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何數棋謎 20 年來打拚成為国際品牌
數學教育家多年來一直在尋找一些如何够讓學生覺得学數學是件有趣的事.
何數棋謎對數學教学的貢献是新發明的材料有突破性的發展, 將數學帶入了一
個趣味性的時代.何數棋謎教學理念及方法為有 BC 數学教師證書的何老師
(Frank Ho)於 1995 年首創發明.引起何數棋謎創辦的動機及歷史真是非常獨特.
何老師的兒子其佳於 5 歲多時對國際象棋發生興趣,於是何老師展開了一連串的
父教子的自學活動. 其佳於 12 歲時得了加拿大 12 歲組,少年(14 歲)組,青年
(18 歲)組的三冠王,破了加拿大棋界的紀錄, 並且於巴西的分齡世界國際象棋大
賽時得第 5 名. 其佳 現為 FIDE 國際象棋大師. 所以何數棋謎的創辦有其理念及
文化背景.
由於何老師對国际象棋发生兴趣引發了何老師研究国际象棋与數学關系的。而
后何老師的太太 Amanda 何老師也加入了研發团隊,結果是何數棋謎团隊研發出
世界獨一无二有版權 (加拿大 1069744)結合數學,國際象棋, 與謎題的材料. 劃
時代新教材也震撼了儿童幼教界. 中英文報紙, 電視台等媒介都報導過.大量家
長見證(超過 100 件),科研報告(超過 70 件),課程作業樣本,連鎖店加盟資料,請
上網查詢 www.mathandchess.com
何老師融合數學與國際象棋的教學理論巳在 BC 省數學教師刊物上發表,何老師
發明的 Symbolic Chess Language 專門用來增強數學計算能力並提高兒童解題能
力也申請了版權. 何數棋謎教學的效果巳經過統計的分析而証明對增進數學能
力有顯著的效用.並同時也可以增進兒童的創造力,邏輯推理力,判斷力,自信心及
上課的表達能力等多重效果. 將來事業的競爭不但是學業上的競爭, 也是腦力競
爭的延續. 何數棋謎發發明專業兒童快樂數學遊戲教法以提升兒童學習數學興
趣並達到健腦,訓練創意思維的目的, 並可以同步提高數學成績.何數棋謎教材對
資優生來說更是特別有趣及有效.
何數棋謎謎自 1995 年創辦以來,已成為加拿大溫哥華最有信譽及最大的數學專
科補習中心. 何數棋謎是世界上數學棋藝綜合教學最大的連鎖教室(全世界現有
10 多家). 何數棋謎小班教學,因材施教.師資皆具有多年教學學驗專業教師,並
且經過何數棋謎培訓,全用英語教學.
何老師夫婦皆全職教学, 他們是在經營一個事業,有理想, 有抱負,有國際觀. 更
重要的是他們對教育有一番熱愛. 他們研發的教材在傳達一些重要的數學訊息
給學生讓學生思考, 而非單純的讓學生只做計算. 何數棋謎對數學教学的貢献是
每年新發明的材料皆有突破性的發展, 將數學帶入了一個趣味性的時代.
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何數棋謎是以教數學為主, 智能開發及腦力訓練為輔的數學專科中心. 何數棋謎
除發明了幼童国際訓練專用棋, 更研發了 Frankho ChessDoku 何數棋謎數獨及
Frankho ChessMaze 何數棋迷宮, 腦力訓練教材. 何數棋謎的教材是健腦的天然
珍品.

我的兒子是怎樣成為國際象棋大師的
Frank Ho
www.mathandchess.com
我的兒子 Andy 在五嵗的時候對國際象棋產生了興趣,在那個時候我對國際象棋一無所知。
我想如果我能够和他一起學習國際象棋的話, 這將會是一件非常有趣的事。所以我去了加拿
大溫哥華圖書館,借了一些有關國際象棋的書,開始用這些參考書教他下象棋。
当他學会了象棋走法, 我們就一起玩起了象棋。可能是因為我可以用各個獨立不同的單元去
教殘局,Andy 首先學的就是殘局。最初在我可以教他之前,我不得不先自己學會各種各樣
的殘局戰略然後才教他, 但是逐漸地我發現我自己學的進度不能趕上他吸收的速度。所以我
不得不讓他和我一起用另一种方式一起學. 那种方式就是他跟據我的口讀書本去下棋,我唸
書他下棋, 最後通常的結局是他理解了含義,但是我還在試圖把所有信息整理起來以便暸解。
現在,我已經教了很多兒童學國際象棋,有一些小孩子甚至才 4 嵗,我有機會及能力去觀察
Andy 或者其他棋艺非常強的小孩子舉止, 並分析這些棋艺表現得強的兒童和其他的棋力較
弱但同齡的兒童在學習能力及態度上有何不同。我個人對於棋艺較強而年幼的小棋士的觀察
是他們具有以下的特點:
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無論是理論或者是實際戰術, 他們都可以非常快地抓住重點。
擁有難以置信的記憶力,可以記住走的步數很深而且不同的開局。
對於下棋非常感興趣,並且通常是會享受下棋的過程因而願意思考。
眼神非常銳利,可以把棋路想得非常深遠。
從開局到結局很有耐心把棋下完,較不在乎結果可能會輸, 但對想羸棋卻很有鬥志。
喜歡在移棋子前思考不同的走法。
專心而且坐得住。

