The Study of Chess

To play chess is to learn. Chess education has become an important academic enrichment movement in the new millennium. This game brings out hidden abilities that have not been reached by traditional educational models.

Chess also teaches students to invent creative solutions, recognize patterns and improve communication. In 1988, a New York assistant principal and school teacher began Dr. Frederickstudying the effect of chess on their “Special Education” students. The effects revealed a substantial improvement in reading and math skills. Other studies have shown that incidents of suspension and outside altercations have decreased by at least 60% since these children became interested in chess.

Teens enrolled in the program will be given an opportunity to expand their minds using the processes and principles used in playing chess. Relationships between chess and long-term memory, spatial cognition, carefulness and patience will be taught to the participant.

As a result reasoning skills and critical thinking would be fostered achieving a higher scholastic level. Chess teaches players to invent creative solutions, recognize patterns and improve communication skills. And best yet, students learn while having fun.