Chess and education in Germany

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This summer instead of going

on holidays, a group of researchers

from the University of Trier

in Rhineland-Palatinate,

studied the experimental introduction

of chess in elementary school

for the new academic year.

The results show that 6 years old

children that have begun to learn

how to play chess learn more

easily not only math but

also German grammar.

In other words researchers proved

that children who play chess

are doing better during all

the years of the primary school.

For this reason chess are now

considered as an established

educational method in

Germany's  primary schools.

Chess help children develop

logic and represents a great

workout for their brain; chess can

also useful to facilitate the

integration of foreign scholars

(more than eight million students

in Germany are immigrants or

children of immigrants).

This new method of using chess

to improve students' performances

in traditional disciplines like

grammar and math is now used in

all the primary schools of the Germany.

The biggest problems for the teachers

was when children learned how

to play chess and started

to beat them.  We must say that

this  a clear evidence of how

the pupils can overcome their masters.

For this reason now teachers are

assisted by regular chess players

during the "chess hours".

I don't know if you live in Germany

or not, the fact is that scientific

evidences show that chess are

a great educational game and

can help children to develop not only

math capabilities, but also

grammar and literacy skills.


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