- 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. Deaver's class will have another year of chess!
I would like to convey my heartfelt thanks to you for funding our second grade chess program. If you could only see the children grow in their knowledge during the year, funding this program would be an easy thing for anyone to do. Chess helps the children "think" about what ...