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CHESS WITH ALEXEY ROOT PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Wed, Apr 09 2014 (18:26)

Dr. Alexey Root will be appearing April 10 and April 12 at huge gatherings. On April 10, Dr. Root is signing her books about chess in education (and libraries!) at the Texas Library Association Annual Conference. Look for Alexey Root in the exhibit hall in the ABC-CLIO/Libraries Unlimited booths, 2122 and 2123, on Thursday, April 10. A complete list of authors at the conference can be found at this link. Thanks to ABC-CLIO and Libraries Unlimited for the invitation to present at 10 a.m. and then to sign books afterward.

On April 12, 5,000 people are expected for Arts in Bloom in McKinney. Look for Dr. Root and the Denton High School Chess Club at a chess booth featuring Dr. Root's books, a Giant Chess Game, and multiple chess games on regular boards too. Thanks to McKinney Chess and Susan Berger for inviting Dr. Root and Denton High School Chess Club to this festival.

 
GREENHILL CHESS #18 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Wed, Apr 09 2014 (18:16)
Greenhill chess students in the beginner and advanced groups tried the "3 on 3" challenge from Dr. Alexey Root’s Science, Math, Checkmate: 32 Chess Activities for Inquiry and Problem Solving. One six-year-old boy commented that trying different moves to find the right solution was "like science." The beginning and intermediate groups also played the Blindfold Square game from Root's Children and Chess: A Guide for Educators. The advanced group additionally solved checkmate problems from Root's Thinking with Chess: Teaching Children Ages 5-14.
 
HIGH SCHOOL CHESS #19 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Fri, Apr 04 2014 (18:40)
The seven high school students attending Denton High School chess club today played chess games for fun. One pair of students played a king safety vs. material drill, where white plays without a rook on h1 and black's king to start on e4 with play continuing normally from there. Dr. Alexey Root continued her game from last week against two students.
 
ST. VINCENT'S CHESS #18 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Wed, Apr 02 2014 (19:22)

For April 2, St. Vincent’s chess students met in the Parish Hall for "bughouse." Dr. Root had four students demonstrate how bughouse is played while other students gathered around to watch. Dr. Root also provided a poster with rules and verbal explanations of those rules. Then she created balanced teams. That is, a student in the advanced class was assigned a beginner as a partner. Students in the intermediate class paired with each other. The rules for bughouse are in People, Places, Checkmates: Teaching Social Studies with Chess.

 
GREENHILL CHESS #17 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Tue, Apr 01 2014 (19:20)

Greenhill chess students tried the "Choices" challenge from Dr. Alexey Root’s sixth book Thinking with Chess: Teaching Children Ages 5-14. The challenge teaches pawn promotion and gives checkmating practice. It’s also fun for children because they get to roll dice!

 
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