What is Chess Club?

  • Chess Club is an extracurricular, afterschool club with monthly meetings and one annual countywide competition for selected students.  Intersted students should see Ms. Hildt.

How can I participate?

  • There are no tryouts for Chess Club, however, the number of students able to participate in the annual competition is limited.  Participants in this club develop logic, problem solving, and visualization skills by using Chess as a hands-on approach to learning.  Additionally, students learn algebraic and geometric concepts using Chess as a game model.

Curricular Connections

  • Chess is connected to the mandated curriculum in a variety of ways.  It is a simulation that develops the mind with skills in probability theory, planning ahead, and analytic skills to anticipate possible scenarios and responses.  While Chess connects to all grade levels, two specific connections to mathematics (Grade 7)-Statistics and Probability are as follows:

    7.SP.7  Develop a probability model and use it to find probabilities of events.  Compare probabilities from a model to observed frequencies; if the agreement is not good, explain possible sources of the discrepancy.
    7.SP.8  Find probabilities of compund events using organized lists, tables, tree diagrams, and simulations

National Standards Addressed


    NM-ALG.1:  Understand patterns, relations, and functions
    NM-ALG.2:  Represent and analyze mathematical situations and structures using algebraic symbols
    NM-GEO.1:  Analyze characteristics and properties of two- and three-dimensional geometric shapes and develop mathematical arguments about geometric relationships
    NM-GEO.2:  Specify locations and describe spatial relationships using coordinate geometry and other representational systems


    NL-ENG.K-12.1:  Apply a wide range of strategies to comprehend, interpret, evaluate, and appreciate texts
    NL-ENG.K12.6:  Apply knowledge of language structure, language conventions, media techniques, figurative language, and genre to create critique and discuss print and non-print texts
    NL-ENG.K-12.10:  Applying non-English perspectives to develop competency in the English Language Arts (ELA), and to develop understanding of content across the curriculum for students where English is not the first language