What is Odyssey of the Mind?
Odyssey of the Mind is a program for students that encourages creative thinking, team work and problem solving skills in a fun and friendly way.
Teams of 5-7 students get half a year to solve a problem and then present their solution at a tournament. At the tournament they are judged on their solution, the style of their presentation, and on how well they solve a problem presented to them on that day.
There is no one right answer, judges provide teams with feedback and reward them for creativity, quick thinking, and style in their solutions.
Teams usually work to solve their problems outside the regular school day with a parent acting as the team's coach.
To learn more go to: http://www.odysseybc.ca/what-i