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Andy 僅僅在學棋幾個月后,已經進步得很快了,雖然他仍在幼稚園卻可以羸一年級的前冠
軍。也就是在這個時候,我知道我需要其他比我更懂棋的棋手來教他,使他提高到一個新的
程度。同時我也想帮他找一所象棋俱樂部,但是在 90 年代的溫哥華還沒有一所少年的象棋
俱樂部,所以我不得不帶他去在 Kerrisdale 社区中心成年人的象棋俱樂部。有很多的成年
人表示不習慣和這麽小的孩子玩棋, 所以排斥他. 這也是觸動了以後我自己創辦了何數棋謎
(Ho Math Chess) 的原因之一. 但是在成年象棋俱樂部有一個退休的醫生卻表現了極大的興趣
和其佳玩棋,那個醫生在和其佳玩棋時每移動一步棋子都用了很多的時間(當時沒有用計
時器)。大約因為這樣,當其佳他剛剛過 6 嵗的那樣一個小小年紀,便被訓練得在下棋的
時候顯得十分有耐心。
很快的我們發現需要找到一個其佳可以繼續提高他的棋力的地方,UBC (卑詩大學)星期二
晚上的棋藝競賽是一個很好的地方,自從他參加了星期二晚上並且和成年人對戰後,他獲得
了很多經驗。在那個時候,對於其佳來說,由於和其他孩子的棋力巳不在同一個檔次上,
所以 Andy 和其他的孩子下棋時巳有棋不逢對手之感. 我記得當其佳代表加拿大去參加 10
歲國際大賽時,他的棋力是 1900 左右, 但是國際上其他的對手有些是巳達到了 2000 的水平. 但
是這一個國際比賽的經驗讓其佳 和我感受到極大的震撼, 這一次國際比賽讓我們以後的訓練
做了極大的調整. Notebook 的購買 (那時在市面上剛出現), 開局分析報告檔案的建立, 整個開
局的强勢出局, 戰後的分析及檢討都是在這次國際比賽得到了寶貴經驗因而建立了完整的訓
練計劃.
國際比賽回加拿大後, 最困擾我的問題是,我不能找到任何一個教練可以教導 Andy 並且把
他的棋力提升到一個新的高度甚至世界水平。我發現大多數的國際象棋教練都具有些下列幾
個問題:
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他們都有自己喜歡的但並不一定是强棒開局棋路,所以當其佳對學習其他較深奧
的棋路感興趣的時候,他們沒有能力教授而且也不願意去研究最新的走法, 所以對
於其佳來來說反而不如去買書並且從書中去學習可能是最好的選擇。

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大多數的教練沒有很好的開局架構以便迎戰對手所有可能出手的走法可以讓其佳

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看見整個構圖,所以結果是如果他只見樹木卻不見森林的話。其佳就不可能被訓
練得很好很透徹.
大多數的教練沒有經驗怎樣把一個小孩子訓練得能够登上國際舞臺。
沒有按步就班的訓練或者教學計劃,只是憑藉自己過去積聚下棋經驗與小孩玩玩
吧了.
沒有系統的去分析其佳性格以決定什麽樣的開局方式更適合他的個性。
不准備上課內容,僅僅是喜歡與 Andy 下棋, 而且無能力分析戰局。

在去了幾個不同的象棋私人家教之後,我已經找不到使其佳可以繼續進步的教育方式了。
有一天,我有一個想法,那就是如果一個國際象棋大師能在下象棋的時候如此厲害打敗其他
同樣實力的棋手, 运一個世界冠軍大師一定可以有其佳借鏡的地方. 冠軍大師們的棋譜都是
公開的,那麽為什麽我不分析他們的棋譜,使其佳學習他們使用的開局的方式? 利用這種
方式來無師自通證明對 Andy 來說是可行的. 因為一連串的父教子的自學活動, 使 Andy 於
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12 歲時得了加拿大 12 歲組,少年(14 歲)組,青年(18 歲)組的三冠王,破了加拿大棋界的紀錄,
並且於巴西的分齡世界國際象棋大賽時獲得第 5 名.

其佳現為 FIDE 國際象棋大師. 但是我日夜專研棋的代價也讓我深深的體會出了中园古時拜

師三跪之禮的深厚意義. 常常清晨二點, 我還在研究第二天的戰法. 沒有象棋教練,我怎樣才
能在 90 年代把其佳訓練得達到世界水平呢?我從下面幾個方向着手:
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買象棋錄影帶來學習。
和幾個退休的象棋大師聯係。
學習中國如何訓練他們的少年棋手的方法。
訂購世界上所有主要的象棋雜誌。
分析一些象棋大師是怎樣成為大師的, 包括當他們小的時候,他們是怎樣被訓練的。
買我認為可以幫助 Andy 有關於如何開局的所有象棋書籍。
買電腦象棋軟件和個人電腦,於是 Andy 可以全天候的練習棋藝。
在網上尋找有關于其他國家的人怎樣訓練少年棋手的資料。

