The 99 Club is a great way for children to improve their mental maths skills, particularly their recall of multiplication and division facts.
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.
All pupils will begin at the 11 Club and work their way up, having one opportunity per week during one of their maths lessons to answer all calculations at their current level unaided and within the allotted time of five minutes.
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. After the 99 club there are also decimal, fraction and percentage clubs to challenge children further.