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 5th ~ Mar 25th

- 3rd to 6th Graders in the 2018 Spring Semester

- Registration Fee: None. Online Registration Only

COMPETITION SCHEDULE

1st Round

Test Location: Local Eye Level Learning Centers
Date: April 7th and 14th, 2018

- Test is on 4/7 or 4/14. 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

Regional Final Round will be conducted in 5 regions ( New York, Atlanta, California, Texas, Chicago )


Date & Venue:


Date Region Location
Apr 28th Houston Marriott North
Apr 28th Chicago College DuPage
May 5th Atlanta ( NC ) Georgia Tech (GA Tech Student Center)
May 5th SF & LA TBD
May 12th NY & NJ Montclair State University

- 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

- Total: 50 Critical Thinking Questions (or more if needed), which increase in difficulty as teams advance

- If multiple teams are left through the 50th question, the competition will continue until there is only one team remaining to determine a winner

Elimination Round: When a team answers a question incorrectly, the team will be eliminated from the competition

Consolation Match: There will be a consolation match for those teams who were eliminated. An eliminated team member’s parent or director, used as a representative for each team, will play a game. If one of the representatives wins the game, all of the teams will rejoin the competition until the MC announces that there will be no more chances.

PRIZE

REGIONAL FINAL ROUND PRIZE

GRAND PRIZE (1 TEAM PER REGION)
$1,000 USD
2nd PLACE PRIZE (1 TEAM PER REGION)
10" Tablet
3rd PLACE PRIZE (1 TEAM PER REGION)
Bluetooth Speaker
LUCKY 5'S PRIZE (RAFFLE)
5 x USD $50 Gift cards
(Attendants automatically entered)

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.