Chess matches require fast thinking and problem solving on the fly. Regular chess practice provides many benefits that help children to be successful in school. It can improve mathematical problem-solving skills and reading comprehension, self-confidence and self-esteem, concentration, memory, critical thinking, observation skills, analysis, creativity, persistence, self-control, sportsmanship, and respect for others. Chess can develop into a lifelong pursuit for students.
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How do we approach chess?
Zeta students have chess class every week. They learn the basic elements of the game, such as how to move pieces, and they learn basic strategic approaches such as how to capture an opponent’s pieces. They continue to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills by learning checkmate concepts and chess puzzles. For students who display strong commitment to and interest in furthering their chess abilities, there is also an after-school chess team. Our after-school team hones their chess skills through additional practice, study, and game play, and they compete in local chess tournaments!