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Fancy a game of darts?

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Playing darts is a popular pastime for many people, but did you know that it can also help improve your maths skills? That’s right, playing darts requires a range of mathematical calculations and can be a fun and engaging way to develop your maths abilities. Playing darts with your children can be a great way to spend quality time together while also providing a range of benefits for their physical and mental development

Darts is an excellent game for your child- an educational SUPER-Food!

Don’t do the subtracting for them, of course, let them work it out.

It’s great fun too!

  1. To play darts, you need to add up the scores of your throws. Then you subtract them from the starting score of 501. This requires quick mental arithmetic and can help improve your addition and subtraction skills.
  2. You also often need to multiply your score by a certain number to determine the points you’ve earned. For example, hitting a triple 20 is worth 60 points. This requires knowledge of multiplication tables and can help improve your multiplication skills.
  3. Dart scores are often expressed as fractions or decimals. For example, hitting a single 20 is worth 1/5 of the starting score of 501. This requires an understanding of fractions and decimals, which are important concepts in maths.
  4. Playing darts also requires strategic thinking and an understanding of probability. For example, aiming for certain numbers may be more advantageous than others depending on the current score and the remaining throws. This requires an understanding of probability and can help develop your strategic thinking skills.

It also requires good hand-eye coordination, as you need to aim and throw the dart accurately. This can help children develop their motor skills and coordination, which can be useful in other areas of life, such as sports or writing.


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