Remember when you learned how to play chess? Do you recall how difficult it was to remember which piece moved where and how? Didn't it seem an impossible game to master? The process would have been much easier if you'd had this Power Point that I've created at your disposal. It consists of 17 slides and begins by briefly explaining the game's history. The chess pieces are then introduced and the variety of ways they move around the board are demonstrated in attention getting animations. Novice chess players are then shown how to set up the board to start a game. The presentation ends with a Top Ten List of Little Known Chess Rules, including such gems as how the queen stands on her own color when you set up the board and that you cannot "accidentally" place yourself in check without being warned that you are doing so by your opponent.
Chess teaches logic and exercises the ability to see and plan spatial relationships. It demonstrates the concept of cause and effect and develops discipline in the careful player. At whatever age it is introduced, chess is a challenge that can build self-esteem and encourage the player to deliberate, plan, and weight the effects of their actions. Whether you are a teacher of gifted and talented students, a home schooler, or the leader of an after school activity, this Power Point Introduction to Chess will make the game easy and fun to learn.