Chess - advanced, grades K-5
Larry Evans
Online (location info)
Thursday, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
06/25/20 - 08/13/20 (8 weeks)

Chess is a great workout for mathematical muscles. It’s problem-solving. Students learn to think ahead, evaluate multiple alternatives and anticipate consequences. They improve spatial reasoning, visual memory and attention span while learning good judgment, reasoning power and self-confidence.   Students learn strategies that have kept chess a popular game for hundreds of years. Each lesson will include formal instruction, with lots of positive reinforcement to stimulate excitement and fun during the learning process.  The course covers the moves of all pieces including castling and capturing in passing; relative strengths of the pieces; the chessboard and vocabulary; general principles and opening play; checkmate and stalemate; illegal moves; practice and critique of typical beginning errors.

Upon enrolling, you will be sent a confirmation email.  The zoom meeting ID and link for the class will be at the bottom of that email.