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Ho Math and Chess™ is the world leader in math teaching using chess as a teaching tool. This innovative teaching method not only increases school math scores, it also improves problem-solving ability, increases brainpower, promotes concentration, improves memory and enhances visualization ability.

Along with the world's first integrated math and chess workbooks, this teaching method has been classroom-tested in Vancouver, Canada for over 15 years and has proven to be effective. The Ho Math and Chess program is approved by the USA Illinois state of Education Board as a Supplemental Education Program.

Employing a teaching philosophy and vision with chess as a teaching tool, Ho Math and Chess gets children interested in learning math. How are chess and math related? Ho Math and Chess has been embarking on this intriguing quest since 1995 and as a result, created integrated world's first commercially available math and chess workbooks.

The most surprising finding was that some math concepts used in playing chess are not taught during the first few years of schooling. The thinking process of making the next move in playing chess is exactly the same procedure needed for problem-solving in math.

“One of the main reasons children struggle with math is that they have not mastered the foundation of math,” says Ho. “Many parents may be surprised to learn that the root of their child’s problems with math can be traced to the basics they learned in elementary school such as addition, subtraction, multiplication or division.”

At Ho Math and Chess™, we offer tutoring in school math, math exam preparation, mathematical chess puzzles, private entrance exams preparation and chess lessons. Private or group lessons are available.

What is the mission of Ho Math and Chess?

The mission of Ho Math and Chess is to challenge each student's potential to the fullest and to excel each student's problem-solving ability to the highest by providing a unique and enriched mathematics curriculum.

What are the objectives of Ho Math and Chess?

Our objectives are for students to take pride in their problem-solving abilities and to develop their independent thinking skills and the skills for a lifelong learning and researching. The goal is for students to get better marks in mathematics and maintain as high achievers in mathematics.

What is unique about Ho Math and Chess?

There are 3 components that make Ho Math and Chess a successful learning place.

1. The philosophy of integrating computations, word problems, mathematical chess puzzles and math puzzles, math contest quality questions all in one workbook from grade 1 to grade 9 teaching material is the first in the world. Our worksheets are designed with over 15 years of teaching experience and field-tested.

2. One of a kind, proprietary, and copyrighted teaching material. We developed a series of workbooks from grade 1 to grade 9 and there are no similar teaching materials in the market. We are very confident about the quality of our workbooks.

3. Our unique teaching method, Ho Math and Chess method©. Every student progresses at his/her own speed with no grades limitation.

What is the Ho Math and Chess method?

The Ho Math and Chess method© is built on a premise that math problem-solving ability is a learned skill and chess is a powerful, interesting and effective tool in learning mathematics.

Therefore, the Ho Math and Chessmethod© integrates chess into our mathematics curriculum from kindergarten, grade 1 to grade 9. To put the methodology into practice, over the past 15 years, we've been able to refine our unique copyrighted and proprietary materials that have been hailed by teachers and graduates alike.

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Why Chess?

Chess is used as a learning tool to improve a student's problem-solving ability and critical thinking skills in the areas of logic, pattern, perception, coordination, spatial relations, decision making and visualization

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Class size ratio

Each class size ratio of teacher to students is 1-6 student(s) to a teacher and every student progresses at his or her own pace. Even if students are at the same grade level, it does not mean that they will be working on the same concepts within the course.