An Online Program in Teaching Chess Aims to Capture Minds in Elementary Classrooms

August 21, 2001

Reading, writing, arithmetic, and rook to queen’s six?

Many lessons of life can be found on a chessboard, says Alexey W. Root, a senior lecturer at the University of Texas at Dallas. Sometimes sacrificing a piece is painful but will ultimately win the game, for instance. And it’s a good idea to pay attention to pawns, because any one of them may travel across the board and become a queen