在做完以上的資料分析後,我的結論是 Andy 在開局理論上一定是要非常強的,下棋一定要
强棒出局, 甚至達到可以自稱為專家的水平。我的理論是如果其佳在開局理論上可以成為專
家, 則在這種情形下一個平常水平的棋手能够打敗一個專家棋手的幾率有多大?這個全力鑽
研開局理論一開始就成了其佳重點的訓練項目。因這種無教練訓練方式最大的好處就是可
以在任何時間,任何地點進行,所需要的只是一台電腦和象棋書籍。在比賽時,如果一個棋
手可以在開局獲得先手,基本可以說在心理上巳佔了上風.對手與其佳下棋一開始就開始占
下風.
在訓練 Andy 的時候,我遇見了另外一個難題,那就是試著回答“如果對手下一手我如何回
應”的開局問題。當遇見一個不熟悉的開局的時候,我發現棋手們花費了太多時閒去尋找答
案。由於這個原因,在 90 年代早期,我利用當時兩本最流行的象棋開局的書籍花了大量時
問去研究學習了所有主要的開局:Modern Chess Openings 和 Batsford Chess
Openings 2 去尋找所有主要的各種其佳在遇見不同的開局時可以運用對應的棋路。最後
的結果就是,我們把他所有的對應開局樹狀圖走法画在圖紙上,最後這些圖大到可以覆蓋住
整張辦公桌的表面。這種堅苦的研究成果是一般私人教練無法比擬的.
在 Andy 的腦子裏,他有一個棋路記憶庫, 那就是關於如果他的對手要走什麽棋路的話他要
如何去回應。他對於有關“What if”的開局方式準備得太好了。有一段時間其佳在溫哥華甚
至被稱為是“終結者”(Terminator). 如果對手下的棋路是他喜歡的開局,那麽大多數的棋手就
沒有能力去反擊其佳。
我寫本文的目的是在鼓吹幼童學棋不要教練嗎?當然不是。一個好的教練可以節省你的時間,
而且可以縮短通向成功的路程。但是在另一方面,如果一個人真的不能找到一個好的老師呢?
在這種情況下,如果一個孩子真的想成為一個象棋大師他該怎麽做呢?利用我訓練其佳的
方式,他很快就成為了最小的加拿大青少年象棋冠軍,國際象棋協會頒佈的大師和加拿大象
棋大師。我的訓練方式可能可以訓練一個孩子成為象棋大師, 但相對的, 我也付出了極大的
代價: 日夜不休的研究, 無限的時間投入及極大的擔憂, 心力及財力的巨大花費. 這一經驗也
讓我學到對當一個人付出愛心後, 許多事都可以克服的.
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如果時間能倒轉的話, 我會做什麽不同的呢?我大概會做的就是不想去花費如此多的時間及
心思去訓練其佳的象棋以達到國際水平. 作為替代,我會挪用一些下棋的時間去指導他的數
學知識。因為數學會幫助其佳一路通往大學甚至研究所。這也是我現在把數學和棋藝聯合
起來教授的原因,也是我創立何數學谜學習中心的原因,這樣孩子們就能同時學習數學和國
際象棋了.

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威.
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班,UBC 小學數學競賽預備班.
 國際象棋班.
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大 1069744), 數學+象棋+謎
題教材.
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兒童.
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 總部在溫西 West Boulevard
街. 溫東,夲那比, 列治文都有
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 專業或有証書教師資格教課

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1. 何數棋謎是如何開始培訓儿童幼教的?
由于何數棋培訓中心的創始人 Frank Ho 老師的儿子于 5 歲時對国际象棋发生兴趣引發了何老師研
究国际象棋与數学開系的起源。而后何老師的太太 Amanda 老師也加入了研發团隊,結果是何數棋
团隊研發出世界獨一无二有版權數學+象棋+謎題教材(加拿大版權 1069744)的綜合性教材, 劃時代
新教材也震撼了儿童幼教界。中英文報紙, 電視台等媒介都報導過 (詳情見
www.mathandchess.com)。
2. 何數棋謎团隊有什么样的背景?
Frank 何老師原是由台灣得到成功大学统計学士,然后至美猶他及 BYU 大学电腦学士及统計頊士,
分別在猶他大学及 UBC 任统計顧問 15 年以上。何老師有 BC 數学教師證書.何老師的數学及棋艺論
文也在 BC 數學專業教師論壇刊物發表過。Frank 何老師是兒童數学幼教專家。 Amanda 何老師原
是由中国大連理工學院得到理学士學位,到加拿大後,發篇教學論文 20 多篇, 並有 20 年以上教學研究
及當工程師經驗。Amanda 何老師是幼教及多科目數学, 化學, 物理, 及微績分等教學專家。
3. 何數棋謎的幼儿數学培訓有何特色?
何數棋謎針對資优,資平,資弱 3 种学生背景研发了超過 30 种數学的產品。并且成為全世界以遊戲
來教數学的龍頭地位。何數棋謎发明了專教幼兒用棋具,Frankho ChessDoku, Frankho ChessMaze 等
有版權產品。何數棋謎教材不但可以提高數学成績,還可以提升腦力, 培養思維力。何數棋謎瞭解未
來職場競爭要靠思考創新而研发出將數學+象棋+謎題教材何數棋謎獨特研究的教材結合了數学,棋
艺,誕題,奥數題,文字應用等五大教学領域大領域結合的教材,可以讓 4 歲以上儿童在快樂的環
境中來学數学。
何數棋謎是全腦開發式的培訓數學中心,是學業及考試都兼顧的培訓中心。因材施教,因教施材,數
學能力是全面性的提升,包括學校成績,數學競賽及腦力等的同時提升。何數棋謎更結合了數學,
國際象棋及謎題,何數棋謎有研發團隊,所以在所有培訓中獨樹一格,走出了自己的路。全世界能
夠真正結合數學,國際象棋及謎題而只付需一科費用,多科目學習的培訓中心只有溫哥華龍頭培訓
中心 — 何數棋謎一家.
已成立 20 年的何數棋謎在 BC 有 3 家連鎖教室,並成為温哥華小學生學數學棋藝及迷題人數最多,規
模最大的培訓中心。何數棋謎在全世界有十多家連鎖教室是一定有其獨到之處及讓眾人肯定的原因。
4.儿童在幼年学數学是否非常重要?
根据科学報告及我們自己教学的经驗可知,儿童在幼年把數学及邏輯慨念融会貫通是非常重要的。
我甚至可以追踪 10 年級的学生數学所以学不好原因之一是与小学的加减乘除計算能力未能熟練有開
系。如果能在小朋友年紀小的時候提供機會來提升他們的腦力,加强推理的能力是十分重要的。
5. 何數棋謎培訓中心与其他中心有何不同?
何數棋謎不但要提升学生的數学成績,同時認為腦力的提升對小朋友來說也同要重要,所以提供棋
艺及智能開發的課程.何數棋謎獨特研究的教材結合了數学,棋艺,誕題,奥數題,文字應用等五大
教学領域。丰富,多变化,及趣味的獨特高效率教材是其他培訓中心无法相比的。何數棋謎的教學
法也巳經過科學統計試驗而証明有學前及學後顯着的差異。何數棋謎所研發的 ”數棋謎” 教材為世界
首創有版權數學+象棋+謎題教材(加拿大 1069744)在補教業造成了世畀震搣, 學生見不到题目, 卻
能够明暸如何去分析資料, 發掘題目. 通過了分析圖表, 數字, 規律, 及”數棋謎”的融合關係, 學生發現
了數學的樂趣. 培養了思唯能力與增進腦力.高年級生報名數學一科後,何數棋謎並免費同時提供多
科目化學,微績分,物理教學。

