Bullseye: improve mental calculation with a game of darts When Philip New set up a darts club for boys he noticed a significant change in their attitiude to maths and their ability to do it. In the programme, Philip, of Woodland Middle School, explores darts as a vehicle for teaching different areas of KS2 maths.
He gives his pupils a breakdown of the dart board followed by quick fire questions to develop their mental calculation skills. From this, Philip moves to the interactive whiteboard and asks the children to calculate his scores and share how they do their calculations. He develops a range of other activities based on collecting and recording data and adapts the dart board to tailor lessons according to objectives, abilities and time available.
Celebrity darts player Bobby George shares a few tips with the pupils and demonstrates his own mental arithmetic skills.