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Chess Leaves the Board

It’s always fun to see how chess leaves the chess board and enters kid’s lives in different ways… Typically, we think of chess as helping students with just critical and logical thinking skills. But here is evidence that it can inspire students to pick up pens, pencils and paper for artistic expression as well – […]

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A Review of Key Chess Studies

SUMMARY: Langen (1992) claims that “children who learn chess at an early age achieve more in the traditional maths and sciences. Chinese, European and American research all find significant correlational values after just one year of systematic chess exposure.” Langen also states: “The most striking benefits are those associated with problem-solving and creativity.” (more…)

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Chess and Standard Test Scores

SUMMARY: Regular (non-honors) Elementary students who participated in a school Chess Club showed twice the improvement of non-chess players in Reading and Mathematics between third and fifth grades on the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills. In fifth grade, regular track chess players scored 4.3 TLI points higher in Reading (p< .01) and 6.4 points higher […]

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Academic Correlations

Chess and Education by John Artise The game of chess makes one of the most important contributions to the field of education. Inherent in it are the basic principles of psychological learning theory: Memory, Pattern Recognition, Decision making, and Reinforcement. All of these variables interact during a game of chess and produce the results of […]

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