Cool Chess! Beginner 2 Lesson 1--Chess Notation; Reading and Writing Chess Games
The students will learn how to read Chess Notation and how to write down the moves of their game. #builder #superstar
US Grade 2 - 4
The student will learn about Algebraic Notation and how to read the chess letters and symbols.They will learn that the pieces are designated with a capital letter and that the squares on the chess board all have a File Letter and Rank number associated with them.They will learn the symbols for Castling on the Kingside and Castling on the Queenside, the Capture symbol, the Check symbol, and the Checkmate symbol.The student will learn how to notate a Pawn Promotion. They will get to notate a...
Learning how to read and write notation is an essential tool for the student if he/she wants to continue their chess skill level. All chess books and chess websites indicate the chess moves with Algebraic Notation and all chess students need to be knowledgeable about this. If the student ever participates in a United States Chess Federation Rated Tournament, they will be required to keep track of their moves, either by paper and pencil, or electronically.
Homework OfferedStudents will receive a chess puzzle sheet to be printed out. The chess puzzle sheet will be discussed in the last few minutes of class to make sure all students understand how to solve them.
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments OfferedA learner is assessed by understanding the answers on each chess puzzle sheet 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.
3 files available upon enrollmentStudents should have a pencil in class and the chess puzzles printed out, which will be attached in a PDF form in the Classroom.
We will be using the lichess.org website for students to play chess games on-line. The students will be copying the game link and pasting it in the Zoom Chat Box for other students to click on and access the game. Usernames and passwords to lichess.org will not be used for this class.
ChessKid.com is an additional resource that can help the student to improve their chess skills. This website provides Chess Puzzles, practice against chess bots, and informative videos which are made by Grand Masters.
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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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