Benefits of Chess in the Classroom

The research is overwhelming, both scholarly and academic. We often are able to reach children who otherwise may not believe they are good at chess or math. Sometimes, kids who think they will not like or be good at chess (and this includes parents) are surprised by how much they enjoy and excel at it. We secretly infuse all the academically necessary skills into the “game.” Chess has been proven to increase both math and reading scores.

BASIC PROGRAM
club only

 

​CLUB:

 

  • chess club with professional instruction one hour a week

  • piece movement to tactics and advanced strategies

  • end-of-year tournament

  • lessons on history, culture, & sportspersonship

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DETAILS:

 

Chess club can be paid for by the parents of members, the PTA, the school or a combination of the three. With enough interest we can create one day of club and another called "team" for more competitive kids. (Or "beginner" and "advanced.")

 

 

 

 

Contact us for pricing and to start a club at your school, or to augment your current club with renewed motivation and professional, structured lessons!

HIGH FLYERS
club+class

 

CLUB:

 

  • chess club 1.5 hours immediately after school

  • open to 1st-5th grade

  • instruction designed to meet students’ needs

  • ladder competition

  • end-of-year tournament

  • chess etiquette

  • introductions to city-wide tournaments

 

CLASS:

 

  • reaches out to high flyers

  • includes children who are excelling or in advanced classes or TD already

  • children receive one class period of chess a week

 

 

 

DETAILS:

 

Often this motivates borderline strong students to work harder to get into this bonus chess class, during the school day. Numbers are limited.

 

Chess club after school is open to anyone who wants to learn or improve.

 

 

 

 

Contact us for pricing and more details or to meet with your principal, headmaster, PTO president, TD teacher, or SLT now.

INTENSIVE PROGRAM
club+classes

 

CLUB:

 

  • chess club 1.5 hours immediately after school

  • open to 1st-5th grade

  • instruction designed to meet students’ needs

  • ladder competition

  • end-of-year tournament

  • chess etiquette

  • introductions to city-wide tournaments

 

CLASSES:

 

  • take the place of math class once a week, in the classroom

  • include all children in the classroom

  • provide basic arithmetic, pattern recognition, and logical sequencing

  • tailored to fit the grade and level of the class

 

DETAILS:

 

The full-day program targets an entire grade. The chess instructor comes in during regularly scheduled math and teaches chess fundamentals, which incorporate the math skills being taught that week. Then, students who wish to pursue a more rigorous or competitive side to chess will come to club after school, also once a week. 

 

 

This program can be increased to include multi-grade levels. 

 

Contact us for pricing and more details or to meet with your principal, headmaster, PTO president or SLT now.

OTCB offers 3 programs for schools

 

Choose the option that works best for your school. Each program can be customized to better serve the number of grades/classes/participants in your community.

Call us:

980.292.1411

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