28 Dec 2014 

Math Franchise Opportunity, What is Chinese math?
In 2014, we have published a few more aritcles.they can be read at the following sites:


17 Apr 2013 

Problems students could face when calculating with fingers
There are many ways to train children to calculate. Some teach abacus, some use special finger method. The design of HoMath Chessworksheets encourages students to do calculations without using their fingers to do the counting forward or backwards. None of our A students and students participating in math competitions use their fingers to do basic calculations and their ability of mental math is strong than those who use fingers to count. The main reason is, without using fingers; students will develop strong number sense and are able to see steps ahead when working on math problems.


17 Apr 2013 

Comparisons of Frankho ChessDoku to Calcudoku
Frankho ChessDoku was invented by a Canadian math teacher Frank Ho. Seeing the popularity of Sudoku but with no computation capability, Frank decided to do something about it so Frank used his invented Geometry Chess Symbols (Canada Trademark TMA771400, copyright 1069744) along with Sudoku created the Frankho ChessDoku in 2008. Frankho ChessDoku is a unique puzzle which combines chess and Sudoku and is specially designed for children to solve arithmetic Sudoku by following chess moves. In 2009 Frank Ho and his wife Amanda Ho jointly published a Frankho Math and Chess Puzzles for Children workbook. This workbook is now available from www.amazon.com.


19 Mar 2013 

How to raise math competition ability quickly
A student's math competition ability takes time to develop and the math competition ability is raised gradually through continually working on math problems, but is there any way that a student's ability (say the students are already at grade 6 or grade 7) could be raised more quickly than normally could have done when student had not had the time to work on some math competition problems at younger age? In other words, how do we train a late bloomer to prepare for math contests?


5 Mar 2013 

My experience of teaching children with math disability or dyscalculia
A few years back, I started to teach some children as young as 4 or 5 years old and I noticed that some of them seem to have tremendous difficulties in doing math when compared to their similar age group of children. I started to do some research and then found out some of them having the signs of dyscalculia. I compared the problems they encountered to the reported symptoms described in the research papers and found the descriptions in most of the research papers published so far were not detailed enough and also no remediation worksheets were suggested. I had headaches in teaching these dyscalculia children, so I started to document their problems and how I tackled their problems because I was interested in finding a way to help these struggling children and their frustrated parents. I made progresses and also have gained many insights in teaching these children and also produced a workbook based on my teaching experiences with those dyscalculia children to help prek and kindergarten children to overcome their math learning problems.
This article is to summarize all of the last 4 years of teaching experience of dyscalculia children by reporting my observations and also offer some suggestions on how to help them. To help parents or educators understand dyscalculia, I feel we must understand what is dyscalculia and what sings might tell us if a child has dyscalculia, and the most important is .what we can do about it.


26 Dec 2011 

Why Ho Math and Chess workbook benefits children?
What’s wrong with the traditional drill computation? From my tutoring point of view, there is nothing wrong to give them to children for practice on fluency and grasp of basics. However, there is something wrong form children’s point of view that is they are boring, dull and not fun. Why children feel that way?


26 Dec 2011 

Comparison of Ho Math Chess workbook to the traditional math workbook
What’s wrong with the traditional drill computation? From my tutoring point of view, there is nothing wrong to give them to children for practice on fluency and grasp of basics. However, there is something wrong form children’s point of view that is they are boring, dull and not fun. Why children feel that way?


24 Jul 2011 

Use algebra or arithmetic to solve elementary math word problems?
The algebraic method is good because it is thought (and in fact it is true) as a universal way to solve all kinds of elementary math word problems, but is it always true? My research shows in most cases, it is; especially some word problems like Chickens and Rabbits, Age problems, Work problems, Travelling problems, % applications etc can be "easily" solved by using algebra but some word problems actually are awkward to use algebra, so the teaching of elementary math word problems can be raised to a bit higher level that is to show students in what situations, it is better off to use algebra and in what cases, the arithmetic method actually is superior than algebra.


11 May 2011 

Chess is boring
Chess can be boriing if it is not taught in a correct way and kids could get turned off by playing chess without thinking at all. Chess play is boring if kids simply play chess like pushing a set of "wooden" toys.


