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Mammoths



Mammuthus primigenius
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Scientific Classification
  Kingdom Animalia
  Phylum Chordata
  Class Mammalia
  Order Proboscidea
  Family Elephantidae
  Genus Mammuthus
Mammoths were a genus of herbivores closely related to modern animals. Their were a variety of different species that lived during the Pliocene epoch, from about 4.8 million years ago, until as recently as 3,700 years ago.

There were a number of different species of Mammoths. Some of the better known species are:
  • Probably the best known species of Mammoth is the Tundra Mammoth, Mammuthus primigenius, which is informally known as the "Woolly Mammoth". They were covered in thick shaggy hair, which was upper to 3 feet (1 meter) long, a wool-like undercoat, and 3 inch (8 centimeter) layer of fat under the skin all of which helped to protect them from the cold environments. These mammoths lived in northern North America, Europe and Asia, and the last surving population is believed to have survived until 1700 BCE in Wrangel Island, Russia.

  • The Steppe Mammoth, Mammuthus trogontherii lived in steppe and tundra areas of Eurasia between about 600,000 and 370,000 years ago. It stood 15 feet (4.7 meters) tall at the shoulder and had spiral shaped tusks. It is believed to have been ancestral to, and eventually have been displaced by, Mammuthus primigenius, the Woolly Mammoth.

  • The Imperial Mammoth, Mammuthus imperator, lived in California and New Mexico, between about 4.6 million and 17,000 years ago. The Imperial Mammoth's tusk was one of the larger Mammoths, and is not believed to have had a thick fur coat. It is recognizable by the fact that its tusks curve to overlap.

    Mammuthus imperator
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Mammoths Timeline:



Mammoths were herbivorous (plant-eating) mammals that lived between 4.8 million and 3,700 years ago

Mammoths were herbivorous (plant-eating) mammals that lived between 4.8 million and 3,700 years ago


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How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth: A Picture Book
By Michelle Robinson

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Released: 2014-01-21
Hardcover (32 pages)

How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth: A Picture Book
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Things can get a bit messy when you try to wash a woolly mammoth. Follow this step-by-step guide to successfully clean up your hairy friend. Be forewarned! A mammoth's tummy is terribly tickly.

Young readers and parents alike will appreciate this hilarious bath time adventure.

Math Mammoth Grade 3-A Worktext
By Maria Miller

Math Mammoth
Paperback (186 pages)
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Math Mammoth Grade 3-A is the student worktext for the first half of grade 3 mathematics studies, as part of the Math Mammoth Grade 3 curriculum. It covers addition and subtraction topics, the multiplication concept, multiplication tables, clock, and money.

Please note that this particular book has grayscale (or black-and-white) interior pages.

Math Mammoth Grade 4-A Worktext
By Maria Miller

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Math Mammoth Grade 4-A is the student worktext for the first half of grade 4 mathematics studies, as part of the Math Mammoth Grade 4 curriculum. It covers addition, subtraction, patterns, graphs, large numbers, multi-digit multiplication, time, and measuring.

Please note that this particular book is the version with grayscale (or black-and-white) interior pages.

Math Mammoth Grade 2-A Worktext
By Maria Miller

Math Mammoth
Paperback (160 pages)

Math Mammoth Grade 2-A Worktext
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Math Mammoth Grade 2-A student worktext covers some review of 1st grade math, reading the clock, addition and subtraction facts within 18, adding two-digit numbers, geometry topics, and fractions. It is meant for the first half of grade 2. This student worktext contains both the necessary instruction and the problems & exercises (the 'text' & and the 'work'; thus a "worktext"), and is fairly self-teaching. The curriculum meets and exceeds the Common Core standards. This is the full-color version; in other words, the inside pages are in full color. Please note this is a student worktext and does not contain answers.

Math Mammoth Grade 5-A Worktext
By Maria Miller

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Paperback (214 pages)

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Math Mammoth Grade 5-A is the student worktext for the first half of grade 5 mathematics studies, as part of the Math Mammoth Grade 5 curriculum. It covers the four operations with whole numbers, large numbers & place value, problem solving, and all decimal arithmetic.

Please note that this particular book is the version with grayscale (or black-and-white) interior pages.

