Darts

Surely there’s no game so rich in mental arithmetic as Darts?  Agreed, you’d be very nervous about children actually throwing the things, and few of them have much idea of the rules.  However, working with a printed target (close your eyes and stab with a pencil) makes a good learning model which allows you to start with one dart, bring in doubling, move to two and three darts, and incorporate the subtraction element as well, not forgetting the final touch that you need to finish on a double.

Two resources I wouldn’t want to be without are:

* a printout of the standard board; the one I use is at

http://www.targetz.com/targetzlib/20042.pdf

* Chris Farmer’s software.  I’ve tried to persuade Chris to offer a few more options, but it’s very cheap and it works well

http://www.csfsoftware.co.uk/Darts_info.htm

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