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Using chess in the classroom to teach math skills
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Nine Weeks Test Instructions

You will use Scoop.it! to research a topic related to chess. This will be evidence of your understanding of the game.  Your digital magazine must include 6 (six) articles and a creative title. 

 

#1 -- self written article (Describe/Explain how chess is related to math)

 

You may choose one of the following topics to research: History of Chess, Chess Strategy, Applications or Comparisons to the Real-World, Website for playing online chess.

#2-#6 -- articles describing/explaining your topic(s) of choice. You may choose one topic or a mixture. If you have another idea, please let me know.

 

Scoop.it! will help you find some information but you will have to decide if it is what you need. YOU are the final judge before I grade it.

 

**Warning** Be prepared for questions about your articles - I will want to know that you have read them.

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Chess Strategy

In this article, choose a strategy, famous or not, and explain who developed it, how it's used, when it's used, the pieces invovled, etc. You might look for famous chess players.

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Chess and Math

Explain what math skills are involved in the game. (Math topics, math ideas, math process.) DO NOT just list skills but explain the relationship.

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Murrow Students Making Their Moves at Chess Nationals - New York Times

Murrow Students Making Their Moves at Chess Nationals - New York Times | Check Mates and Class Mates! | Scoop.it
Murrow Students Making Their Moves at Chess NationalsNew York TimesCity Room reports: Eliot Weiss, the chess team's only coach since its founding in 1981 and a math teacher at the school, said the team was not always such a perfect reflection of...
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Chess Composers: April 12th

Chess Composers: April 12th | Check Mates and Class Mates! | Scoop.it
Kenneth Samuel Howard wrote several books about chess composition: "How to solve chess problems" (1945), "The enjoyment of chess problems" (1943) and "One hundred years of the American two-move chess problem; ...
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Chess Maniac Game for Android | DroidMill

Chess Maniac Game for Android | DroidMill | Check Mates and Class Mates! | Scoop.it
Chess Maniac Game for Android / Rating: 3(1) / Downloads: 10-50 / The classic game is now in flash format.Taping on a chess piece will show the legal moves.Chess! Try...
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Chess in the Real World

In this article, explain how chess has influenced the world, its leaders, its governments, and militaries. This is a place to look for ways the game is similar to sports, military structure and government organizations.

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History of Chess

Give a brief history of the entire game or choose a specific piece to research. You could even research how the game moved around the globe.

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Chess instruction materials just in case you needed more practice

Chess instruction materials just in case you needed more practice | Check Mates and Class Mates! | Scoop.it
A collection of chess instructional materials developed for the scholastic chess players. Includes: Mini-lessons, worksheets, booklets, and puzzles. New material is added every 'chess season'.
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Chess and Strategy in Cook County Jail - Assignment Chicago

Chess and Strategy in Cook County Jail - Assignment Chicago | Check Mates and Class Mates! | Scoop.it
A concerned reporter with the same idea asked Sheriff Tom Dart about it, who responded that playing chess was beneficial in terms of "responsibility, planning ahead, patience, problem solving, and learning from past ...
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play chess online multiplayer

Chess news, videos, pictures and tips.(http://t.co/cxaJDssG Bad Company...)...
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Duncan MCKean’s Chess set is meant for the blind

Duncan MCKean’s Chess set is meant for the blind | Check Mates and Class Mates! | Scoop.it
Here is a Chess set that is meant for the blind. With magnet capped body pieces, a visually impaired person can easily distinguish between the whites and blacks of the chess piece.
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zanehndrcks's comment, May 7, 2012 1:27 PM
This is my favorite.