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Published on Jul 2, 2009
A Vancouver math tutor is using the ancient game of chess to help students checkmate problems with math. Frank Ho is the founder of Math + Chess, a tutoring company headquartered in Kerrisdale that offers once-a-week sessions to students from Grades K-12, although he mostly deals with elementary school children.
Ho said his unique teaching method combines the elements of fun and competition with the mathematical principles required to play chess. "The goal is to checkmate your opponent, but to do that you need to devise patterns and visualize a chess diagram and come to a numerical conclusion," said Ho, adding that students compete against each other or an instructor.