6 Apr 2011 

Ho Math and Chess creates revolutionary math workbooks
To run a successful math specialty learning centre, there are three important objectives which must be achieved. The most important one is student’s day school math mark must show improvement. The other two are parents must be able to see the teaching value and the children must like the program. With the approval of trademark of Ho Math and Chess Learning Centre’s invention of Geometry Chess Symbol, we are able to create some disruptive, revolutionary math workbooks which are out of this world, and we are also very pleased to announce that we are able to achieve these three important objectives as mentioned above with the creation of our unique products.


28 Dec 2010 

Enrichment or gifted mathematics teaching for Vancouver Canada gifted elementary children in a learning centre


9 Sep 2010 

How to prepare for SSAT and elementary math contests in Vancouver


19 Jul 2010 

How to teach dyscalculia kindergarten children?


23 Jun 2010 

Why some Chinese students are better at math?


1 Mar 2010 

What is wrong with math education


17 Feb 2010 

Dyscalculia Children Cases Documented – Article 1


29 Jan 2010 

How mental math hurts children if they are not trained


29 Jan 2010 

A secret to helping your child succeed in math


26 Jan 2010 

How to run a successful franchised math learning center


21 Jan 2010 

Why Chess helps Math


17 Jan 2010 

Why everyone can learn math but not everyone can get A


1 Jan 2010 

Ho Math and Chess Worksheets Really Work


1 Jan 2010 

Why invert and multiply when working on fraction divisions


26 Dec 2009 

How to Run Math Franchise Successfully


22 Dec 2009 

Teaching Dyscalculia Children Using Chess


17 Dec 2009 

What makes math learning fun


10 Dec 2009 

Characteristics of Math A Students


25 Nov 2009 

Why Some Math Formulas Shall be Memorized


8 Nov 2009 

How can you tell if a Math and Chess tutoring centre is a math and chess really integrated one


5 Oct 2009 

Why fraction is so difficult?


9 Aug 2009 

Students Need to Have Basic Mental Math Ability


24 Feb 2009 

How is Ho Math and Chess different from others?


2 Dec 2008 

How to Teach Fractions


26 Nov 2008 

The Future Trend of Math Learning Center


17 Nov 2008 

How to Buy Franchised Math Learning Center


17 Nov 2008 

Is High IQ Equal to High Math Marks


7 Nov 2008 

Sudoku Chess Puzzles Spark Children’s Math Interest


27 Oct 2008 

Intrinsic Value of Using Math and Chess Integrated Worksheets


22 Oct 2008 

How to Get High Marks in Math


22 Oct 2008 

How to find a good math tutor?


6 Jul 2008 

The Effect of Math and Chess Integrated Instruction on Math Scores


16 Jun 2008 

How I Become a Better Math Tutor


22 May 2008 

Using Chess to Teach Math in Elementary Schools


19 May 2008 

Why Go To A Gamebased Math Learning Center


18 May 2008 

Math Worksheets Children Like


18 May 2008 

How To Find a Math Tutor


11 May 2008 

How Much Mental Math is Needed?


29 Apr 2008 

Secrets of getting high math marks


25 Apr 2008 

What is Kumon Chess™?


20 Apr 2008 

What is Ho Math?


16 Apr 2008 

Comparing Kumon Math to Ho Math and Chess


1 Apr 2008 

3 reasons why students can’t do math well


29 Feb 2008 

Master Math Basics Before Grade 4


25 Feb 2008 

How to Get High Marks in Math


20 Feb 2008 

Why Children Do Not Learn Math Well


20 Feb 2008 

How to Teach Word Problems to Elementary Students


12 Feb 2008 

How to Teach Math (Elementary Math)


11 Feb 2008 

How to Improve Math Worksheets


10 Feb 2008 

Singapore Math Demystified


7 Feb 2008 

Finding Math and Chess Learning Center as Easy as 1 2 3


5 Feb 2008 

How to Find a Good Vancouver Summer Program on Math


4 Feb 2008 

My Experience of Using Ho Math and Chess Teaching Set vs.Traditional Chess Set


29 Jan 2008 

How to Find a Good Vancouver Math Tutor


24 Jan 2008 

How to Teach Times Table (Multiplication Table or Facts)


