We are releasing the resources we have developed for maths club sessions. The Fully Prepared resources were piloted in three schools in 2021 and have since used in numerous other schools. These sessions have been successfully used with year 7 and 8 students of all ability levels, aimed at helping students have fun with mathematics. We have since added a number of other resources, called Teacher Mediated which need a bit more preparation than the fully prepared ones. We also have a folder Take It Further in which we will put other materials that we have trialled and could be used for Maths Clubs. Click here to go straight to the link to the resources.

1. Fully Prepared 

As the title suggests, these are fully prepared with slides, full guidance notes with example scripts where useful, and resources for photocopying. They are particularly suitable if you are starting a new club. 

  • First Series
  • flexagons
  • codes and ciphers
  • tricks
  • puzzles
  • Pencil and Paper Games
  • 7 Mathematical Games

The first three of the First Series come with

  1. a Powerpoint presentation
  2. a set of teacher notes outlining the preparation needed, an example script, and ideas for adaptation and extension
  3. photocopiable resources, where needed

(The fourth session used puzzles from the Liverpool Fun Maths Roadshow, a set of 350 puzzle problems suitable for years 1 to 13, available in English and Welsh from http://livmathssoc.org.uk/FunMathsRoadshow/ for a charge. No presentation is needed and they provide instructions for using their materials.)

The Games can be presented (using the ubiquitous Powerpoint) with full instructions and a slide/slides for each game about its mathematical aspects. Boards for printing are available where required.

2. Teacher Mediated

These have everything you need but are somewhat less supported than the Fully Prepared, lacking teacher notes for example. There are, perhaps, more suitable for established clubs or classes.

  • Calendar Dates
  • Möbius Strip
  • Stretch and Bend
  • Voronoi Pattern Abstractions

3. Take It Further

So far, this has details about the Liverpool Maths Society puzzles, which are well worth considering. We will be adding to this folder and also hope that you might offer resources that we can add too!

The resources are available here (you will need your registration password to access the resources).