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CHESS LESSON PLAN WEEK FOURTEEN PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Tue, Apr 20 2010 (14:13)
Five boys and two girls showed up for after school chess club at Strickland Middle School today. I taught how the mobility of the chessmen relates to their point values. In other words, how is it decided that a pawn is 1 point, a knight is 3 points, and so forth? Students calculated the mobility of every chessman from the corner and from the center and drew conclusions. We

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CHESS LESSON PLAN WEEK THIRTEEN PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Wed, Apr 14 2010 (02:47)

Last week (12th time I met with chess club) was our match with Sanger. For week thirteen, April 13, I congratulated the six boys and one girl who came to chess club on on our win the previous week. (Five of them had been part of that winning effort). Then I pointed out one area where we could have improved: Basic Checkmates (endgame mates with major pieces). One of our players stalemated with two queens against a lone king. Another of our players checkmated with a king and queen against a king, but it took a while. So for week thirteen trainers worked with trainees on basic checkmates. I tested each student individually about how many moves it took them to get to a checkmate from a starting position. The starting positions are listed in my book People, Places, Checkmates: Teaching Social Studies with Chess. But, to give you an idea, how many moves would it take you or your student to checkmate when white starts with a K on h1, Q on a1, and black has a K on d5 (white to move)?

 
STRICKLAND CHECKMATES SANGER PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Tue, Apr 06 2010 (18:49)
But, before I tell how many checkmates we inflicted on Sanger Middle School, here’s a brief recap of my Strickland chess club lesson plans for weeks ten through twelve. On March 9, week 10, we had only three students so we played bughouse. (I played too, to make it four players). On March 16, there was no chess due to Spring Break. On March 23, I was not there since I was presenting at UTD. March 30, week 11, was the after-school talent show, when two of our chess students performed Anthem from the musical Chess, another chess student was

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FORMER CHESS ONLINE STUDENT STARTS CHESS CLUB PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Thu, Mar 25 2010 (15:25)
My former Chess Online student Kathy De La Torre emailed me recently. Since receiving her Master’s Degree from The University of Texas at Dallas in 2007, she has “been employed full time with the RISD for the past two school years as a 4th grade Reading/L.A. teacher. This year, with the full support of the principal, we have begun a chess club on campus. We currently meet every other Wednesday, and have had great turn out each and every week with an average of 35 students. We held our first tournament on Wednesday, March 24, the 1st Annual Jess Harben Chess Club Tournament.” Congrats to Kathy for putting what she learned in my online courses to work at her Richardson I.S.D.school!
 
CHESS IN EDUCATION FREE PRESENTATION PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Sat, Mar 13 2010 (05:10)
On March 23 from 4-5 p.m. I will be presenting at UTD. My talk "Chess is Now for Children: Changes Over the Past 40 Years" is part of a year-long series of 40 events (or more) created to mark UT Dallas' fourth decade as a UT System institution. My talk will address the changing demographics of chess during the past four decades, from its beginning as a game for adults to a game now dominated by children. I will give special emphasis to the role the University has played in the field of chess in education. Presentation will be on the fourth floor of the McDermott Library (McDermott Suite, MC 4.404).

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CHESS LESSON PLAN WEEK NINE PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Tue, Mar 02 2010 (15:20)

For March 2, I had two new boys for a total of 9 (7 boys, 2 girls). This is the lesson plan and also what actually happened today.

Objectives: Students will use algebraic chess notation to read and write chess. Students will propose a best move for presented positions from a game between two of their classmates and tell why they chose that move.

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