The 99 Club is an extra-curricular club which aims to raise standards in mathematics through encouraging pupils to improve their mental calculations when attempting quick-fire multiplication and division problems.
The idea is that with repeated practice, the scheme should result in increased speed and confidence when tackling mental maths problems without relying on written workings and methods.
Children start with the 11 Club in which they practise doubling up to 10. When they get all 11 questions correct in the 11 club they will move on to the 22 club. Children can therefore move through the programme at their own pace. The programme goes up to the 99 club in which children have to answer 99 multiplication and division questions correctly, unaided and within the allotted time of five minutes.
The full breakdown of The 99 Club levels is as follows:
11 Club - 11 questions involving doubling numbers from one to ten
22 Club - 22 questions involving repeated addition of numbers from one to ten
33 Club - 33 questions introducing the 2x, 3x, 5x and 10x tables
44 Club - 44 questions adding the 1x, 4x and 6x tables
55 Club - 55 questions adding the 7x and 8x tables
66 Club - 66 questions adding the 9x, 11x and 12x tables
77 Club - 77 questions consisting of inverse division facts
88 Club - 88 questions of mixed multiplication and division facts
99 Club - 99 questions of mixed multiplication and division facts
The ultimate challenge is to complete all 99 questions of the 99 Club unaided, with no errors and within five minutes!
The 99 Club is not designed for the Foundation Stage, but if staff feel that children are ready to attempt it, they will be given the opportunity to enter the 11 Club!
Sheets are available to download below for pupils to practise their level at home. You can support your child by finding out which level they are working at and helping them to practise the relevant times tables.
Staff and parents are of course welcome to have a go too!
Click on the links below to download your 99 Club practice sheets!