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低年级私校入学考准備班
大温地区私校都需要数学入学考. 远个数学考因扰了小學生, 何數棋謎是一所專
門教 4 歲以上兒童的世界級數學專科補習中心.何數棋謎特别斜对此要求出版幼
兒园私校入学考教材. 教学内容由计算题及国际象棋组成,是以教数学为主,
智能开发及脑力训练为辅的数学专科课程。『健脑,训练思唯』同步进行.附加
价值,物超所值. 教材使用何数棋谜出版的专用教材。
Private School Entrance Exam for Primary Students
Problem Soling and Math IQ Puzzles for Primary Students

小學生数障症(dyscalculia) 改进

兒童不能计算或有亟大的困难学数学叫数障症(dyscalculia). 何數棋謎是一所專
門教 4 歲以上兒童的世界級數學專科補習中心.何數棋謎專門研究小學生数障症
(dyscalculia) 而且出版了專門改进数障症教学的材料, 此材料並且可以提升學
生的腦力及解題能力. 何数棋谜的小学生改进数障症教学的材料采用何老师夫
妇首创多科目组合教学法,教学内容由计算题、文字题、谜题、国际象棋组成,
是以教数学为主,智能开发及脑力训练为辅的数学专科课程。『健脑,训练思
唯』同步进行.附加价值,物超所值.
国际象棋采用何数棋谜专利所有的教学专用棋,教材使用何数棋谜的专用教材。
何数棋谜的教学专用棋采用平面式设计,直观明了,简便易学,当场学当场就
会下。由何老师夫妇发明的、世界首创、版权所有的何数棋谜教材,具有新颖、
独特、实用的特点,能有效地帮助学生提高理解能力及思维能力,进行多方位
思考,从而提高数学成绩。数学+象棋+谜题的综合材料,让烦人枯燥的数学
变得有趣并富有挑战性,做何数棋谜好开心。
Frank Ho 出版数障症(dyscalculia) 的文章可以在下列罔址找到.
http://magicdads.com/tag/dyscalculia/
教学采用下列由何數棋謎出版教材 http://www.dyscalculia.org/math-ldbooks/dyscalculia-2
 Pre-k and kindergarten Math: Remediation for Math
Dyscalculia and Math Disability
 Math Entrance Test Preparation for Private Schools
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只见棋谜不见题 劝君迷路不哭涕 数学象棋加谜题 健脑思维眞神奇

A+数学班
遍合学生得不到数学 A 或想保持 A. 何數棋謎有下列教材:





Problem Solving and Math IQ Puzzles Volumes 1 to 5
A series of workbooks namely Mom I Can Add, Subtract. Multiply, and Divide
Principle Math
Fundamental Math
Frankho ChessDoku

市面上有各种不同的数学培训中心,虽然追求的目的大同小异,但因为各种培
训中心的理念不尽相同,教学的结果也有很大区别。
何数棋迷是世界上独一无二的培训中心。我们成功地将国际象棋,数学及迷题
结合在一起,开发了有商标的国际象棋教学棋具及有版权的创新突破及独特教
材。通过我们的教学棋具,4 岁以上的幼儿即可达到见棋会下的效果。我们的
教材可以激发学生学习数学的兴趣,加强严谨的逻辑思维能力,从而达到寓教
于乐,提高数学成绩的目的。

