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PANDOLFINI FOR CHESS CLASSES PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Mon, May 19 2008 (13:05)

Taking problems from Bruce Pandolfini, Chessercizes, 1991, New York: Fireside and Bruce Pandolfini, Beginning Chess, 1993, New York: Fireside, I developed tactics worksheets for small groups (2-4 students) in my Strickland Middle School classes and my summer chess camps. I group problems by type of tactic. For example, one page of 10 problems might be all forks. At the beginning of class, I define and give one or

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TIM REDMAN, CHESS COLLECTOR PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Thu, May 15 2008 (14:12)
Tim RedmanToday I met with Dr. Tim Redman at the Jupiter House, a coffee shop in Denton, Texas. Although we both work for The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD), we live about four miles from each other in Denton. Tim had just finished his report, for the July issue of Chess Life, on the Chess Collectors International convention. Tim serves on the board of the U.S. Chess Trust, which has his biographical information here. His book Chess and Education: Selected Essays from the Koltanowski Conference is available from Off Campus Books. Contact store manager Rachel Leeper for a quick response.
 
UTD CHESS ONLINE, CHINA PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Wed, May 14 2008 (09:31)
I teach online courses for The University of Texas at Dallas, via the UT TeleCampus. In spring of 2008, my 38 students ranged from beginners up through Grandmaster. As discussed in my article for the Dallas Morning News, my students learned to combine chess with educational goals. Now competing in China

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CHESS AS ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT PDF Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Alexey Root on Tue, May 13 2008 (09:32)

By Dr. Alexey Root, Women's International Master

 

Although I have written two books: Children and Chess (A Guide for Educators) and Science, Math, Checkmate, I have never had a blog before. I am excited about the prospect of quick feedback from MonRoi Web site visitors. I look forward to providing fun and helpful chess information to you. As you can tell from my book titles, I am primarily interested in how chess might be used as an educational tool.

 



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

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