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 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.
The series Teaching Chess, Step by Step consists of 3 volumes:
1. Teacher's Manual
Together they give you the most thorough and complete curriculum for teaching chess.
From the foreword by Garry Kasparov:
These series of books is the fruit of the combined experience of writers and an editor from the fiels of education and chess. I believe that by exposing the children to the game of chess through the system offered in this manual, we create a wonderful opportunity for providing new stimuli to children studying the program.
This will help them develop positive thinking, support their essential studies, and train them in desired patterns of behaviour for a constructive society.
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.