Math Mammoth Grade 1-A Worktext
By Maria Miller

Math Mammoth
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Math Mammoth Grade 1-A (Light Blue Series) student worktext teaches the concepts of addition, subtraction, and place value with two-digit numbers. It is meant for the first half of grade 1. This student worktext contains both the necessary instruction and the problems & exercises (the 'text' & and the 'work'; thus a "worktext"), and is fairly self-teaching. The curriculum is aligned to the Common Core standards. This is the full-color version; in other words, the inside pages are in full color. Please note this is a student worktext and does not contain answers.

Woolly Mammoths (Ice Age Animals)
By Melissa Higgins

Capstone Press
Paperback (24 pages)

Woolly Mammoths (Ice Age Animals)
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Tusks over 10 feet long made woolly mammoths intimidating ice age animals. Awesome illustrations accompany carefully leveled text about food, habitat, behavior, and extinction, bringing woolly mammoths to life like never before.
Math Mammoth Grade 1-B Worktext
By Miller Maria

Math Mammoth
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Math Mammoth Grade 1-B Worktext is the student book for the latter half of grade 1 mathematics studies. It covers addition and subtraction facts, telling time to the half hour, measuring, adding and subtracting two-digit numbers, and counting coins. The "worktext" means it contains both the instruction ("text") and the exercises for the student ("work"). This curriculum is aligned to the Common Core Standards. This is the full-color version; in other words, the inside pages are in full color. Please note this book does not contain an answer key.

Math Mammoth Grade 4-B Worktext
By Maria Miller

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Math Mammoth Grade 4-B is the student worktext for the second half of grade 4 mathematics studies, as part of the Math Mammoth Grade 4 curriculum. It covers the following topics: division, factoring, geometry, fractions, and decimals.

   

This particular book is the version with gray-scale (or black-and-white) interior pages.

Note: This is the 2018 edition, where chapter 6 (geometry) has been revised.

Math Mammoth Grade 7-A Worktext
By Maria Miller

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Math Mammoth Grade 7-A Worktext
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Math Mammoth Grade 7-A is the student worktext for the first half of grade 7 mathematics studies, as part of Math Mammoth Grade 7 curriculum.

Please note that this particular book is the version with grayscale (or black-and-white) interior pages.

The curriculum meets and exceeds the Common Core Standards (CCS) for grade 7. It exceeds it because we study linear equations in more depth than required in grade 7 CCS.

We start out with an introduction to basic algebra, which is in many ways a review of the same topics from 6th grade. The first chapter reviews the order of operations, the concepts of an expression and equation, and the distributive property. Students learn about the commutative and associative properties of addition and multiplication, and they simplify expressions that don't involve negative numbers.

In chapter 2, we study integers and their operations in detail. Again, some of this is review from 6th grade, and some of it is new. The four operations of integers are explained with the help of two visual models: the number-line and counters, hopefully providing an intuitive understanding of the processes. Students need to be able to add, subtract, multiply, and divide integers when they learn to solve equations in chapter 3. In the end of the chapter students also learn about negative fractions.

The lesson about distance contains a formula that may look unfamiliar to the teacher. You can find the distance between two integers by taking the absolute value of their difference. In symbols, the distance between a and b is | a − b | . The idea behind the formula is simple, though, and most people use that idea instinctively without knowing about the formula. For example, how far apart from each other are 14 and 92? To solve that mentally, we find their difference, but we take that difference in a positive sense. In other words, we do not calculate 14 − 92 = −78 and state that the distance is negative 78 units, but instead, we say the distance is 78 units because distance is always positive. The absolute value takes care of that: it turns any negative quantity into a positive one.

In the next chapter (chapter 3) students study simple one-step equations. They already know the basics of how to solve this type of equations from 6th grade, but this time we use negative numbers in them.

Chapter 4 is titled Rational Numbers, which are simply fractions and certain decimals, so the student is already very familiar with them. The goal of the chapter is to be able to add, subtract, multiply, and divide both positive and negative fractions and decimals. We also solve simple equations involving fractions and decimals and learn about scientific notation and complex fractions.

The last chapter in part 7-A focuses on linear equations. The student learns to solve various types of linear equations and practices using those in simple word problems. We study linear inequalities but not to the same depth as linear equations. Lastly, the student graphs linear equations and is introduced to the concept of slope, which is the steepness of a line. The student will continue studying these topics with more details in an Algebra 1 Course.



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