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Math Club is a bunch of people getting together to play with math.
You might play games that use math, or use math to create works of art, or make up puzzles and riddles that use math as part of the solution.


Find a time and place to meet. You should invite anybody who can be counted on for a good time. Bring your favorite games and have some fun.

* You could play checkers, dominoes, backgammon, cribbage, any card game, any dice game, or any game that involves keeping score.

* You can make paper airplanes and have a contest to see which ones fly farthest or stay aloft the longest.

* You can have members of your community come and show you how they use math for their jobs and for their hobbies.

* You could make math crafts, explore with pattern blocks or tangrams, or make your own math puzzle pieces.

(There are lots more ideas! These are just a few to get you started.)


Start asking people who care about children:

* Your school principal or local library may provide a space for your club.

* Math teachers may share their fun ideas.

* Friends and neighbors may donate their favorite games.

* Local community members may share their talent with your club.

Look online for good ideas, like those found on Math Cats.

Once you start looking, you will see Math Club resources everywhere you go.


Math Cats would like to thank Roxanne Mushrall for sharing these Math Club ideas. She is a math-loving mom who started a great Math Club in Alaska. Please check back here in a few weeks, because we'll be adding more ideas for math club activities.

If you start a Math Club, please write to us to tell us how it is going and what you are doing! We would love to hear your ideas!
Please drop a note to Prime Cat below. Or you may write to Roxanne Mushrall to share ideas or ask questions about Math Club.

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