You are on page 1of 49

5 12 9

20

1 18 4 13

14

11 8 16 15 7 19 2 3 17

6 10

Play darts and

learn to count! 0

In this book, we will learn how to count while we play darts.

Darts is a sport that is all about numbers. You win if you get exactly the right number of points before your opponent does.

The more you know about numbers, the better you will be at playing darts!

So lets begin
1

Here is something that looks like a dartboard, but is slightly different.


1 2 3

The numbers around the outside are not in the order they are in on a dartboard.

one two

three four five six

4 5

seven They are in their eight correct order here. The smallest number nine 9 is at the top. The ten 10 largest is at the bottom. On a dartboard, they are all jumbled around with the largest next to the smallest!

7 8

Start at the TOP and move DOWN the page: point to each number in turn, say its name, and 1 2 write it in the row of 3 boxes below. 4 Draw a dart in a bullseye each time you do 5 this correctly. Draw a dart outside 6 the bullseye each time you make a mistake. 7 When you have three 8 bullseyes in a row, move on!
9 10

Start at the BOTTOM and move UP the page: point to each number in turn, say its name, 1 2 and write it in the row 3 of boxes below. 4 Draw a dart in a bullseye each time you do 5 this correctly. Draw a dart outside 6 the bullseye each time you make a mistake. 7 When you have three 8 bullseyes in a row, move on!
9 10

2 3

Which numbers are missing in these two dartboards?


9 5

Draw a dart in the bullseye when you write and say the number that should go in the blue boxes.
5 4

8 7

9 10 3 2 1

2 3 4

Which numbers are missing in these two dartboards?


10

Draw a dart in the bullseye when you write and say the numbers that should go in the blue boxes.
5

8 7 6

8 4 9 10 3

Which numbers are missing in these two dartboards?


4 5 9

7 8

Draw a dart in the bullseye when you write and say the numbers that should go in the blue boxes.

7 6

4 10 2 1

Pick up your darts! Lets play Fill in the Blanks!


In each list of numbers below one number is missing. Write the missing number in the empty box and then try to hit it on the dartboard. If you hit it, draw a dart in the bullseye. If you miss, draw a dart outside the bullseye. 1 2 3 4 6 7 8 9 10

10

10
8

More Fill in the Blanks!


1 3 4

10

2 8 10 5

4 6 3 7

Starting with the smallest number point to each in turn and say its name. Again, draw a dart in the bullseye if 6 4 you do this correctly and 10 draw one outside the bullseye if you 1 make a mistake. 7 When you have three bullseyes 2 in a row for each board, 8 move on!
9 5 3
10

Now we know the numbers from one to ten. But the numbers dont stop there. They carry on forever. So lets meet the next lot.

20 19 18 17 16

2 twenty 3 4 5

nineteen eighteen seventeen sixteen fifteen

These are the numbers from eleven up to twenty. Eleven comes straight after ten.

15 14 13

fourteen thirteen twelve


12 11 10

7 8

eleven
9

11

Start with eleven and move UP the left side of the board until you reach twenty: point to each 1 20 2 number, say its name, 19 3 and write it below. 18 4 As before, score a bullseye each time 17 5 you do this correctly. When you have three 16 6 bullseyes in a row, move on! 15 7
14 13 12 11 10 9 8

12

19 18 17 16

15 14 13

Start with twenty and move DOWN the left side of the board until you reach eleven: point 1 20 2 to each number, say its 3 name, and write it below. 4 As before, score a bullseye each time 5 you do this correctly. When you have three 6 bullseyes in a row, move on! 7
8 9 12 11 10

13

11

12

Which numbers are missing in these two dartboards?


14 19 15

16

Draw a dart in the bullseye when you write and say the numbers that should go in the blue boxes.
15 14

18 17

18 19 20 13 12 11

14

12 13 14

Which numbers are missing in these two dartboards?


