Chess at School
Chess at School is a project aimed at promoting chess as an educational tool integrated in the school schedule. As benefits for this educational tool we can mention
- Train visual memory.
- Helps children to solve their own problems and make decisions.
- Work mathematical concepts such as operations with the value of the pieces, mental arithmetic, axes and symmetries.
- Work cross curricular issues such as attention, concentration, orientation, and spatial awareness, among others.
- Increase positive relationships among students.
Children have chess lessons once in two weeks through the school year. To make learning more adapted to pupils’ needs we work with half of the group class, this means 11-13 pupils.
The backbone of the project is the slogan "observe, think and play." First children learn to observe, then work critical thinking (what do I want do? what can I do? and how can I do it?) and finally play.