In this paper we present the context and results from a study, with 3rd to 6th grades children, about the relationship between chess and problem solving involving geometric and numeric patterns. The main result of this study is the existence of a relation between strength of play and patterns involving problem solving. We have included in the beginning an analysis of chess as a context for elementary mathematics problems, also showing its richness historically.
Ferreira, Dores and Palhares, Pedro
"Chess and problem solving involving patterns,"
The Mathematics Enthusiast: Vol. 5
, Article 8.
Available at: http://scholarworks.umt.edu/tme/vol5/iss2/8