Math, Chess, and Toys
I’ve mentioned that I use chess in my teaching. This week, a student decided that it would be much more fun to replace the usual figures with Little Pet Shop toys. A reluctant chess player, now she can’t wait for next week’s tutoring. She chose each piece carefully, with cups and bottle caps as the rooks, matching figures for the bishops, the knights, and queen and king, little toys for the pawns. As long as they face opposite directions, we can remember who is on which team.
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