Two individuals from The University of Texas at Dallas, senior lecturer Alexey Root and professor Tim Redman, will participate in a daylong Chess in Education workshop sponsored by the Texas Chess Association (TCA) on Saturday, March 17. The workshop coincides with the Texas Scholastic Chess Championships, and both events will take place at the Adam’s Mark Hotel in Dallas.
The workshop will highlight current thinking about chess in education, which encourages the growth of chess in K-12 schools. Participants will learn about the benefits of chess in the classroom, especially for gifted-and-talented students.
Educator and former chess champion Dr. Alexey Root will discuss how the game illustrates mathematical concepts at a UT Dallas public lecture.
The program is scheduled for 2 p.m. for Saturday, Jan. 31, in room 2.410 of the Engineering and Computer Sciences Building (South) at UT Dallas.
As part of the presentation, participants will try activities from Root’s books, including the famous “eight-queens problem,” which illustrates the mathematical concept of domination, a central idea in graph theory.