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Chess in Schools: Evaluation Report and Executive Summary.

  title={Chess in Schools: Evaluation Report and Executive Summary.},
  author={John Jerrim and Lindsey Macmillan and John Micklewright and Mary Sawtell and Meg Wiggins},

Students’ perceived benefits of chess: Differences across age and gender

The purpose of this study was to determine differences in students’ perceived benefits of chess by gender and age after being exposed to chess during instruction for an entire academic year as part

The Effects of Chess Instruction on Pupils' Cognitive and Academic Skills: State of the Art and Theoretical Challenges

The prevailing research on chess instruction is reviewed, some common pitfalls are identified, and directions for future research are recommended.

Metacognition Application: The Use of Chess as a Strategy to Improve the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics

The aim of this study was to explore chess as an alternative strategy to improve the teaching and learning of mathematics. Purposive sampling was used to identify 25 experimental group learners and

Does perceived chess skills mediate the relationship between fluid intelligence and academic performance?

We analysed the association between chess skills and academic performance in primary school students. Additionally, we tested the potential mediating effect of fluid intelligence on this association.

Rigorous Large-Scale Educational RCTs Are Often Uninformative: Should We Be Concerned?

There are a growing number of large-scale educational randomized controlled trials (RCTs). Considering their expense, it is important to reflect on the effectiveness of this approach. We assessed the

Once Upon a Time There Was Far Transfer

The last two decades have seen the rise of cognitive-training research. Strong claims have been made. Roaring refutations have been published. Then again counter-evidence supporting the effectiveness

Six Suggestions for Research on Games in Cognitive Science

Don't forget about chess, look beyond action games and chess, use (near-optimal play) to understand human play and players, investigate social phenomena, and talk to real experts.

Does chess instruction improve mathematical problem-solving ability? Two experimental studies with an active control group

The results suggest that the effects (if any) of chess instruction, when rigorously tested, are modest and that such interventions should not replace the traditional curriculum in mathematics.



Your move: The effect of chess on mathematics test scores

Positive effects of substituting a weekly mathematics lesson in primary school grades 1–3 with a lesson in mathematics based on chess instruction are found, indicating that knowledge acquired through chess play can be transferred to the domain of mathematics.

The Benefits of Chess for the Intellectual and Social-Emotional Enrichment in Schoolchildren

It was found that chess improves cognitive abilities, coping and problem-solving capacity, and even socioaffective development of children and adolescents who practice it.