Thursday, November 17, 2011

Math Mammoth - Make it Real Learning Math

As part of the TOS Homeschool Crew, I have had to opportunity to review for Math Mammoth in the past.  You can read that review here. This year when speaking with Maria Miller, the creator of Math Mammoth, she shared that she was carrying a product line this year called Make It Real Learning  by Frank C Wilson.  So this year, my review is covering 4 products in this program.

Fractions, Percents, and Decimals II - for grades 6-11. $4.99

Sets, Probability, and Statistics I - for grades 6-10. $4.99

Linear Functions I - for algebra 1 and algebra 2. $4.99

Linear Functions II - for algebra 1 and algebra 2. $4.99

What is the one thing that most students ask when it comes to math class? When am I ever going to use this? Make it Real Learning makes the purpose of math very clear, by giving them real life situations and showing them how to put the math they are using in the classroom into action.

This is such  a wonderful skill to show your children. I know that my children do not LOVE math, so showing them the purpose of math is key to their success. And Make it Real Learning makes that happen.

In Fractions, Percents and Decimals II, which is geared for grades 6 - 11 your children are going to put those skills to use in figuring; temperature conversions, figuring housing costs, real estate investing, sales tax changes and much more!

Sets, Probability and Statistics 1, geared for 6- 10th grade, your student will look at snack foods, fast food restaurant items, license plates and phone numbers, to name a few, to learn how Sets, Probability and Statistics applies to everyday life!

In Linear Functions I and II, which is designed for students taking Algebra 1 & 2, your student  will put to use these skills while figuring the best cell phone plan, figuring income increase rates, in order to still qualify for government nutrition programs, calculating carbohydrates for diabetics and much more.

As you can see, by using these workbooks, your students will get hands on experience with math in real life! Each of these E-books  are 46 pages and would be considered supplemental, rather than a full curriculum.  However, for my children they did help to cement the skills they were covering in their main curriculum.

To check out the full line of Make it Real Learning and Math Mammoth products visit their website.  As usual, don't forget to hop on over to the crew blog to see what my crew mates have to say about Math Mammoth!


**Note, I was provided free copies of the items describe in the review, for the purpose of sharing my honest opinion. No other compensation was offered or received.  Opinions stated here, do not constitute a guarantee of service or outcome.**

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