my oldest child 7 years ago, and just printed it out again last month for my middle child. I have been contemplating switching my youngest to it as well to learn borrowing and carrying.

I would love the Light Blue Series. I have a 4th grader and a Kindergartener.

I think the Blue series would be best right now. I would use it in addition to our current math.

We would use the light blue series bc I have a K, a 2nd grader and a 6th grader. We will definitely be looking into this math curriculum! Thanks!!

The light blue series, for all 3 of my kiddos.

I think the light blue would be more helpful for me to use with my daughter.

Thank you for a wonderful give away. Probably the Light Blue Series would be best at this time although our current math program is pretty topical.

This is an awesome giveaway. I like the Light Blue Series. Having a full math curriculum of this caliber is an asset.

light blue series would be best

I think that the blue light would probably work best. I am entering for my daughter, who will be starting homeschooling with her children this year. Beginning Kindergarten.

I’ve been looking for a good Math curriculum

light blue would probably suit both my kids needs

Thanks for the review.

The light blue series would be perfect for my kiddos. Thanks!

I would like to use the Light Blue Series with my boys 🙂

The Light blue series looks like it would work the best for my kids.

The light blue would work wonderful for my son.

the light blue series would work best I think.

I would need the Light Blue Series.

this is an amazing opportunity to possibly be able to win Math Mammoth. I homeschool my youngest son who is a special needs child and Math is very difficult for him. I would love to win. Thank you for all that you do. 🙂

I’d love to have the light blue series – Math is NOT a favorite here and I’d love to change that.

Light blue series

Multiplication is what we are working on.

I would love blue light for my 3rd graders!

The light blue series would be a blessing for us.

I have 4 kids. My 2 girls are in 1st & 3rd grade level. The light blue would be an excellent guide & also a great aid b/c I often doubt I’m not teaching them all they are required to learn.

The light blue series.

I have a lot of children, and I’m thinking that some would do better with Blue and others would need Light Blue.

the light blue series looks like it might work best for my daughter…………. 🙂

We would love to use the Light Blue Series.

We would use the light blue series!

The light blue would work.

I think my daughter and I would love to use the Light Blue Series.

The light blue series would be a blessing for us next year!!!

We would enjoy the chance to try the light blue series.

That’s a hard one! He loves shapes so Geometry, but for simplicity’s sake (since he’s in Kindy), I guess the elementary series!

My little one is just starting out looks like a good program

The Blue and Light Blue series would be perfect for my kids, especially my oldest who struggles with math.

The light blue series level two would work best for our family.

Would love to give Light Blue Series a try, it would be wonderful for my family!

The light Blue series would work best for my children!

I think the light blue series 1-3 would work with my youngest. Thanks for the opportunity!

I would use the light blue series for my children.

I believe both the light blue and blue series will work for my kids.

We would use the light blue series.

The light blue series would be wonderful for both of my sons.

I have actually almost bought both so either would work for us. Thanks.

I’d use the light blue series!

I think the light blue series would work for us, but I don’t know yet….we are transitioning to homeschool in January and I’ve got TONS of research to do! I have 4 children in grades 2-8 and a baby. Thank you for your site and posting so many useful things!!

My three boys are spaced apart, so a curriculum that we could use over again for the younger ones would be ideal.

I would like to use the light blue series for my daughters.

I have been looking for a math system for my daughter, winning this one would be a great blessing.

I think we would do best using the light blue series, but would be happy trying out either one:)

What a wonderful giveaway! Looks like light blue here also, she is just learning addition. Good luck all~

I’m using the blue series right now but I would love to have the light blue.

The light blue series would be great for my daughter. Still trying to find a good math program for her. I pray I win!

Looks like the lite blue series is the winner!

The light blue edition would work best for my family; thanks!

I would love to use this for my kindergartener and my 7th grader!!! Thanks for the giveaways! They are great!!!

My children and I have always struggled over math.

Light blue would be best for us. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Math Mammoth is a great Math curriculum. Thanks for the give-away chance!

The light blue series would be great for our four kiddos. Thanks for this opportunity.

I am very intrigued! I teach Kindergarten and would love to have this as an extra supplement. I know my students and I would benefit! I also would love to try this out with my son who has struggled in Math since Kindergarten. I have always loved Math, however my son, not so much. He has had – extra help, Math tutor, after school with Math teacher, you name it. He also has ADHD and after reading your comments, I would love to see if this would help him better understand Math and hopefully, develop at least a ‘like’ of Math. Thank you for all your ideas and sharing. Hope to win! Even if I don’t, I would like to look further into this curriculum. Might be useful for the future since my son has just started high school.

Light blue!

Probably the light blue, but the blue series would help fill in blanks for my older kiddos.

Like the blue series… but they both would be helpful!!

The light blue series would work great for our son!

