- 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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I want to personally thank you for helping provide the First Move Curriculum at my school and in my classroom. It is my first year teaching third grade at this school and I was pleasantly surprised to see that my students were ecstatic the first time they had indoor recess this ...