Pupils are better at maths, if they drop one math
class every week and play chess instead.
It is the result of a major research project from the
University of Aarhus, where five schools in Aarhus participated.
The children were taught chess instead of mathematics
once a week for ten months - and it paid off: The pupils in the classes
that have played chess has had up to 30 percent greater progress in math
compared with the classes who have not had chess.
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Participation rates and gender differences
in intellectual domains.
There have been many
studies conducted into the effects of teaching chess to
Susan Sallon explores the impact of chess
on primary school children's cognitive development.
Evaluation of the Outcomes of the German School
A useful source of chess in
education research can be found here:
A useful page with links
to many of these studies is:
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to Alzheimerís by Leontxo Garcia.
According to various scientific indications,
playing chess frequently delays cerebral aging.
undergone various studies that show that chess is a key
component in a childís education. Kasparovís Chess
Foundation has links to them here.
Meyers explains why Americaís Foundation for Chess offer
chess in schools. He discusses the history of chess,
academic benefits, educational research and social
benefits of chess.
Articles on chess and
education hand-picked by the author of our CSC
curriculum, Richard James.
The Susan Polgar
foundation explain how chess can improve planning,
Check out the United
States Chess Federationís Bibliography of Chess Research
Dean J. Ippolito
suggests Math + Chess = A cool way to learn math
Chess For Education
talks about how chess can improve problem solving,
critical thinking, decision making, concentration and
This is Dr. Robert C.
Fergusonís teacherís guide; research and benefits of
John Artise describes
how chess can improve memory, logic, observation and
and operant conditioning.
Boost your childís brainpower (and your own)
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