Are you a newly appointed math club moderator? Or a pro looking for new tricks and activities?
I've been there, and realized that I wanted to start a collection of some of the activity ideas that would be great to share with the club when we have some time.
Here are some that I have created, discovered, or stumbled across online (ALL FREE!)
This way, we can have them all in one place for when we need to fill a full math club block or just a few minutes at the end or beginning of the meeting.
These are mainly for middle school and early high school students. Hopefully these groups of kids will already have an interest in math and be excited to jump in to some of these!
- writing an expression to represent the problem
- combining like terms
Here is the trick/problem and explanation.
Even you might be surprised if you haven't done this before!
Play kukuro here.
Pi Shape Puzzle
Here is the link for the Pi Shape Puzzle.
This is a perfect mix of math history and a higher level look at the concepts behind place value and digits. It will challenge even your high schoolers to try to approach numeric systems with different bases.
This free hands-on exploration pack has everything you need.
Million Dollar Problem
Here's the problem...
...and the pennies
Here is a wonderful setup for starting the handshake problem with your group.
Download printable brain warm-ups here.