Research

 

Why are (the best) women so good at chess?

Participation rates and gender differences in intellectual domains.

 

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There have been many studies conducted into the effects of teaching chess to children.

 

Susan Sallon explores the impact of chess on primary school children's cognitive development.

 

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Summary and Evaluation of the Outcomes of the German School Chess Foundation.

 

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A useful source of chess in education research can be found here:
http://www.kcfe.eu/sites/default/files/research_KCFE.pdf

 

A useful page with links to many of these studies is:

http://cesr.ua.edu/programsandactivities/everymovecounts-chessstudies.html 

 

We also recommend:

 

1. Checkmate to Alzheimerís by Leontxo Garcia. According to various scientific indications, playing chess frequently delays cerebral aging.

 

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2. http://www.kcfe.eu/en/research

Experts have undergone various studies that show that chess is a key component in a childís education. Kasparovís Chess Foundation has links to them here.

 

3. http://www.af4c.org/pages/chess-links-and-resources/why-play-chess

Chessmaster Jerry 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.

 

4. http://www.richardjames.org.uk/articles.htm

Articles on chess and education hand-picked by the author of our CSC curriculum, Richard James.

 

5. http://www.susanpolgar.com/susan-polgar-foundation-benefits.html

The Susan Polgar foundation explain how chess can improve planning, confidence, patience and discipline.

 

6. http://www.thechessacademy.org/Research_Chess.htm

Check out the United States Chess Federationís Bibliography of Chess Research

 

7. http://www.mathandchess.com/articles/article/1302222/60343.htm

Dean J. Ippolito suggests Math + Chess = A cool way to learn math

 

8. http://www.chessforeducation.com/

Chess For Education talks about how chess can improve problem solving, critical thinking, decision making, concentration and IQ.

 

9. http://www.quadcitychess.com/benefits_of_chess.html

This is Dr. Robert C. Fergusonís teacherís guide; research and benefits of chess.

 

10. http://www.chesshouse.com/chess_and_education_a/114.htm

John Artise describes how chess can improve memory, logic, observation and analysis and operant conditioning.

 

 

Boost your childís brainpower (and your own)

 

 

 

 

 

More Times Online chess in school related articles can be found here (requires subscription).

 

 

 

 

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