Science, Math, Checkmate 32 Chess Activities for Inquiry and Problem Solving

ISBN-10: 1591585716
ISBN-13: 9781591585718
Edition: 2008
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Book details

Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 1/30/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

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. Within the chess activities, students practice national standards of scientific inquiry and mathematical problem solving. Improved thinking in science, math, and chess are the winning results: Checkmate! The introductory chapter discusses the scientific inquiry and mathematical problem solving standards, explains the coding system for the chess activities, and details what materials should be purchased. Chapters 2 (scientific inquiry), 3 (mathematical problem solving), and 4 (inter-disciplinary) each contain 10-12 activities at different grade and chess levels. The book ends with an appendix of the rules of chess. It will include approximately 100 chess diagrams. Grading rubrics and check lists will be included with each activity to assist teachers in assessing student learning.

Foreword by Dr. Max and Hiroko Warshauer
The Curriculum Game
Scientific Inquiry
Mathematical Problem Solving
Interdisciplinary
Chess Basics
Chess Test
Answer Key for Activities
Review of Kasparov and Polgar Curricula
Glossary
References
Index

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