- Age Range: 5 - 14 years
- Grade Level: Kindergarten - 9
- Hardcover: 84 pages
- Publisher: Mongoose Press (November 16, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1936277360
- ISBN-13: 978-1936277360
- Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 0.4 x 11.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 5 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #432,141 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Thinking with Chess: Teaching Children Ages 5-14 Hardcover – November 16, 2012
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About the Author
Alexey W. Root was the 1989 U.S. Women’s Chess Champion and is a Woman International Master. She has a Ph.D. in education from UCLA and is the author of five previous books on chess in education. Thinking with Chess: Teaching Children Ages 5-14 is her first book for Mongoose Press.
Dr. Root is a senior lecturer in the School of Interdisciplinary Studies at The University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas). From 1999 to 2003, she served as associate director of the UT Dallas Chess Program, home to one of the top college chess teams in the world. Root currently teaches Chess Online courses for college credit via UT Dallas eLearning. She lives in Denton, Texas.
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The book is broken down into chapters that progress and build on one another. The author, bless her, has included black line masters for some worksheets that are tied into the lesson. Lessons aren't just about pins, forks, pawn development, etc., but about classification, developing board sense, and game theory. She also includes creative games to children how the pieces move so they aren't bored stiff as they gain experience and understanding of chess.
If you want to teach a child, or better a group of children, how to play and get them playing solid games of chess, this is the book for you. Any chess club sponsor will not go wrong with this book, and personally, I think it should be published and sold by the USCF, because it really is that good. Your kids won't know the names of any openings when they're done with this, but they will be more than equipped to take on (and beat) their parents and middle-level casual players.
This book would not be suitable for people who already have a solid grasp of the fundamentals, but there are other books out there for that (and hopefully the author will write a sequel, which I'd buy in a heartbeat).