Maths clubs raise the profile of maths as a subject, they increase engagement and show children that maths can be playful, exciting and full of wonder. Holding a weekly maths club lets us take off our curriculum jacket and work more informally with children while engaging them in a variety of activities for mathematical sense-making.
Joining a maths club is voluntary, but pupils throughout your school should be encouraged to enrol so they can experience learning in different ways. Working with peers from other classes and year groups helps children share ideas and cultivate their mathematical development.
Positive attitudes are associated with higher levels of maths achievement and maths clubs have the potential to really make a difference by feeding these attitudes back into regular lessons. An effective maths club can help interest in maths spread.