Bow and Arrow Math

Using the bow and arrow to work on addition and median averages makes math extra fun.

Three arrows were shot the target. Then the scores were recorded and added together.

After shooting several sets, the scores were written low to high so that the median average could be found easily.

Oops. Can you find the mistake?

I think we will continue to use the bow and arrows for math. Next we may explore averages and graphs.


  1. A great idea! We use dart boards to help out children do their mental math. :)

  2. What a wonderful idea! The boys recently got a nerf bow and arrow set. So far they have been having waaay to much fun shooting at each other (even though they are not supposed to, ahem). I like your plan much better, may have to steal it:-)

  3. Great idea and I have a bow and arrow set so definitely going to give this a try with my boy. He will love it:)

  4. Oh, I love this! And, thanks so much for the award, I really appreciate it. :)

  5. This is really a fun idea and one that would definitely appeal to my bow-and-arrow-loving son. :) I'll have to find a bow and arrow set soon!

  6. what a great idea! thank you for linking up!

  7. Found you through the linkup and have to say, I'd never have thought of this. Very cool. I need to get a bow and arrow and target set!

    1. My son has also done this activity with his suction cup gun and setting up a target on a window.

  8. My boys would love this! I'll have to remember this for when we get to multiple digit addition!


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