The mission of the Chess Club at P.S. 120Q is to promote chess as an educational and engaging activity. As the game of chess is governed by math logic, learning to play and playing routinely will supplement students’ learning in math class, enhance problem solving abilities, and build math skills at each child’s individual pace.
To inspire a love for the game of chess
To build chess-playing skills and strategies
To develop time management skills in our students by working toward playing timed chess
To encourage students to work collaboratively to develop strategies
To enhance students’ problem solving abilities
To supplement students’ math learning in the following ways:
Geometry: visual-spatial reasoning, help with transformations, analysis of shape properties in 2- and 3- dimensions
Algebra: understanding patterns
Measurement: handling units and measure
Number & Operations: handling whole numbers and operations, help with sets and fractions, support base-ten number system
Encourage students to learn to analyze data by evaluating and collecting evidence, predicting outcomes/probability concepts and unifying and questioning numerical data.