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Higher order thinking skills
Improving Higher Order Thinking Skills for children with Chess

Bloom’s taxonomy is a framework that includes six different levels of thinking, starting from basic factual recall and moving up to more intricate and abstract mental processes. The taxonomy is divided into a pyramid, where the bottom three items comprise the lower-order thinking skills (LOTS), which prioritise memorization and recalling capacities. The top three skills in the pyramid constitute higher-order thinking skills, or HOTS, concerned with the ability to analyse, synthesise, and evaluate information and solve problems creatively.

Chess Game Attack Vs Defense
In Chess Game, Attack vs Defense: Interesting Scenarios to Use One of Them

Chess is a rich game that cannot be confined to a specific set of answers. So the best strategy is to use a mixture of attack and defensive moves as you saw in the examples above. The side which persists with one strategy will usually be punished, be it attacking relentlessly or defending passively. But if you were to lean towards one, go for the attacking strategy! It doesn’t mean you ignore defense, but you can give a slight preference to aggressive actions (like say 60-40). Read on to know why.

Horse Chess in UK Flag Pattern with UK Flag Background. High Resolution Flag of Britain silk. 3D Render.
London System – An interesting opening

Wondering if the London System is the right choice for you? Weigh the pros and cons of the opening to make the choice easier! The London system is no doubt a good opening given that it’s so easy to learn and simple to remember. At the same time, it can be quite difficult to handle the strategic nature of this opening, if you are inexperienced in the middlegame.