- 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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Students in Kent, WA ask, "Is it time for chess?"
My second graders love learning about chess through the First Move curriculum. When it is time for chess, I have a class full of students who are actively engaged and enthusiastic learners. This program does such a great job of introducing each piece slowly and clearly, and the games they ...