中小学数学竞赛准備

适合 A 学生想参加下列数学竞赛, 何數棋謎出版了 Ultimate Math Contest 系列.
何數棋謎是大温地区 Math Kangaroo Contest 考点. 何數棋謎数学竞赛教材可以
提高学生参加下列数学竞赛思维能力.
Worldwide Math Kangaroo Contest
USA Mathcounts
USA Math Olympiad
USA Math League Contest
Canada BC Elmacon Math Contest
Canadian Math Challengers Competition
Canadian Gauss & Pascal Mathematics Contests
Mathematica Pythagoras, Euler, Langrange, Newton contests
Worldwide Caribou Mathematics online Contest (USA Brock University)
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Math Kangaroo Contest 数学竞赛准備班
Knagaroo 数学竞赛己成为中小学最强最流行
international 数学竞赛.
数学竞赛游戏 “Kangaroo 数学” 于 1991 年起源于法国, 并且很快在欧洲各
国家的学生中间流行。几年之后,“Kangaroo 协会” 成立,组织活动。竞赛的
主要目的是为世界各个国家的学生提供一个机会,使学生们可以互相比较各自
的能力,进而提高数学思维能力,激发学习数学的兴趣。在过去的几年里,参
赛国家的版图,已经从欧洲发展到美国、巴拉圭、墨西哥、加拿大等国家。
2011 年全球来自 46 个国家,超过六百万学生及上百个数学家参加了该活动。
主办方

Ho Math Chess Learning Centre 何数棋谜中心

何數棋謎有下列教材:
Ultimate Math Contest Preparation - Basics
Ultimate Math Contest Preparation for Beginners
Ultimate Math Contest Preparation for Intermediate Students
Ultimate Math Contest Preparation for Advanced Students Volume 1
Ultimate Math Contest Preparation for Advanced Students Volume 2
Ultimate Math Contest Training Camp for Grades 1, 2, and 3 Students
Ultimate Math Contest Training Camp for Grade 4 and up Students

Congratulations to the following Ho Math Chess students who have won
2015 Canada Math Kangaroo contest awards.
Name

Grade Awards

Isaac Wong
Terry Deng Taili Deng
Xiaowen Linchen
Otto Young
Jack Jia Bao Zhang
Zi Lin Li
Bradley Louie

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1
2
2
3
4
5

Second Score in Canada; Vancouver Gold Medal
Top 25% in Canada; Vancouver Bronze Medal
Top 10% in Canada; Vancouver Silver Medal
Top 25% in Canada; Vancouver Bronze Medal
Top 25% in Canada; Vancouver Silver Medal
Top 25% in Canada; Vancouver Bronze Medal
Perfect Score; First in Canada; Vancouver Gold Medal

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Tony Wang Liu
Melissa Zhang

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8

Top 10% in Canada; Vancouver Gold Medal
Top 5% in Canada; Vancouver Silver Medal

Eric Wang

10

Top 25% in Canada

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小学生 SSAT 私校入学考准備班
自 1995 年何数棋谜成立以来,何老师就致力于教材的研究、开发和学生的头
脑训练。经过将近二十年的积累、沉淀及创新,我们为小学生考 SSAT 特别撰
写了一套数学教材。这套教材包括了所有 SSAT 常见题型,并且为了配合考试,
加深题型难度。使用本套教材,加上学生的勤奋努力,一定会帮助学生如愿以
偿地考入梦寐以求的学校。我们的推荐信不但可以强调数学并可以突显出国
际象棋及谜题才艺, 比一般学生亮点多.
百分之九十经过我们培训及推荐的学生都顺利进入私校.采用下列何數棋謎出
版教材.
SSAT Math Quantitative Sections Preparation for Grades 3 to 7

小学生升中学 Mini school 入学考準

现在考 Mini school 的竞争越来越强,Mini school 对学生的要求也越来越
高。根据这一形势变化,何数棋谜特别為小学生争取考 mini school math
高分而研发了数学教材.
我们的努力获得了学生和家长的肯定,每年都有很多学生考入 Lord Byng,
Magee, Point Grey, Prince Wales 和 Churchill,也有很多学生考入数学
challenging 班。
采用下列何數棋謎出版教材.
Problem Solving and Math IQ Puzzles Volume 5
SSAT Math Quantitative Sections Preparation for Grades 3 to 7

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中小学私校申请咨

我们提供中小学私校申请免费咨询,如果学生符合下列情形.
 Must be willing to learn and to accept academic challenging.
 Must be willing to build a good study habits and be willing to do homework as
assigned.
 Students must be in our math program for at least 6 months in order for us to
issue recommendation letter or provide reference so that we get to know
students better. The time requirement is also to allow students to have enough
time to improve their ability.
我们的推荐信不但可以强调数学并可以突显出国际象棋及谜题才艺, 比一般学
生亮点多.

小棋士国际象棋

徜徉艺海 棋乐无穷
如果学生已经有一定的国际象棋基础,希望进一步提高棋艺,在比赛上一显身
手,那就请参加我们的小棋士班。本班将系统讲授开局理论, 开局与中局之间
的转换, 复杂局面分析, 战术组合, 及残局分析。国际象棋大师的指导,一定会
让棋力更上一层楼。

