This is an activity that tests simple multiplication and addition.
For example, one problem is 2 x 20 + 16 + 2 x 20.
The reasoning behind the name of this activity follows below.
Darts is a British game, often played in Pubs. The game involves throwing darts at a board. Different locations on the board are worth different amounts of points. Essentially the board is divide up into 20 sectors, numbered 1-20. Each sector has a small portion that counts as triple (for example, triple 20 is worth 60) and another small portion that represents double (for example, double 20 is worth 40). There is also a very center portion, called the bull, worth 50 points and this is surrounded by an area worth 25 points.
Players throw three darts and add up their score. To finish a game, players need to end on a double. The bull, worth 50, counts as double 25. For example, if a player has 80 points remaining, they could throw 20, 20, double 20 and win the game.
This activity is a simple number game based on the game of darts. In the activity, students have to solve 25 darts problems. Once they have solved each problem, they shade some squares on a blank grid. The squares to shade are in the question, and the location of the squares is given by the answer. Once all the questions are answered, and all the squares are shaded, the problem will result in a maze. Students can then solve the maze.
Note in this activity, the problem is to find a route to the center of the maze. The completed maze should resemble a darts board.
If you enjoyed this activity, please look for more maze activities coming soon.