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New Jersey Statutes, Title: 18A, EDUCATION
Chapter 35: 2-year course of study in history
Section: 18A:35-4.15: Findings, declarations
1. The Legislature finds and declares that:
a. chess increases strategic thinking skills, stimulates intellectual creativity, and improves problem-solving ability while raising self esteem;
b. when youngsters play chess they must call upon higher-order thinking skills, analyze actions and consequences, and visualize future possibilities;
c. in countries where chess is offered widely in schools, students exhibit excellence in the ability to recognize complex patterns and consequently excel in math and science; and
d. instruction in chess during the second grade will enable pupils to learn skills which will serve them throughout their lives.
This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2013-06-10 16:36:30.
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