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Cool Chess! Beginner 1 Lesson 1--Move the Pieces/Set up the Board--Ages 13-18

This One Time chess class is for ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS! The students will learn the names of the pieces, how they move, the names of each square by File and Rank and how to set up the board.
Julie Blasingame
454 total reviews for this teacher
3 reviews for this class
Completed by 7 learners
60 minutes
per class
Meets once
year olds
learners per class
per learner

How does a "One-Time" class work?

Meets once at a scheduled time
Live video chat, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Great for exploring new interests and different styles of teachers

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Available Times

Pacific Time

Tue, Sep 27

Meet once (1 day)
6:00 – 7:00 AM
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Class Experience

Students will learn that the chess board is a coordinate grid and will make connections to math. They will learn how to use Algebraic Notation to call out the moves of each chess piece by using the File letter and Rank number of each square. The students will begin to see sequences and patterns of how the chess pieces move.  The students will also learn the proper placement of each piece on the chess board and which player begins the game. The students will begin to make predictions of outcomes based on moving pieces.
Students will receive a chess puzzle homework sheet in a PDF format to be printed out.  The chess puzzle homework sheet will be discussed in the last few minutes of class to make sure all students understand what to do. 
 2 files available upon enrollment
Students should have a pencil in class and the chess puzzles printed out, which will be attached in a PDF form in the Classroom.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
A learner is assessed by understanding the answers on each chess puzzle assignment and knowing how to checkmate to win their games. When a student practices chess at home, with others, or on-line, their skills will increase--this will reflect in their knowledge of the game.
1 hour per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
If students do not already have a username on, a username will be assigned to the student by the teacher. and are great, safe resources to access daily Chess Puzzles, to play chess against the computer, or against other chess players around the world. There are videos on the site that the students can watch, done by Grand Masters, who can really help the students achieve a higher skill level in chess.


Julie Blasingame
Lives in the United States
Coach Julie
454 total reviews
875 completed classes

About Me

I am a retired public school teacher of 26 years and currently am a Supervisor of Academic Programming for the Central New York Chess organization on Outschool... 
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