19 15

16

Draw a dart in the bullseye when you write and say the numbers that should go in the blue boxes.

18 17 16

15 14

18 19 20 13

11

15

12

Which numbers are missing in these two dartboards?


14 15 19

17 18

Draw a dart in the bullseye when you write and say the numbers that should go in the blue boxes.

17 16

14 20 12 11

16

Pick up your darts! Lets play Fill in the Blanks!


In each list of numbers below one number is missing. Write the missing number in the empty box and then try to hit it on the dartboard. If you hit it, draw a dart in the bullseye. If you miss, draw a dart outside the bullseye. 11 12 13 15 16 17 18 19 20

11

12

13

14

15

16

18

19

20

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20
17

More Fill in the Blanks!


11 13 14

17

19

20

16

17

13

14

18

19

12 20 14 15

Starting with the smallest number point to each in turn and say its name. Again, draw a dart in the bullseye if you do this correctly and draw one outside the bullseye if you make a mistake. When you have three bullseyes in a row for each board, pick up your darts and move on!
12 11 19 20

11

15 16

17 18 13 16

14 17 13 18

19

Pick up your darts! Lets play Around the Clock!


Starting with one and ending with twenty, try to hit each numbers segment in turn. If you dont hit the number first time, try again until you do! Say the numbers you hit out loud, then write them on the chalkboard shown.

s game

20

s game

Now lets play Back Around the Clock!


This time, try it backwards! Start with twenty and end with one. If you dont hit a number first time, try again until you do. As you play, say each number you hit out loud, as well as the number before it and the number after it, and write them all on the chalkboard shown.
21

Find an opponent! Lets play Around the Clock Singles!


Again, you must hit each of the numbers in turn, starting with one and ending with twenty. But this time you have to do it before your opponent does! Decide who will throw first, then take it in turns to throw a dart. As before, if you dont hit the right number, try again on your next turn. You win if you get to twenty first!

vs.

22

vs.

vs.

23

Now you can count up to twenty. But the numbers dont stop there. In fact, they go on forever! Before we see how to write and say the rest, lets see what we can do with numbersother than win at darts, of course! Meet Mohammed and Chloe. They both collect darts with coloured flights. Here are their collections.
Chloes darts Mohammeds darts

24

One day, Mohammed says to Chloe: I have more darts than you!

Their friend Eloise disagrees. She says to Mohammed:

You dont have more darts than Chloe. She has more than you.

25

Chloe isnt convinced that either Eloise or Mohammed is right. She thinks:

Mohammed doesnt have more darts than I have and I dont have more darts than he has. We have the same number of darts.

Who is right? Is it Chloe, Eloise, or Mohammed?


26

To find out who is right, first we count Chloes darts and then we count Mohammeds darts.

But what does this mean?

To count Chloes darts, we point to each one in turn and say the numbers that we learned earlier in the order we learned to put them, starting with 1.

Ill go show you how on the next page


27

Chloes darts

First, point to the dark red dart and say Next, point to the light red dart and say Then, point to the blue dart and say Then, point to the green dart and say Finally, point to the orange dart and say

1 2 3 4 5

28

Now try it again, but this time you write the numbers under each dart as you say them out loud.

Draw a dart in the bullseye to show that you have done this correctly.
29

When we counted Chloes darts, we got to 5, so Chloe has 5 darts! Thats how counting works! Now we count Mohammeds darts. Just as we did when we counted Chloes darts, write the numbers in order in the blue boxes under the darts, starting with 1. Draw a dart in the bullseye when you do it correctly.

