Exploring maths with friends and peers
Growing playful attitudes to maths
Building Communities of Maths Learners
You might think that meeting to do maths can’t offer much of a fulfilling social opportunity. At Maths Explorers, we know it absolutely can – when we create a ‘club’ atmosphere! We’ve run our clubs with children and adults in this social way for years now, making an activity-based maths meet-up the anchor point upon which social learning around the practice of maths skills & understanding has been built.
The social dynamic of our clubs naturally has to adapt and change when we’re online, however, we see the potentials for exploring maths together online as not necessarily worse or better than in-person meet-ups, only different.
Poetic licence allows the artist in us to break the rules of language so as to say or discover something new.
The mathematician in us can play with mathematical techniques and ideas in just this way too.
Every one of us has a mathematician inside of us, just as we have an artist, a writer, a scientist…. every one of us can become an even better mathematician.
Our clubs encourage students to relax, play around and tinker with maths ideas, building curiosity and subject knowledge along the way.
Thanks in large part to the support and inspiration we have received from our local south London community, families and charities & from mathematicians and maths educators wider afield, we have been able to grow and share our maths ethos with a much wider network of families. This support has also propelled our efforts in widening access and participation to enriching maths experiences for some of our most vulnerable and marginalised community residents, forging relationships and trust upon which we hope even greater things can happen one day. We look forward to developing new possibilities which can continue to inspire, connect and build our next generation of mathematical thinkers and learners. Thank you for taking a look at our page!
Practice is really important. Many times in life, we’ll want to wear our mathematician’s hat really well. To do this, practising how to play with maths patterns, learning how to spot them and manoeuvre them better and better is key – and it’s a lifelong skill we can invest in.
In our clubs, we’ll learn how to play as well as practise maths together. We hope that what may begin as two distinct approaches to maths in our students’ minds, will eventually converge as one and the same thing, drawing out deeper enjoyment and success with their future maths journeys.
“I could do these challenges all day!”
“I just kept saying this is impossible, it’s impossible…
…and then it wasn’t! I don’t say anything’s impossible anymore”
If you would like more information or to sign up for a free trial or a term of clubs, please click the button below and we’ll be in touch!
Children usually join clubs in roughly similar age bands, for example 7-9 (year 3/4) or 9-11 (year 5/6). However, decisions on age groupings tend to be more to do with children’s prior interest and experience with maths, rather than strictly by age, year groups or ability.
If you would prefer your child to join a year group younger or older than their academic year, please just get in touch with us for a quick chat, it usually isn’t a problem at all depending on their prior maths experience already
The cost is £8/child/club with discounts available for siblings.
Payment is usually requested in advance for 6 or 12 week blocks. However, if at any stage you need to withdraw from the clubs, you are refunded for anything left on your account.