Math in Real Life… On A Date

It’s the first Wednesday of April April which means it’s time for our monthly linky – Math IS Real Life!!  If you want to see how the linky works, or just want other real world math ideas, check out our Pinterest Board of all the posts so that you can look back and find some great ideas and REAL pictures to use in your classroom!  
 
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For the past several months I have been participating in MissMathDork’s Math In Real Life Linky Party. Sadly, last week I just wasn’t there with something to share. Yes, I use math ALL the time but I wanted to share something that was meaningful and I just couldn’t get motivated to write about one of the ways I use math daily.
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This weekend while I was away celebrating my 5th anniversary with the hubby down in Austin, I used math in a new way! Hubby taught me how to play darts. (I do apologize for the advertisement…. we were meeting a friend where she works.)
Dart Scoreboard
Not sure how many of you have played Cricket before. You have to shoot at the board and try to hit the areas from 15 to 20 or the Bullseye. When you have hit that area successfully three time you have closed out that number. If you are the first person to close out that number then you can start to score points. Once the other player has closed out that number then neither of you can score points for that area. That took me awhile to realize and hence the HUGE gap in points.
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Had to show off my best shot of the night… two 18’s and a 17.  Maybe next time I will have some better shots in me and I might be able to close the gap between the hubs and I.
And to top it off… I am trying to figure out how to use darts in the classroom. Any ideas?
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