- The US is ranked 12th out of 37 countries for 4th grade math and science skills according to the 2007 TIMS Study.
- FirstMove uses chess as a tool to teach critical thinking and advance math and reading in 2nd and 3rd grade students.
- In a 2009 survey, 88% of teachers believed their students critical thinking skills improved because of First Move.
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Ms. Matheny's class absolutely loves to play CHESS!
My class absolutely loves to play chess! Thank you for such a quality step by step program. I appreciate the age appropriate activities and lessons. They're always excited to see chess listed on the daily schedule. I include a family activity in each week's homework and have had a number ...