The light blue would work better.

The light blue series would work for my daughter. Thanks!

I think light blue would work great for one of my children and the Blue for the other.

I would use the light blue series

The light blue series would be perfect for our family.

The light blue series would work best.

I would like the light blue because my brain functions better when it is organized by grade levels.

I like the fact that the light blue is not tied to “grades”, but I like the extras that come with the blue. I would probably get the light blue though.

OOps, got those backwards. I would get the blue, since it isn’t based on grade level.

Thank you so very much for the chance to win.

I have three yahoos to teach. Light blue would be terrific!

I find it funny I had never heard of Math Mammoth until yesterday and then tonight I see this review. I really appreciate how thorough it is. I also appreciate a chance to win the product. I think the light blue series would be the best bet for us.

The light blue sounds awesome. Would love to use it with my third grader.

I would use Light blue series. Thanks for the opportunity.

i will be looking for a new math curriculum soon for next year. Math Mammoth is on my short list. I haven’t decided which series yet…but probably light blue series.

I think that I would like the light blue series, mostly because I think the worksheet maker would be extremely helpful in reviewing concepts.

What an awesome giveaway! i would love the Light Blue series for my kiddos. Thanks!

Light blue would be perfect for my three!

I would say light blue looks good for us.

I would go with the Light Blue series

Just wondering if I missed the winner being announced? Thanks!!!

light blue for sure!

Light blue for us. Currentlybworking with our three kids. This would be an amazing help to us, thank you for the opportunity!

I would to try this program with my 3 kids!

I would love the light blue series

I would love to try the light blue set!!! This is our first year homeschooling. Sadly, my children fell behind in the public school system. We decided to homeschool but now have to play catch up and ANYTHING guided would be greatly appreciated.

The light blue series would be perfect for our kiddo!! Thank you!

I would use the Light Blue Series. Thank you for the chance!

I’ve been looking for a good curriculum for my 1st and 3rd graders who are not that fond of math and this looks great! I would like the light blue series :).

Thank you for entering us in a chance to win Blue Mammoth. We are doing abecka 6th grade, and I think a new math would be great to try.

Light Blue!

would love the rest of this series

The light blue series.

The light blue series would be perfect for my family, thank you for the giveaway!

I would love to try this out with my kids, especially my 8 year old son. Math isn’t his favorite subject but this might help him.

Would love to try it.

Would like to try the blue series.

Currently looking for a math curriculum. Glad to hear it is working for you

We’d use the light blue series

I think the Light Blue series would work best for us. 🙂

I’d use the light blue series for my 4 kids! This is such a great giveaway! Thank you!!

Light blue but possibly either.

I homeschool 6 children and I am always looking for a smoother approach to math! This is looking interesting!

I like the light blue series. I have been struggling to find a good math cirriculm i would love to try this

I would love this! I think I’d prefer the light blue series

Hi, this is our second year homeschooling & we’re still figuring things out. The Light Blue series would be a tremendous blessing for my daughter. Thank you for the opportunity, God bless you!

I’d like to try this out as I’ve heard such great things about it! Thank you for the opportunity!

The Light blue series would work for my little girl. Thanks for this great opportunity– I have heard of these great books!

Very helpful! I’m new at homeschooling my two second graders….very challenging and blessed first week. I appreciate the encouragement and helpful tips I find in these blogs. Thanks you.

would want the blue series

light blue series

We already use the Blue Series. The confidence it has built in my kiddos is tremendous. I would love the Light Blue Series.

Stacie

I’m new to homeschool and am finding everything very overwhelming. With that said I would be interested in the light blue series. Thank you for your review. I found it very helpful.

Thank you for the wonderful review and this amazing opportunity! We would love to try Math Mammoth with our 6 daughters.

I would love to try the blue series with my oldest child.

Both series would help us so much as math is tricky for my son with cerebral palsy due to working memory issues. I do not enjoy math but I want my son to know how important numbers are in his everyday world. It would be nice to have books that he could read and visuals to help him understand .

The Light blue series would be great for my daughter. Thank you.

The light blue series would work for me!

I am homeschooling a 7th and 5th grader. The light blue series would work well for us.

The Light Blue Series would be best for our family! Great Math Curriculum!

I think I would go for the Blue Series

My granddaughter has struggled in math every year in school. This has effected her confidence and self-esteem. She is in the 5th grade and I would love to use the light blue series with her and my younger granddaughter who is in 1st grade.

I think the light blue series would work great for my children. I hope I get a chance to try these out.

We would LOVE a full all ready to go math curriculum!I would love to not have to make my own, again. Thank you for the opportunity!

The Light blue series would be a good fit for us. Would love to have a chance to try this.

The light blue series would be perfect for us!

I would like to use the light blue math mammoth with my sixth grader.

Id like the light blue series