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This resource begins by considering how the dartboard and the game of darts, can be used in practising arithmetic. Students are asked to consider the different ways each score1 to 60 can be achieved using a single dart. Students are asked to find the maximum and minimum score achievable with 1, 2 and 3 darts.

The third section considers the geometry of the dartboard, giving diameters of each of the rings and from this requires students to find the area of different parts of the board and hence the total area available to the player to attain certain scores. This leads to work on probability.

There is resource material for use in class when using these activities.

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