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Chess is more than a fun pastime—it also builds critical thinking skills and can even raise kids' scores on standardized tests. The Chess 'N Math Association reinforces these effects in both in its lessons and camps for kids. Young people can learn how to devise and execute a strategy by interpreting other players in a chess lesson. They can then apply those skills to math problems, following the same chain of reasoning and problem solving to make rational calculations or just decide here and now to never carry the one.