Magic Chess and Mathematical Chess Puzzles for Juniors

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数学,微积分,物理,化学, 科学综合班
本课程是何数棋谜常年开设的传统课程。学生只需付一个课程的费用,可以同
时学习多个科目,包括各年级数学,七至十年级科学,十年级数学和科学省考,
十一、十二年级物理,化学,SAT 数学,ACT 数学和科学,十二年级、大一微
积分。教学完全配合学校进度及要求,辅导学校作业。同时,本中心备有大量
复习资料,帮助学生适应各阶段学习,幷取得优异成绩。
本課程是我們常年提供的傳統課程,巳經辦了 16 年了.在校成績對初高中生來
說是非常重要了.所以我們會特別注意儘全力幫助學生提高在校的學業成績.協
助學生複習已學的知識,預習新的內容.本課程是主修數學,但是我們也願意幫助
學生的科學,物理,化學,及微積分.教學教材完全配合學生個人及學校進度,並且
解答學生學校作業問題.家長只需付數學一課程月費用(比按星期付制度省錢),但
可以學習多科目包含科學,物理,化學,及微積分.
采用下列何數棋謎出版教材.
Math
Math
Math
Math

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Ho Math Chess Teachers
Hi! My name is Frank Ho, was a BC certified math teacher. I am the founder
of the original and real Math and Chess. Ho Math Chess has over 10
worldwide locations and there are some good reasons. Ho Math Chess is
managed by husband and wife (Frank and Amanda) team along with a group
of dedicated teachers.
I began teaching and coaching my son, Andy, chess when he was 5 years
old. Andy later became a FIDE chess master. In addition, I am the author of
the world’s first Magic Chess and Math Puzzles workbook, which can be
found at the Richmond public library, and I have also published over 20 math
workbooks. Some of Frank’s past experiences and qualifications are as
follows:
BC certified teacher
Master of Science degree
St. George’s summer school teacher of chess and puzzles for over 10
years
Statistical consultants at UBC and University of Utah for over 15 years
Member of the BC Math Teacher’s Association
Author of papers published in BC math teacher’s publication Vector
Amanda Ho has a Bachelor of Science and has been a professional engineer
and tutor for over 25 years in China and Canada. She has published over 20
math and chess workbooks. Amanda teaches multi-subject including math,
chemistry, physics, calculus, and chess with one subject fee paid.
Many students at Ho Math Chess have won awards in math contests and
their names are posted at Ho Math Chess bulletin board and also appear at
www.mathndchess.com.

All classes are conducted in English. All our teachers either are
former teachers or professional specialists.

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Private School Math Entrance Test
Preparation - Little Math Master
Many parents are confused on how to prepare their children in preparing the math
entrance test for the private schools. Ho Math Chess has published a math workbooks
which not only advance children's math competition ability, it also increases
children's math knowledge in very systematic method. Many number sense strategies
are taught to children to make them feel learning math computation is not difficult
but fun.
The use of the following workbooks published by Ho Math Chess could be used:

Private School Entrance Exam for Primary Students
Problem Soling and Math IQ Puzzles for Primary Students

Math Dyscalculia Improvement
Do you have a child who seems to have difficulties in learning very basic calculations
or lacks of ability to master computation skills? This could be a sign of Dyscalculia.
Frank Ho has published a few articles on Dyscalculia which could be found at the
following web site.
http://magicdads.com/tag/dyscalculia/
Ho Math Chess also published a few workbooks to help students with math
disabilities or dyscalculia.
Pre-k and kindergarten Math: Remediation for Math Dyscalculia and Math
Disability
Math Entrance Test Preparation for Private Schools

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A + Math class
The fear of working on dreaded traditional computation worksheets is over, try our
world famous fun and educational math, chess, and puzzles truly integrated and
copyrighted (Canada 1069744) worksheets
Children learn math, chess, puzzles, word problems, and math contests all in one
class. Ho Math Chess has been the world leader and expert in teaching elementary
math using its copyrighted and world’s first math, chess, and puzzles truly integrated
workbooks since 1995. By “walking through” puzzle-like worksheets, children are
more focused on learning with interest through spatial relations, table look-ups,
sorting, classifying, comparing, patterns, and analyzing etc. The research results of
using this revolutionary teaching method have shown statistically significant impact
on raising children’s math marks, improving their problem solving skills, and
improve brainpower.
A research article written by Frank Ho on Enriching Math Using Chess can be found
at www.mathandchess.com. The condensed version of this program has been offered
at St. George’s summer school for over 10 years.
Ho Math Chess has published the following workbooks to be used in the class.




Problem Solving and Math IQ Puzzles Volumes 1 to 5
Principle Math
Fundamental Math
Frankho ChessDoku

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Math Contest Preparation for
Elementary and Middle schools
Ho Math Chess has published a few math contest preparation workbooks. Ho
Math Chess is also the sponsor of Kangaroo Math Contest. For details on
math Kangaroo contest please phone Frank at 604-263-4321.
The following Ho Math Chess workbooks could be used in the classes.
Ultimate Math Contest Preparation - Basics
Ultimate Math Contest Preparation for Beginners
Ultimate Math Contest Preparation for Intermediate Students
Ultimate Math Contest Preparation for Advanced Students Volume 1
Ultimate Math Contest Preparation for Advanced Students Volume 2
Ultimate Math Contest Training Camp for Grades 1, 2, and 3 Students
Ultimate Math Contest Training Camp for Grade 4 and up Students

Congratulations to the following Ho Math Chess students who have won
2015 Canada Math Kangaroo contest awards.
Name

Grade Awards

Isaac Wong
Terry Deng Taili Deng
Xiaowen Linchen
Otto Young
Jack Jia Bao Zhang
Zi Lin Li
Bradley Louie
Tony Wang Liu
Melissa Zhang

