The Critical Thinking Challenge - Eye Level

WHAT IS THE CRITICAL THINKING CHALLENGE?

The Critical Thinking Challenge is a team competition, open to all individual students, from grades 3 – 6, that promotes the practical application of mathematics, encourages teamwork, builds confidence, and increases learning skills, all while having FUN!

80% of adults "strongly agree" that K-12 schools should teach critical thinking to students, according to a Gallup poll on American attitudes toward public education. While achievement in the classroom may depend on mastery of content in core subject areas such as math and reading, Gallup says it also "depends on more than knowledge of core content. Critical thinking , creativity, communication, and other soft skills, as well as student physical and social well-being, are also necessary for future success in higher education and in the workplace." (ProCon.org)

HOW TO REGISTER FOR THE CRITICAL THINKING CHALLENGE

Participation Criteria

- Online Registration at www.criticalthinkingchallenge.com

- Registration period: Feb 3rd ~ Mar 15th

- 3rd to 6th Graders in the 2020 Spring Semester

-  $10 non-member registration fee (FREE for Eye Level students). Online Registration Only

COMPETITION SCHEDULE

1st Round

Test Location: Local Eye Level Learning Centers

Date: March 28 & April 4, 2020 depending on location

- Test is on 3/28 or 4/4. Select a center to see the date and time for that location

- Paper Test: 25 Questions

- Regardless of the school grade, all participants will take the same test

- After the test, the Director or Franchisee will make one team consisting of 2 members based on the test results

- One team per Eye Level Learning Center for the Regional Final Round


Regional Final Round

The final round will be conducted in 5 regions ( New York, Georgia, California, Texas, & Illinois )


Date & Venue:


- Only teams who pass the 1st round will be invited to the Regional Final Round

- One team from each Eye Level Learning Center

- Two members per team

- To be eligible for the Regional Final Round, all team members must have registered online during the registration period

- Each student's school grade must be verified by submitting an approved document prior to participation in the Regional Final Round


RULES

- Total: 25 Critical Thinking Questions, which increase in difficulty as teams advance

- Questions 1 - 15 are elimination. If a team loses all of their "lives" during this section, they are out of the game.

- Questions 16 - 25: surviving teams compete to earn the most points.

- The teams with the most points will win 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.

- If there is a tie, tied teams will enter a tie breaking round.

PRIZE

REGIONAL FINAL ROUND PRIZE

GRAND PRIZE (1 TEAM PER REGION)
$1,000 USD (team)
2nd PLACE PRIZE (1 TEAM PER REGION)
Hoverboard with Bluetooth - one per team member
3rd PLACE PRIZE (1 TEAM PER REGION)
Amazon Fire 7 Tablet - one per team member

GALLERY

SAMPLE TEST PAPER & TEST LOCATION

The sample test questions are available only at your local Eye Level Learning Center.

Find the Nearest Test Location For You.