Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Chess Increases strategic thinking skills

English: Pictogram for Chess Category:Chess images
English: Pictogram for Chess Category:Chess images (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Benefits of Chess Playing on Eexecutive Function:

  • chess increases strategic thinking skills, stimulates intellectual creativity, and improves problem-solving ability, while raising self-esteem; 
  • when youngsters play chess they must call upon higher-order thinking skills, analyze actions and consequences, and visualize future possibilities; 
  • in countries where chess is offered widely in schools, students exhibit excellence in the ability to recognize complex patterns and consequently excel in math and science; and instruction in chess during the second grade will enable pupils to learn skills which will serve them throughout their lives.
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