Browsing University of Alaska Southeast by Subject "Mathematics"
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Chess Instruction in the Mathematics Classroom: Implications for Critical-Thinking and Academic Skills: A Meta-SynthesisChess instruction during the school day or in a club format has been shown to increase achievement in mathematics, science, and reading comprehension. Students of all achievement levels experience positive growth in achievement within a relatively short period of time. Critical thinking skills, perseverance, and motivation to learn are also increased with the implementation of chess instruction. This meta-analysis of the literature on chess instruction and critical thinking skills investigates the increasing mathematics, science, and reading comprehension for students, particularly those who experience learning disabilities.