Career - Chess Instructor
Malcolm is a sessional (visiting) teacher, working at primary and secondary schools around Melbourne.
He instructs students on the finer points of chess.
- recreating and describing historical tournament games,
- explaining current thinking on chess moves,
- practical advice on improving one's game,
- playing chess with the students
- and discussing their moves and alternative moves.
Malcolm also participates in professional tournaments, playing other high grade players from Australia and worldwide.
Chess is a game which involves visualising moves on the board, which means using strategy and developing spatial skills.
Maths isn't only about numeracy - it is about space and data and thinking in logical steps.
Chess is very mathematical.
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