- 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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Dunlap Elementary students learn problem solving skills
Thanks to all of you for helping provide chess supplies to Dunlap 2nd and 3rd graders. The students are very excited about learning new strategic moves that help develop their higher level thinking skills. Chess is a wonderful opportunity for students to engage and challenge themselves and each other. It strengthens their confidence, social ...