African Maths Initiative

Sharing Initiatives in Maths Education

Maths Clubs in Secondary Schools

The AMI Maths Camps have proved very successful at changing students’ attitudes towards maths. In many cases, this has led to a marked increase in student performance in mathematics as well as in other subjects. Typically not more than 4 students come from a single school, and students have often expressed wishes that the ideas from the Maths Camps could be shared with their classmates back at school.

This initiative aims to work closely with a select number of schools who had students attend AMI Maths Camps. By supporting existing maths clubs in schools, maths camp style activities can be done in school with the aim of also changing attitudes and performance in mathematics and related subjects.

So far we have visited four schools regularly to run acclivities for the maths club. During the later visits, activities were left with the students with the aim being that students can work on activities as a group, if they are provided with good resources. With enough resources, this provides sustainability to the maths clubs, because external input is not necessary for the maths club to run regularly.

A set of activities and resources for maths clubs have been developed, and further monitoring visits will be made to schools to evaluate the resource material before extending the initiative to more school across Kenya and in other countries where Maths Camps have been held.

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The following people worked on this initiative

Zach Mbasu, James Musyoka, Thomas Mawora, David Stern,

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