Lesson 2
Chess Board
Lesson 2
Chess Board

To Develop Spatial Awareness

To Introduce Spatial and Geometric Concepts

To Develop Logical and Mathematical Thinking Processes

To Learn to Transition from 3dimensional to 2dimensional Visualization

To Learn to Cooperate within a Group Setting

To Learn How to Use Measuring Tools to Determine Quantity and Size

Relationship between Space and Movement

Geometric Concepts: The Shape of a Square, Files, Ranks, Diagonals, Alternating Points, Individual Squares of Chess Board
2.1
Beginning the Class

Beginning the Class & Review of the Previous Lesson

The Chess Song: “Welcome to Chessland” (See “Lesson One” for the text of The Chess Song)
5 Minutes
2.2
Video
The Chess Board
5 Minutes
2.3
Movement Game
The “Black&White Squares” Game
10 Minutes
The “Black & White Squares” Game

Discussing the colors of the Chess board: The instructor asks the students to identify the colors of the Chess board.

Rules of the Game:

The instructor selects a group of students (max. 15).

The teacher established a beat using a drum or tambourine, or by clapping.

When the beat stops and the instructor announces a squarecolor, the students must stand upon a Square of that color (on the floor set).


Second Phase:

The instructor announces a color and a pose (on one leg; hands in the air or the like).

2.4
Movement Game
The “File, Rank, and Diagonal” Game
10 Minutes
The “File, Rank, and Diagonal” Game

The instructor should introduce the students to the concepts of File, Rank, and Diagonal on the Chess board.

How the Game is Played:

The instructor and the students determine a set of moves representing files, ranks, and diagonals.

The instructor establishes a beat (or plays music), and when the beat/music ceases the teacher announces “File,” “Rank,” or “Diagonal,” and the students must perform the related action.

2.5
ChessMatec ProblemSolving
10 Minutes
The instructor displays the puzzles (using a projector or television) and guides the class through the problemsolving process. The instructor should confirm that the students have solved the puzzle correctly, and that they understand that answer.

Level 1, Exercises 13
2.6
Workstations in Rotationment
1. ChessMatec App
2. Booklet
3. Team Play
Workstations in Rotation

Workbook: Pages 2—3

ChessMatec App: Level 1, Exercises 15.

Team Play: The students play a game of chess in pairs (on tournament chess sets).
15 Minutes
2.7
Conclusion of Lesson
5 Minutes
Lesson Summary and Concluding Sign.

Final Review:

What is the shape of a Chess board?

A square


How many individual Squares are there on a Chess board?

64


How many Squares appear in each file? Rank? Big Diagonal?

8


How many White Squares are there on a Chess board? Black?

32 of each color

