How Knights Move Worksheet

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Ask your kids to tell you the patterns a knight can move in. If they do not know, use this worksheet to further explain to them how knights move in a game of chess. A knight always moves in an «L» shaped pattern. It can move two squares along the file or rank, and one square aside. Knights can also jump over other chess pieces, but must land on a square that is free of chess pieces from its side. Ask your child to put an «x» on the squares where the knight can move to in the exercise.

Required skills:
To resolve this worksheet, students should know how a knight moves in the game of chess. They should be able to visualize the "L" shaped pattern and understand that the knight can jump over other pieces but must land on a square that is free of pieces from its own side. They must also be familiar with counting and recognizing the rank and the file.