ClubMaths™ activities are designed for secondary mathematics teachers who need quality extension or enrichment materials, or who are looking for rich mathematical tasks. Each activity is on a well-researched mathematical theme and includes materials ready for use with pupils.
Unlike traditional sources of material, each issue of ClubMaths™ is self-contained and includes comprehensive support for the teacher in the form of four pages of Teacher’s Notes.
Teachers are using ClubMaths™ to raise standards of achievement and to strengthen and develop the teaching of mathematics, for example with a maths club or for Gifted & Talented provision. The rich tasks may also be used as extension or enrichment material in the normal mathematics classroom.
ClubMaths™ activities are available as digital downloads in PDF format—ideal for printing or interactive whiteboard use.
A sample problem appears below. Visit the ClubMaths™ Gallery to see further samples of the activities and notes.
“Being a language, mathematics may be used not only to inform but also, among other things, to seduce.”—Benoit Mandelbrot
Each ClubMaths issue is packaged as a single PDF file and includes:
You can see full-page samples of the activities and notes by going to the ClubMaths™ Gallery:
As an example to show what ClubMaths™ activities are like, here is one of the problems from an issue of ClubMaths™.
From ClubMaths™ 10: Symmetry Patterns | |
Find the smallest number of counters that need to be added to create a pattern with a line of symmetry. |
The activities are designed to be suitable for pupils aged 11 to 14, but teachers also use them in the mathematics classroom with other age groups, as maths enrichment or extension materials.
Many of the tasks are investigative in nature so that ClubMaths™ activities work well with pupils of varying abilities. Some of the tasks involve ideas of proof and all are a valuable resource for those learning the art of problem solving.
In each issue the tasks are graded in difficulty, which helps to ensure that there is something accessible to all.
Of course, a lot depends on the age and ability of the pupils. Most users find that there is enough material in the activities themselves to last for two sessions, sometimes more.
In addition the topics are rich in possibilities and include ideas and suggestions for follow-up activities in the Teacher's Notes, so that more can be gained from each issue.
Shape, Dissection
Spatial, Combinatorics
Spatial, Logic
Strategy, Logic
Logic
Spatial, Shape
Spatial, Logic
Number
Shape, 3D
Spatial, Logic
Spatial, Logic
Shape, Combinatorics
Number
Strategy
Spatial
Shape, Combinatorics
Spatial
Shape, Combinatorics
Shape, 3D
Number
Shape, Dissection
Spatial, Logic, Combinatorics
Spatial, Combinatorics
Shape, Tiling, Combinatorics
Spatial, Logic, Strategy
Spatial, Combinatorics, Strategy
Number, Fractions
Logic
Shape, 3D
Number, Logic
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“Whenever I use the ClubMaths materials in class I have a very good response – they are accessible to all initially and lead to lots of good discussion.”
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“I like these a lot, and I will definitely be using them in my Inter Tutor Group Challenge.
They are accessible to all levels of ability, and can be either practical – with real matchsticks, or done by drawing, which is great.”
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“I used the material today with a group of talented year 7, 8 and 9 pupils who appeared to enjoy it very much. Thank you.”
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