Crackerjack Maths School Club offers an opportunity for children to practise their existing mathematical skills in a fun and exciting environment. We do this by demonstrating how maths is used in different professions by using fancy-dress and relevant activities. For example, we could be helping athletes work out the elapsed time from one lap to another, or we may direct our attention to aiding a pilot’s journey by working out their destination’s coordinates!
Focusing on a different profession each week allows us to recap and consolidate a wide variety of national curriculum objectives. Whilst increasing children’s enjoyment of this all-important subject we use real-life applications to help bring the practical use of maths to the fore.
By using fancy-dress, lots of kinaesthetic activities and a range of independent and team tasks we are able to inspire children and make them eager to learn more.
IS IT FOR ALL ABILITIES?
Yes, we aim to make our club as enjoyable as possible, which for those able mathematicians is a great chance to encourage their love of maths. However, it is also a good opportunity to show those reluctant or struggling mathematicians that maths can be exciting, whilst simultaneously providing valuable practise in a fun and supportive environment.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Our clubs are run as 10-week courses, scheduled on a weekly basis throughout the school term. Each set of 10 sessions are tailored to a specific year group and will be covering key national curriculum objectives in tandem with their school work.
We require the club to be booked by a school member of staff. Therefore if you are a parent and would like our club at your child’s school please encourage the teachers to get in contact!
Before-school, during lunchtime or after-school, Monday-Friday, Winter, Spring or Summer term.
Up to 12 children per course.
Year groups 3 and 4