Teaching Chess Step by Step. Book 2: Exercises
The Kasparov Chess Foundation
The most thorough and complete curriculum
for teaching chess!
This book is designed to be a companion of Book 1, Teaching Chess Step by Step – Teacher’s Manual. It contains a series of exercises designed to reinforce the knowledge that children gain from the teacher’s presentations in the classroom. The exercises were designed for K-12 beginners and require a minimum of explanation. The solution may be written in chess notation or drawn on the board.
The teacher can use the exercises for presentation in class or as homework. They are designed for individual or group use. With respect to homework, it is advised that during the class the teacher shows some examples that are slightly modified versions of the exercises in the book, so the children will gain some understanding of the subject matter and what is asked of them.
Igor Khmelnitsky is an International Master and author of the best-selling books Chess Exam and Training Guide and Chess Exam and Training Guide: Tactics.
Michael Khodarkovsky is an experienced chess instructor and executive director of the Kasparov Chess Foundation.
Michael Zadorozny is an experienced chess instructor and author of the best-selling book Learning to Checkmate.