NATIONAL MATH CLUB
A national program that gives students in grades 6-8 the opportunity to engage with math in a non-competitive, social environment.
As of 2023, we are welcoming Math Video Challenge participants into the National Math Club as one program. Moving forward, MVC students will be able to explore math through video in the National Math Club and earn recognition through Gold Level Status and the Gold Level Honor Roll.
What's new and improved: 3 new activities, a revamped recognition program, new Gold Level project options, monthly challenges and stickers!
The National Math Club is designed to be flexible so many types of groups can participate. We provide game instructions, math explorations, problem sets and monthly challenges that can be enjoyed by students of all skill levels.
Click the buttons to the left to learn a little more about the 4 different types of activities provided.
Build problem solving and math skills, and can be scaled up or down in difficulty to be accessible to all students. These often do not even feel like math to the players, so they're a great way to reach students who think math is boring or intimidating.
Example: Salute is a fun 3-person card game...and also secretly algebra! Two players face each other and each draw a card without looking at it and place it on their own forehead. A third student, the referee, tells the players the sum or product of their 2 cards. The player who figures out their own card first wins the round.
Go in depth with various math topics and give students the opportunity to collaborate on hands-on and interactive math activities. These are great for students to build their number sense and math literacy in a way that is fun and unintimidating.
Example: A-maze-ing Fractions explores adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing by fractions. Students are given a maze that starts with the number 1. They navigate the maze by choosing paths with various operations (multiply by 1/2, divide by 1/8, etc.) with the goal of getting to the end of the maze with the greatest possible number.
Target specific skills or are themed. These activities are a great way for students to practice specific skills or just to celebrate holidays with unique math problems that are fun to solve.
Example: For our Talk Like a Pirate Day (Sep. 19) problem set, students dress up in their favorite pirate gear and go on a treasure hunt around their school, solving pirate-themed problems like this... "The ratio of pirates to parrots on Captain Sharkface's ship is 3:2. There are 28 parrots on the ship. What is the total number of pirates and parrots combined on Sharkface's ship? Arrrr!"
Five-problem sets each month to keep your students engaged year-round with new content.