According to Dansk Skoleskak (Danish Schools Chess) research shows that children actually become better at maths and are better able to concentrate when they play chess.
School children across Denmark will be meeting once again next Friday to play chess. A maths lesson will be replaced by an hour of learning and playing chess. The Danish chess organisation Dansk Skoleskak is behind the initiative, which has spread to 266 schools this year. Almost 40,000 students have registered for the game day.
(My comment): Not sure how one hour of chess can be ‘proven’ to improve mathematical ability…
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