1
1
2
2
3
4
5
7
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Second Score in Canada; Vancouver Gold Medal
Top 25% in Canada; Vancouver Bronze Medal
Top 10% in Canada; Vancouver Silver Medal
Top 25% in Canada; Vancouver Bronze Medal
Top 25% in Canada; Vancouver Silver Medal
Top 25% in Canada; Vancouver Bronze Medal
Perfect Score; First in Canada; Vancouver Gold Medal
Top 10% in Canada; Vancouver Gold Medal
Top 5% in Canada; Vancouver Silver Medal

Eric Wang

10

Top 25% in Canada

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SSAT Math Preparation
Ho Math Chess has published a work specifically for preparing SSAT. It not
only could be used to increase SSAT percentile but it also could increase a
student's math knowledge. It is not just a test preparation workbook, it could
be also used as a fast -track workbooks to raise students' math level to a
higher level than their peers. Ho Math Chess could offer a student with a
reference which could let the student stand out above all others because Ho
Math Chess also teaches chess and puzzles and could train students in math
contests etc
The following workbooks could be used in the classes.
SSAT Quantitative Sections Preparation for Grades 3 to 7

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Mini school Math Preparation
Ho Math Chess has published a workbook which also includes cognitive
preparation. Many of our previous students have entered into Lord, Byng,
Magee, Point Grey, Prince Wales and Churchill mini school or special math
programs.

The following workbooks could be used in preparation.
Problem Solving and Math IQ Puzzles Volume 5
SSAT Math Quantitative Sections Preparation for Grades 3 to 7

Private School Admission Application Assistance

We offer free consultation to parents who need elementary or secondary
private school admission application assistance if the student has met the
following requirements:

 Must be willing to learn and to accept academic challenging.
 Must be willing to build a good study habits and be willing to do
homework as assigned.
 Students must be in our math program for at least 6 months in order for
us to issue recommendation letter or provide reference so that we get to
know students better. The time requirement is also to allow students to
have enough time to improve their ability.

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Our recommendation or reference letter can demonstrate student's extra
accomplishments in addition to math because we could offer math, chess,
and puzzles integrated program to students.

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Chess for Juniors
(Age 4 and up)
Chess teaching is also our specialty. Frank Ho had wanted to teach his 5year old son, Andy, how to play chess but did not know how. So Frank
researched the game and taught Andy chess. Andy then became the
youngest Canadian chess master at the age of 12 and a FIDE chess master.
This is how math and chess got started. Frank Ho has had 16 years of
relationship with Vancouver chess community and is pleased to have a chess
master on board to teach this class. Please phone Frank Ho at
604-263-4321 for class details.
The following workbook published by Ho Math Chess will be used:
Magic Chess and Mathematical Chess Puzzles for Juniors

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Vancouver Courier
Published on 11/22/2006

Chess moves provide mathematical insight
By Mark Hasiuk-Staff writer

A Vancouver math tutor is using the ancient game of chess to help students checkmate problems
with math. Frank Ho is the founder of Math + Chess, a tutoring company headquartered in
Kerrisdale that offers once-a-week sessions to students from Grades K-12, although he mostly deals
with elementary school children.
Ho said his unique teaching method combines the elements of fun and competition with the
mathematical principles required to play chess. "The goal is to checkmate your opponent, but to do
that you need to devise patterns and visualize a chess diagram and come to a numerical conclusion,"
said Ho, adding that students compete against each other or an instructor.
Ho said young chess players develop math skills more advanced than what they learn during their
regular school studies. "If kids play chess at an early stage, six or seven years old, they in fact are
learning mathematics principles they won't learn until Grades 4 and 5," he said. "In school, children
learn in simple one line patterns like 2, 4, 6, 8, from left to right or sometimes vertically. When they
get older they get into fractions and cross multiplying, but we train them to think in a multidirectional way at an early age."
Ho emigrated from Taiwan in 1978 and earned a masters degree in statistics before becoming a
statistical consultant at UBC. He started Math + Chess in 1995, after watching his son - who is
studying medicine at the University of Manitoba - become Canada's youngest chess master at the
age of 12.
Ho studied the relationship between math and chess in textbooks and several academic journals, and
became convinced that combining the two disciplines could benefit young students.
"Math problem-solving can get boring because you are basically just competing with your brain,"
he said. "This is a hands-on approach of friendly competition where students can see a result before
their very eyes."
Ho's Kerrisdale learning centre now tutors approximately 200 kids a month at $34 for a two-hour
session.
The success of his Vancouver operation allowed Ho to franchise, and there are now Math + Chess
outlets in Burnaby, Richmond, a handful in the United States and one each in India and Mexico.
Mary Zahrai enrolled her six-year-old daughter in Math + Chess so she would have an easier time
with her regular studies.
"Her problem-solving has really improved," said Zahrai, "I thought it might be too complicated for
her, but it's been really good for her brain. She is doing very well with her school math, and I know
she likes the challenge of competition when playing chess with the other kids."

