Chess Fundamentals

MathAltitude offers a 6 week chess course as part of summer program.

The Benefits of Chess: Planning, Confidence, Patience, Discipline.

The goals of the beginner level chess program are to teach children the fundamentals of chess, to develop analytic thinking, attentiveness and self-discipline and self-control. Children will learn the Chess ABC’s, chess history, and elementary chess strategy.

"According to research, test scores improved by 17.3% for students regularly engaged in chess classes, compared with only 4.6% for children participating in other forms of enriched activities," states 4-time World Champion Susan Polgar.

Chess has long been regarded as a game that can have numerous beneficial effects on development of a child, especially when it is played from a young age:

  • Chess helps to increase a child's cognitive perception, reasoning and decision-making skills, improves ability to concentrate on a particular task and function. 

  • Learning to engage in deep and thorough chess research often helps the students to build confidence in their ability to do academic research.

  • Students involved in chess programs exhibit excellence in the ability to recognize complex patterns and consequently excel in math and science.

  • Chess calls upon higher-order thinking skills, analyze actions and consequences, and visualize future possibilities.

The course will consist of instruction, play and group work.  Maximum 8 students. Classes meet once a week for 1.5 hour.

Contact us for availability of classes.