Discover Bridge Through Hool (AM)

Bridge is a game of mathematics - an effective and fun vehicle for introducing concepts such as Probability, Percentage, Inferential Reasoning/Proof, and Value Assessment to children.

Starts

20 June 2020

Time (IST)

09:30 - 11:00am

On Days

Fee (₹, incl taxes)

Audience

Sat/ Sun/ Sat/ Sun

2950

Grades 4-10

About the Course

<p><u><strong>Open   to all students (Grades 5 through   10)</strong></u></p>
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   <p>The impact of Bridge on children and adults alike - ranging from significantly improved test scores, memory, immune system, soft skills, among others - are <a rel="noopener noreferrer noopener noreferrer noopener   noreferrer noopener noreferrer noopener noreferrer noopener noreferrer   noopener noreferrer noopener noreferrer noopener noreferrer noopener   noreferrer noopener noreferrer noopener noreferrer"   target="_blank"   href="https://www.genwise.in/single-post/2019/01/21/Why-Bridge"><u>well   documented</u></a>.</p>
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   <p><a rel="noopener noreferrer noopener noreferrer noopener   noreferrer noopener noreferrer noopener noreferrer noopener noreferrer   noopener noreferrer noopener noreferrer noopener noreferrer noopener   noreferrer noopener noreferrer noopener noreferrer"   target="_blank"   href="http://web2.acbl.org/documentLibrary/teachers/statisticallyspeaking.pdf">Research</a>   by Dr Christopher Shaw on a group of 5th graders, all of similar academic   ability to begin with, noticed a 40% improvement in test scores on Science,   25% in Math, and 23% in Social Sciences - relative to their non-Bridge   playing classmates - on the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITSB).</p>
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   <p>The UNESCO supports the World Bridge Federation to promote Bridge   in schools and encourage the young to play it.</p>
   <p>In 2019, GenWise decided to integrate Bridge into our GenWise   Summer Program, which was very well received. Bridge is difficult to pick up,   especially in the modern age, with short attention spans � Amaresh, our   mentor for the 2020 Program, has developed a precursor game (Hool), which   reduces the barrier to learn Bridge. Hool is a shorter and faster version of   Bridge, and is available in 2 formats - a Board Game, and a Mobile App. Both   formats are recognized by the World Bridge Federation.</p>
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   <p>Bridge stimulates both the left and right sides of the brain.   Every time you play, you use - and improve - skills in concentration,   communication, logic, imagination, lateral thinking, mathematics, game   theory, memory, patience, multitasking, visualization, and psychology. Gift   your children an opportunity to explore this fascinating mind game, that   computers have yet to beat humans at!</p>
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   <p>Please <a rel="noopener noreferrer noopener noreferrer   noopener noreferrer noopener noreferrer noopener noreferrer noopener   noreferrer noopener noreferrer noopener noreferrer noopener noreferrer   noopener noreferrer noopener noreferrer noopener noreferrer"   target="_blank"   href="https://drive.google.com/file/d/10JjcCE5u-Jpla-4Ll29aZ22RhBV63Wey/view">click   here for a recording of an orientation program</a> held on Apr 4, 2020   with prospective parents and children.</p>
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   <p>Learn more about our expert course facilitator, <a   rel="noopener noreferrer noopener noreferrer noopener noreferrer   noopener noreferrer noopener noreferrer noopener noreferrer noopener   noreferrer noopener noreferrer noopener noreferrer noopener noreferrer   noopener noreferrer noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"   href="https://www.genwise.in/our-instructors/amaresh-deshpande">Amaresh   Deshpande, here</a>. </p>

About our Facilitator:

Amaresh Deshpande

Amaresh Deshpande

Amaresh is helping to develop Bridge in India and around the world.

A teacher at heart, Amaresh's mission is to introduce Bridge softly to children (and adults) via his Double Dummy App - KIDA. This App is translated into 40 languages. Amaresh has also designed a precursor to Bridge, called Hool, which has been featured on the World Bridge Federation site as one of the more interesting tools to learn Bridge. Amaresh has also contributed to the American Contract Bridge League (ACBL), the governing organisation for Contract Bridge in North America.

He is actively involved in teaching bridge in the village of Raibidpura (in tribal district Khargone, MP) where he uses bridge to teach math in the schools. Amaresh also introduces city children to Bridge through his work with schools such as Bombay Scottish and BIS.