|Rationale||Club Foci||Learning programme design|
|Current clubs||Maths club development programme|
After-school Mathematics Clubs hold the potential for increasing student opportunity to learn and enrich their mathematical experiences in ways that are free from curriculum and assessment driven teaching practices. As part of the work of the SANC project over the last five years we haved rolled mathematics clubs to a range of primary school learners. Since 2012 the project has run 26 clubs for over 284 grade 2 to 5 learners and have supported another 16 clubs outside the immediate project.
The clubs are conceptualised as supportive inquiry communities where sense making, active mathematical engagement and participation, and mathematical confidence building are foregrounded. Individual, pair and small group interactions with mentors are the dominant practices with few whole class interactions.
These are some of the features of the clubs:
Read more about the club rationale in the context of out-of-school time programmes: Maths clubs as examples of out-of-school time programmes
During the establishment of the clubs in 2012 and beyond, we have found that the clubs focus had been on:
With additional funding from the VESTAS Empowerment Fund, Debbie and other colleagues are currently running 3 clubs a week at 3 local schools, ranging from Grade 3 to 6.
Maths clubs are also running once a week at 5 local after-care centres. These are faciliated by the centres' own staff but supported by the SANC project.
Last Modified: Mon, 05 Sep 2016 10:18:13 SAST