Take a minute to view a video on how we use chess to teach algebra.
The number one is little more then a concept until you have a tangible representation of the number one. In Chessology we use the same approach in teaching algebra. Every aspect of algebra plays out right before a students eyes.
Students use addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Students learn and understand a translation between checkmate positions and actual tangible algebraic equations complete with negative numbers, exponents and fractions.
With this approach students not only learn algebra but it becomes a working process that can be understood with ease and feels self explanatory. In this video we use a checkmate position to display how chess directly relates to algebra.
Chess is such a broad educational platform that the game can be used to teach any number of lessons from ALGEBRA to CONFLICT RESOLUTION. Below are images of first, second and third grade children using chess to understand and algebra.
LEARNING ALGEBRA THROUGH CHESS!
Multiple variable equating
In a world of "ifs" , "buts" and "maybes" some decissions can be shrowded in gray area. In chessology students learn to process information in a linear fashion that "picks apart" the various factors to consider in any given decision or equation. Many of us will not go on to make a career for ourselves that requires a working knowlege of algebra, calculus or geometry; but the dynamic of thinking in such a fashion is the importance of learning these subjects. In Chessology these dynamics aren't at all intimidating. They're just another fun game youth look forward to playing.
Algebra through chess.
Students taking the chessology class learn to understand algebra in an approach that makes algebra a tangible as opposed to a concept. To be able to see and touch algebra brings this form of math beyond philosophy and into reality.
Bullying is a very serious topic not to be under estimated. The severity of this issue in our schools can reach far and wide if left unchecked. At chessology we use chess to teach awareness of self, awareness of others, the repercussions and impact of our actions.