Root, Alexey W.
A Guide for Educators
Children and Chess: A Guide for Educators is the first book to show the connection between accepted educational theories and chess. The relationship of chess to academic and humanistic educational goals is convincingly illustrated as curriculum and psychological theories from John D. McNeil, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, and Howard Gardner.
Children and Chess
32 Chess Activities for Inquiry and Problem Solving
Chess captivates children. Connect their interest to education with Science, Math, Checkmate, an activity book and teacher resource for grades 3-8. Students learn chess rules and strategies through activities coded to the 32 pawns and pieces on a chessboard. The 16 pawn activities require no chess knowledge, 14 of the piece activities build on students' growing familiarity with chess, and the two king activities challenge budding chess experts.
Science, Math, Checkmate
Enrich Literacy with Chess Activities
Read, Write, Checkmate both teaches chess to students and provides educators with an outline for a classroom literacy project. Chess expert, Alexey Root, describes her project to have kids read and write about chess while learning to play and excel at the game.
Read, Write, Checkmate
Fine Arts Activities for Kids 9-14
>Living chess games have been referenced in works from classic authors such as Lewis Carroll and Kurt Vonnegut; this theater art was also mentioned in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. With The Living Chess Game: Fine Arts Activities for Kids 9-14, any parent, librarian, teacher, or after-school instructor can successfully stage an educational and entertaining living chess game.
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The Living Chess Game
Teaching Children Ages 5-14
In Thinking with Chess, Dr. Alexey Root connects chess with skills important to academic success, such as classifying, pattern recognition, decoding, creating, and predicting.
Thinking with Chess