This is a short and sweet intro to chess for younger students. I believe in getting students started fast so they can start playing right away. In each half hour session we will introduce and review only 5 ideas: the names of the pieces and how they move, basic captures, the simplest checkmates, the names of the squares, and how to practice by playing vs the computer. We solve problems together in a fast paced question and answer format. Students will be presented with material carefully...
Students will absorb just enough of the game to begin playing real games of chess.
Each week students will be encouraged to play many games against the computer.
30 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.