The National Math Club
Club Registration is Open Now!
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 National Math Club in a Nutshell
The National Math Club is free and designed to be flexible so many types of groups can participate. We provide game instructions, math explorations and problem sets that can be enjoyed by students of all skill levels. We even provide a Club Leader Calendar with a suggested structure for the year to make planning easy for club leaders.
A Typical Program Year
Groups register in the fall and club leaders receive the Club Kit, which includes pencils, 2 decks of cards and a Club Leader Guide with information about how to achieve Silver and Gold Level for additional recognition. Club leaders also receive free online access to over 40 games, math explorations and problem sets.
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 starting 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 $200 prize drawing (20 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 $300 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 $300 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 resources are created every fall.