Why learn to play chess?
Taken from http://www.newhorizons.org/strategies/thinking/fischer.htm
- There is a strong correlation between playing chess and academic achievement. In 2000, a landmark study found that students who received chess instruction scored significantly higher on all measures of academic achievement, including math, spatial analysis, and non-verbal reasoning ability (Smith and Cage, 2000).
- It's not about Kings, Queens, and Rooks, but rather, quadrants and coordinates, thinking strategically and foreseeing consequences. It's about lines and angles, weighing options and making decisions.
- It increases higher level thinking skills, advances math and reading skills, and builds self-confidence.
Interested in joining? Print and return the 3 pages below to Mrs. Parsons in the media center. Thanks!
11/20, 12/4, 12/11, 12/18, 1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/19, 2/26, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/2, 4/9, 4/16, 4/30 (Dates are subject to change at the discretion of the advisors.)
2:45 - 4:00
$5 per Session
Advisers / Instructors:
Karen Parsons, Media Coordinator & AIG Facilitator
Rebecca Dearing, Parent & Former Upchurch Staff Member