Mohammeds darts

30

When we counted Chloes darts, we got to 5. When we counted Mohammeds darts, we got to 5. So they both have 5 darts. Chloe was right! They do have the same number of darts! If we had stopped before 5 when we counted Mohammeds darts, he would have had fewer than Chloe. In this case, Eloise would have been right! If we had stopped after 5 when we counted Mohammeds darts, he would have had more than Chloe. In this case, Mohammed would have been right! On the next few pages, we meet lots of other people with darts collections. Count each collection and write how many darts there are in it in the blue box beside it. 31

Yasmins darts

Connors darts

Kellys darts

Roberts darts

32

Jacks darts

Erins darts

Rajs darts

Nelsons darts

33

Samuels darts

Abduls darts

34

Yasmin says that she has fewer darts than Lewis. Is she right? Draw a dart in the bullseye if shes right. Draw a dart outside the bullseye if shes wrong. Kelly says she has the same number of darts as Lewis. Is she right?

Connor says he has more darts than Lewis. Is he right?

Lewis says he has the same number of darts as Connor. Is he right?


35

How many darts are in Yasmin and Lewis collections of darts put together?

How many darts are in Erin and Rajs collections of darts put together?

How many darts are in Connor and Kellys collections of darts put together?

How many darts are in Samuel and Abduls collections of darts put together?

36

Now that we know all about counting, lets get back to the dartboard. Lets play A Game of Two Halves! Player 1 takes ten darts and tries to hit the left-hand half of the board. When all the darts have been thrown, count how many are on the left-hand half and how many are on the right-hand side. Player 1: Left-hand half Right-hand half

Player 2 takes ten darts and tries to hit the right-hand half of the board. When all the darts have been thrown, count how many are on the righthand half and how many are on the left-hand half. Player 2: Left-hand half Right-hand half

37

A Game of Two Halves scoresheet Game 1 Player 1: Left-hand half Player 2: Left-hand half Game 2 Player 1: Left-hand half Player 2: Left-hand half Game 3 Player 1: Left-hand half Player 2: Left-hand half Right-hand half Right-hand half
38

Right-hand half Right-hand half

Right-hand half Right-hand half

I said earlier that the numbers dont stop at 20. They go on forever. So what comes after 20? Lets find out. First, write down the numbers from 6 to 12.

Now, write down the numbers from 16 to 20. ? ?

Compare the two rows of numbers youve written down. Try to see what they have in common. Once youve seen it, guess how we might continue after 20.
39

Just as we continue after 10 like this 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19

We continue after 20 like this 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29

Now, again by comparing what Ive written above, how do you think we might continue after 29? 29

40

Using the same idea, write down how we might continue after 39, 49, 59, 69, 79, and 89. 39 49 59 69 79 89
41

To practise using the numbers we have learned, count the following things: How many pictures of darts are there in this book?

How many pictures of dartboards are there in this book? (Count the half ones too!)

How many bullseyes are there in this book? (Remember the ones in the middle of the dartboards!)

How many people are in the room you are in now? (Remember to count yourself!)
42

We have learned how to count from 1 to 99. But the numbers dont stop there either. Remember, they go on forever! And in darts we need to go further than 99. How do we go on? Lets find out. Remember that, after 9 comes 10. In the same way, after 99 comes 100. Also, after 10 comes 11, 12, 13, and so on. In the same way, after 100 comes 101, 102, 103, and so on. In the boxes below, finish the sequence.

99
43

After 109 comes 110, 111, 112, and so on. Complete the sequence below. 109 If you can see the pattern, complete the following sequences too. 119 129 139 149 159
44

What happens when we get to 199? Can you guess? Heres a hint. Remember: 9 10 11 12 99 100 101 102

And remember: 19 20 21 22

So where do you think we go after 199? 199


45

And after 299? 299

And after 399? 399

And after 499? 499

46

Congratulations! Youve finished! Now you know the numbers and you can use them to count. In the next book, well learn how to do more with numbers. Well learn to add. And in the book that follows that one, well learn to multiply. Then youll be ready to play darts! Draw a dart in the bullseye to show that youve completed this book!

47

Were always trying to improve the Bullseye numeracy scheme, so if you have any comments or suggestions, please email us at bullseyenumeracyscheme@yahoo.co.uk

48

Related Interests