A Master Chess Step 1 class started yesterday, with a lesson on the chessboard and pieces. Our students learned about ranks, files, diagonals, names of squares, all the pieces except for the pawn, and their ranking order! Until learning more, what should students do to consolidate their knowledge?
Parents - don’t worry if you don’t have any chess experience. All you need to play with your child is some basic rules! Here is one mini-game you can play with only knowledge of the knight move. Because the knight is (by far) the trickiest piece, this is great practice for kids.
"I think teaching is like a logic puzzle or a game in and of itself. Different people have different ways of learning, and I enjoy thinking of multiple ways to teach a concept to suit the style of a particular student. It's especially rewarding when a certain teaching method succeeds and you get to see their progress." - IM Elect Parker Zhao