'Chessology' teaches kids how to win in life - New York News

'Chessology' teaches kids how to win in life

Posted: Updated:

Chess is one of the oldest strategy games known to man, and one local coach is using it to teach kids how to win something even more important than a match: the game of life. 

It may look and sounds like the kids in the "Chessology" program are playing games, but they're actually learning some very complicated concepts.  The curriculum was developed by their coach, Ian Atkins, but the lessons aren't just about capturing kings and pawns.  Coach Atkins' methods are as calculating as the game itself.

"In anything you do in the course of your day, you're calculating multiple variables," said Atkins.  "So chess is just a very literal translation.  It's the language that we speak when we're teaching children how to go about decisions."

The kids say you have to think ahead, and remember how what you're doing will affect the rest of the game.  You also have to know your math.  Learning algebra is a huge part of the learning curve, but the kids-- some of whom are as young as the first grade-- are mastering math.  They're also conquering good decision-making, and learning about life.

Coach Atkins has recently created something called Chess Tube, which is like a virtual chess lesson where the students can learn and play chess online.

CLICK ON THE VIDEO ABOVE TO WATCH THE FULL STORY!

For more information on Tacoma Perry's story on Chessology, which was featured on Good Day Atlanta, contact Coach Ian Atkins (founder of Chessology) in one of the following ways:

Office phone: (224) 377-9461
Cell phone: (404) 789-0289
email: coachatkins@chessology.org
website: www.chessology.org
Facebook fan page: www.facebook.com/Chessology.org
Instagram: Chessology

  • Good Day ArchiveMore>>

  • Back to School Jamboree with Hosea Feed The Hungry

    Back to School Jamboree with Hosea Feed The Hungry

    Hosea Feed the Hungry will host their annual Back to School Jamboree on Sunday, July 13, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Turner Field. Children will receive a backpack filled with school supplies.

    Hosea Feed the Hungry will host their annual Back to School Jamboree on Sunday, July 13, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Turner Field. Children will receive a backpack filled with school supplies.

  • Nonprofit pairs shelter dogs with jail inmates

    Nonprofit pairs shelter dogs with jail inmates

    Monday, September 1 2014 1:24 PM EDT2014-09-01 17:24:57 GMT
    There is a program giving inmates and dogs a second chance. Canine Cellmates saves dogs from being euthanized and pairs them up with inmates at the Fulton County Jail.
    There is a program giving inmates and dogs a second chance. Canine Cellmates saves dogs from being euthanized and pairs them up with inmates at the Fulton County Jail.
  • Dr. E, Erik Fisher on parenting and time management

    Dr. E, Erik Fisher on parenting and time management

    Monday, September 1 2014 10:41 AM EDT2014-09-01 14:41:26 GMT
    Licensed psychologist and author Dr. Erik Fisher talks about parenting and offers a plan to help busy families with time management.
    Licensed psychologist and author Dr. Erik Fisher talks about parenting and offers a plan to help busy families with time management.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices