The National Math Club
Club Registration for Returning Club Leaders Is Open Now!
Regular Registration Opens August 2019
Thank you for creating a club atmosphere where my students can enjoy playing together and improving their math skills. This was time very well-spent.-club leader (anonymous survey)
Learn more about this program and register at the links below:
Local Program Information, including the list of 2019-2020 Registered Clubs and 2019-2020 Silver & Gold Level Clubs (coming soon!)
The Club Games in a Nutshell
The National Math Club is free and designed to be flexible so many types of groups can participate. The primary resource, given to all educators who register for this free program, is the Club in a Binder with math games. Club games are designed to last 30-90 minutes (depending on the group) so every game can be used for 1-2 club meetings.
The outside of every game (in light red) contains everything you need to play, and the inside (in light blue) contains extension ideas and a mini math lesson.
- Every game can be played and explained by anyone...no math background required!
- Every game includes an optional mini math lesson, which explores the math used in the game.
- Every game works for clubs of all sizes...whether you have 4 or 200 students in your club!
- Every game can be played with everyday materials like playing cards, 6-sided dice and paperclips. Games that use dice and cards also can be played using the free MATHCOUNTS Club App.
- Every game is scalable, meaning it can be made more or less challenging to meet the needs of many students.
A Typical Program Year
Groups register in the fall and club leaders receive what we call a Club in a Binder, which includes awesome math games, as well as information about how to achieve Silver and Gold Level for additional recognition. Club leaders also receive free online access to games and the MATHCOUNTS Club App.
Club leaders run math club meetings with students throughout the year. The National Math Club is designed to be very flexible so different types of groups of all sizes can participate. Clubs must consist of at least 4 U.S. students in grades 6-8 who have regular, in-person meetings, but the specific number of math club meetings and frequency are determined by the club leader. As many students who are interested in the program can participate in a group's club meetings.
Clubs that meet a minimum of 5 times during the program year can achieve Silver Level Status, usually in February. If a club applies for and earns Silver Level Status by the deadline the group will earn a pennant, MATHCOUNTS pencils, recognition certificates and entry into a $250 prize drawing (10 winners selected).
Clubs that complete a creative, collaborative project can achieve Gold Level Status, usually in March. If a club applies for and earns Gold Level Status by the deadline the group will earn a banner, MATHCOUNTS pencils, entry into a $500 prize drawing (5 winners selected) and entry into the Grand Prize Drawing (1 winner selected).
The club leader and 4 students from the club that wins the Grand Prize Drawing attend the National Competition, which takes place in May. These individuals get an all-expenses-paid trip to attend this event as honored guests. The club also receives a $500 gift card and all other Gold Level prizes.
Club registration is open through June so educators who want to run a math club during a summer program can register. New games are created every fall.