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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!

 
HIGH SCHOOL CHESS #18 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Fri, Mar 28 2014 (18:56)
The six high school students attending Denton High School chess club today played chess games for fun. Dr. Alexey Root continued her game from last week against two students.
 
GREENHILL CHESS #16 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Wed, Mar 26 2014 (13:49)

Dr. Alexey Root taught the en passant rule using material from Children and Chess: A Guide for Educators to all three groups at Greenhill School. The beginners then paired up to play Pawn Games and raised their hands when en passant opportunities arose in their games. The intermediate and advanced students created challenges where the last move was pawn takes pawn en passant checkmate. The advanced students additionally played Pawn Games where they raised hands if en passant captures arose.

 
ROOT'S CHESS BOOKS AT LIBRARY CONFERENCE PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Sun, Mar 23 2014 (09:07)

Dr. Alexey Root will be 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.

Dr. Root hopes to see you in San Antonio!

 
HIGH SCHOOL CHESS #17 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Fri, Mar 21 2014 (18:55)
After a brief review of the en passant rule, Dr. Root taught the Criteria Challenge activity from Science, Math, Checkmate: 32 Chess Activities for Inquiry and Problem Solving (2008, pp. 28-30) to Denton High School students. The five high school students attending were able to solve all four challenges, working in groups of 2 and of3.
 
ST. VINCENT'S CHESS #17 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Wed, Mar 19 2014 (22:25)

Dr. Root taught en passant to the Intermediate and Advanced groups. After showing the rule on the demonstration board, each group tried the Create challenge from Thinking with Chess: Teaching Children Ages 5-14. This challenge involves creating a 10 move, notated game with three en passant captures.

For the beginners, who were still putting kings next to kings, Dr. Root taught an exercise with White king on e1, Black king on e8, and each side tried to get his or her king legally to the other king’s square first. Dr. Root also re-taught, and tested students on, the two rook checkmate to this group.

 

 
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And for the chess-player the success which crowns his work, the great dispeller of sorrows, is named "combination."

-Emanuel Lasker (1868-1941)



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