Ring boards were around in my childhood in local pubs and some households,a traditional Irish game that has almost disappeared. It is a safer game for children to play than darts which pierce. Both rings and darts are fun and the latter accompanied by copious alcohol to steady the nerves of the throwing hand can be addictive!

Adaptation of rules in these games could give practice in multiplication and division for children as well as in addition and subtraction.For example,odd numbers could trigger a multiplication of the last score on the scoreboard and even numbers a division of it.Scores could become very large so some rules on limits would be needed.Maybe the winner would be first to meet a target number by avoiding undershooting or overshooting it.

Wouldn't this be more fun and more sociable for children than learning arithmetic from computer games?

Adaptation of rules in these games could give practice in multiplication and division for children as well as in addition and subtraction.For example,odd numbers could trigger a multiplication of the last score on the scoreboard and even numbers a division of it.Scores could become very large so some rules on limits would be needed.Maybe the winner would be first to meet a target number by avoiding undershooting or overshooting it.

Wouldn't this be more fun and more sociable for children than learning arithmetic from computer games?

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