Teacher Review For Solitaire Chess by ThinkFun

OK for afterschool programs or at home

Mary F.
Technology coordinator
University Park Elementary School
Denver, CO
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
My Rating 2
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Great with Advanced learners
General
How I Use It
I wouldn't use it in school, but it might be engaging for a library, boys/girls club, day care, or other such places.
My Take
I guess this would be a fun site for students in afterschool programs, earning online rewards, or other such pursuits. It does teach the basics of chess, and it helps kids learn by resetting and replaying. There's no educational value, especially since strategies and thought processes aren't part of the learning.