16 Jan 2008 

Monther tongue language has great impact on math ability


13 Jan 2008 

How to Find a Good Elementary Math Tutor


1 Jan 2008 

Case Studies on How Math and Chess Affects Children’s IQ


31 Dec 2007 

Comparing Traditional Chess Set to the FlatFaced Chess Set


31 Dec 2007 

How to Find a Learning Center Franchise Using Good Math Worksheets


31 Dec 2007 

How My Son Became a Chess Master


29 Dec 2007 

Ho Math and Chess Invents Dotted Arabic Numerals to Teach Children How to Add or Subtract


25 Dec 2007 

An Innovative and Fun Way of Teaching Math


25 Dec 2007 

How to Use Chess to Improve Math


25 Dec 2007 

How To Use Chess to Increase Brainpower


17 Nov 2007 

How to Play Blind Chess or Half Chess


28 Oct 2007 

Ho To Teach Children Math


25 Oct 2007 

Ho to Teach Kindergartner Chess and Math?


5 Aug 2007 

Why Ho Math and Chess integrated workbook works more effectively?


5 Aug 2007 

Maximize Educational Value of Chess


5 Aug 2007 

The Magic 1


5 Aug 2007 

How to Buy a Specialty Math Learning Center Franchise


25 Apr 2007 

Chess and Geometry – Teaching Kindergarten Chess


7 Apr 2007 

Why Chess Knight Jumps? Teaching Chess Using Geometry Concept


21 Mar 2007 

Enriching Math Using Chess


9 Mar 2007 

Do Chess and Math Have Anything in Common?


25 Feb 2007 

Is it too early to learn chess at 3 years old?


11 Oct 2006 

I.Q. and Chess


11 Oct 2006 

TEACHER'S GUIDE: RESEARCH AND BENEFITS OF CHESS


11 Oct 2006 

Educational Technologies


11 Oct 2006 

Chess in the Math Curriculum


11 Oct 2006 

Benefits of Chess for Children


11 Oct 2006 

Improving Math Performance 1 Move at A Time


11 Oct 2006 

BENEFITS of CHESS for ACADEMIC PERFOMANCE and CREATIVE THINKING


24 Sep 2006 

Intro on Vancouver Ho Math and Chess in Chinese


25 Jul 2006 

Mother Tongue may determine math skills


17 Mar 2006 

Mathematics and Chess?


27 Feb 2006 

Comparison of Child Education Franchise Fees


23 Feb 2006 

Letter to president George Bush


22 Feb 2006 

Chess for School Curriculum


22 Feb 2006 

Comparison of BC math curriculum learning outcome and chess


14 Jan 2006 

The Menace Minus Sign


17 Dec 2005 

Is Chess a 3 Dimensional Game?


15 Dec 2005 

Enriching Math Using Chess


8 Dec 2005 

Using Chess Symbols to teach Arithmetic


1 Sep 2005 

Math Tutoring Tips  Common Computation Errors Made by High School Students


19 Jul 2005 

How Not to Buy a Money Burning Math Learning Center Franchise


19 Jul 2005 

How to find a good math learning center?


27 Mar 2005 

Connection of Magic Chess and Math Puzzles


28 Nov 2004 

My Experience of Coaching MathCounts Students


10 Sep 2004 

Ho Math and Chess workbook was first created in Canada


10 Sep 2004 

Ho Math and Chess in Canadian public schools


23 Aug 2004 

Frank Ho's math competition coaching experience


21 Aug 2004 

Frank Ho's Junior Chess Coaching Experience


19 Aug 2004 

The Role of Chess in Education


15 Aug 2004 

The Case for Chess as a Tool to Develop Our Children's Minds


2 Aug 2004 

Fun with Math Puzzles


31 Jul 2004 

Chess in China  Awakening of A Dragon


30 Jul 2004 

A wisdom and intellectual pursual  Chinese Article on Chess

