Watch BBC's Mike Bushell try out snooker maths.
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How snooker can help maths skills

19 April 2014 Last updated at 12:40 BST

Snooker's world championship starts today in Sheffield but for the last year, the world governing body has been taking a new version of the sport into schools.

It's called "functional snooker" and the aim is to use the game to improve basic maths skills, and to tempt a whole new generation to take up the sport.

The BBC's Mike Bushell tried it out.