Cedar Lane Elementary School 2012- 2013. What is Odyssey of the Mind? A creative problem-solving competition. Problem-Solving Teams are given short and long term problems to solve Creative Problem solutions should be as creative and imaginative as possible Competition
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A creative problem-solving competition.
Teams are given short and long term problems to solve
Problem solutions should be as creative and imaginative as possible
Tournament in which teams are judged and scored on their performance
What types of problems?
Two types – spontaneous (short) and long term problems
Important to note: Problems do not have a single or absolute right answer. Team members will come up with many creative answers, none of which are wrong. Only answers that are inappropriate will be rejected.
What is the competition about?
Videos: A Creative Experience (www.odysseyofthemind.com),
Recreating America http://www.oeta.tv/component/video/731.html(Odyssey: min 27)
Anyone in kindergarten and up! Teams are formed by age division and compete against teams in their age division. People compete from all over the world.
What’s the Cost?
The PTA will cover the registration costs for the teams (through reimbursement) of the fees.
Additional costs: Each problem has cost limits associated with it, tournament fees, additional training, food, trophies, etc. $50 per student
We need coaches!
- Every team must provide a volunteer to work at the tournament for 2 hours.
Parents and the OM Kids
THEY CAN DO IT!
Primary problem for grades K-2
Competition preparation: Allow time for extra practices, think about transporting the “problems”, assign roles and responsibilities early
If your child wishes to be put into the pool for consideration (it is based on coach volunteers), then please sign up on the sheets tonight.
I need to know if we have any coach or assistant coach volunteers ASAP (as in tonight) but can hold off until Friday at the latest
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