My students need two sets of large chess pieces and two large chess mats to help them learn strategies, problem solving, sportsmanship, and tactics while learning the great game of chess.
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My 2nd graders get excited about puzzles and math and science. I want to teach them how to play chess and encourage that love of learning while teaching them about problem solving and sportsmanship.
Our school is located in coastal SC and has over 1,000 students, grades Kindergarten through 2nd grade.
Our school encourages art and writing activities, but I would love to see more math activities integrated into our curriculum. Chess would be the perfect avenue to teach problem solving, goal setting, thinking ahead, strategies, tactics, and sportsmanship. We have a diverse population at our school with many ESOL and autistic students. Chess would be a way for all students to connect and learn no matter their race, gender or IQ.
My students will learn chess starting with the basics of how pieces move to the more advanced strategies and tactics. Students will also learn sportsmanship and conduct of chess as well as the history of chess. We will also relate chess across all areas of the curriculum - including geometry, graphing, writing, puzzles, problem solving, map reading, coordinate grids, and history. I would like to set these boards up at recess for the students to teach other students in various classes to play as well.
This will be another draw for students to come to school everyday!
They will be excited about math and learn skills while having fun at school. They will learn sportsmanship and problem solving while they feel like they are "just playing." I want kids to leave the video games behind and play more chess! I want them to play chess at home with their parents, friends, and grandparents.
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