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How My Son Became a Chess Master
Frank Ho
Canada Certified Math Teacher

My son Andy was interested in chess when he was a bit over 5 years old and at that
time my chess knowledge was zero. I thought it was an interesting project if I could
learn chess together with him so I went to the Vancouver library and borrowed a few
chess books and started to teach him chess by reading those chess books.
Once he learned chess moves, we played games together. Perhaps it was because I
could teach end game in separate and independent topics, Andy learned the end game
first. Initially I had to study the moves of all kinds of end game tactics first before I
could teach him, but gradually I could not study fast enough to teach him so I had to
ask him to study with me together by using a method that is I read the book and he
made all the moves according book instructions, the end result was often he
understood the meaning but I was still trying to piece all the information together.
Now I have taught many young children chess and many of them are even as young
as 4 years, I was able to observe how Andy or some strong players behaved
differently from other weak players at the very young similar age. My personal
observations of strong young players are they possess the following characteristics:
1. Can grasp the chess ideas very quickly whether it is theory or tactics.
2. Incredible good memory and can remember the variations of opening lines
very deep.
3. Are very much interested in playing and thoroughly enjoyed it.
4. Have a sharp eye in seeing tactics and also the results of what if etc.
5. Have patience in finishing playing a game from the beginning to the end
despite the end result might be a loss.
6. Is more willing to think alternate moves before making a move.
Only after learning chess a few months, Andy was able to make fast progress and at
that time I knew I need someone else to help him to advance to a higher level. At the
same time, I was trying to find him a chess clubs but in the 1990’s era, there was no
junior chess club in Vancouver so I had to bring him to the Senior Chess Club in
Kerrisdale. A few of seniors showed some discomfort in playing such a young boy
although a retired medical doctor showed tremendous interest in playing Andy and
the doctor took all the time he needed to make a move (no clock was used) when
played against Andy. Perhaps because of this, Andy was trained to be patient when
playing chess at such earlier age – Andy was a bit over 6 years old.
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Quickly we realized that we need to find a place so Andy could continue to hone his
skills, UBC (University of British Columbia) Tuesday night chess tournament was a
perfect place since he gained so many points by going to UBC Tuesday night and
played against adults. At this point, there was no benefit for Andy to play against
other children since Andy was already in different league.
What troubled me the most was I could not find anyone who I personally feel could
teach Andy to bring him to the next level or perhaps to the world chess competition
level? The problems I found with most the chess coaches at that time were the
following:
1. They all had their pet openings in mind and could not teach other lines well if
Andy was interested in learning other lines, so it might be beneficial for Andy
just to buy chess books and learn from books.
2. Most teaching are not structured well enough so Andy could see the whole
picture, instead a piece meal fashion way of teaching was conducted so the
effect is Andy would not be well and thoroughly trained.
3. No experience or idea on how to train a young child to bring him to the world
stage.
4. No training plan is in place but rely on casual presentation of personal past
accumulated chess knowledge or experience.
5. No analysis on what opening style is suitable for Andy to play.
6. Most chess coaches did not even prepare for the lesson but were only
interested in playing a few games.
After going to a few different chess coaches, I was at loss to find a way to educate
Andy so he could continue to progress. One day, an idea clicked in my mind, that is if
those chess grand masters are so good in chess and their games are all publicized then
why don’t I analyze their games and study what opening lines they used and Andy
simply could learn from those grand masters by using the criteria of how they play
well or not when using those lines?
Without a chess coach, how did I train Andy to reach the world competition levels in
1990s? Not meant to exhaust listing my ways of helping Andy, I did all the
followings:
 Bought chess video tapes.
 Corresponded with some retired chess grand masters.
 Studied on how Chinese trained their young chess players by reading Chinese
chess magazines.
 Subscribed all major chess magazines.

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 Analyzed how some grand chess masters became masters and how they were trained
when they were young.
 Bough all good chess books on openings, which I thought will be good for Andy.
 Bough computer chess software and PC so Andy could play and practice chess 7/24.
 Browsed on Internet to find out how other countries trained their young chess
players.
After did all the above, I concluded that Andy must be so good at some open theories that he
could perhaps claim to be an expert in some opening lines. So what the chance an average
chess player could beat a player who is more or less an expert in some opening lines when
the average player is “forced” to play the expert’s open line? This had become Andy focal
training point without hiring a chess coach. The beauty is this training method can be done
anywhere and anytime as long as there is a computer and chess book around. At competitive
level, if one could win at the opening, basically it is a boost psychologically.
When training Andy, I faced another difficulty that is to try to find the answer for “what if”
question at the opening. Too much time is wasted to find a solution when facing an
unfamiliar opening line. Because of this reason, I studied all the opening lines by using 2
most popular chess openings books in the earlier years of 1990: Modern Chess Openings
and Batsford Chess Openings 2 to find all the main variations that Andy would play when
facing different openings. The end product of his opening lines is all variations were drawn
on a sheet with the area size covering the surface of an office desk. In Andy’s mind, he has a
repertoire of what he will do if his opponent plays certain lines. He is so well prepared on
“what if” variations of opening.
Andy was one time dubbed as “terminator” if he played his pet opening since most chess
players in Vancouver just did not have the expertise when facing the openings, which Andy
has trained to play.
Am I advocating teaching children to play chess without a coach? Certainly not. A good
coach will save one’s time and the road to success is actually shortened. But on the other
hand, what if one just cannot find a good coach? In this condition what can a child do if he
or she would like to become a chess master? My way of training Andy so he later became
the youngest Canadian Junior chess champion and a FIDE chess master and a Canadian
chess master could be a way of training a child to become a chess master.
What would I do differently if given the time machine to revert back? What I would do is
perhaps not to spend so much time to train Andy chess to the world stage to compete,
instead take some time away to also advance his math knowledge. By doing this, math will
help Andy in his academics directly and all the way to university. This is also one of the
reasons that I got into math and chess integrated teaching and also founded math and chess
learning centre so children could learn chess and math at the same time.

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