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, in order to promote the practical application of mathematics, encourage teamwork, build confidence, and increase their 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: Jan 15th ~ Mar 12th

- 3rd to 6th Graders in 2017 Spring Semester

- Registration Fee : None. Online Registration Only

COMPETITION SCHEDULE

1st Round

Test Location: Eye Level Learning Centers
Date: April 1st, 2017 | Time: Check your local learning center

- 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 22nd Dallas Crystal Banquet
Apr 22nd Atlanta ( NC ) Georgia Tech (GA Tech Student Center)
Apr 29th SF & LA Embassy Suites by Hilton San Francisco Airport
Apr 29th Chicago College DuPage
May 6th 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.

National Final Round

A National Final Round will be held on July 23rd in Chicago, IL. All Regional Round winners will be invited to participate in the National Final in Chicago.

Details

- Only teams who win the regional round will be invited

- Regional winning teams will compete for the national prize (trip to Korea)

PRIZE

REGIONAL FINAL ROUND PRIZE

GRAND PRIZE (1 TEAM)
$1,000
LUCKY 10'S PRIZE (RAFFLE)
10 x USD $50 Gift cards
(Attendants automatically entered)

NATIONAL FINAL ROUND PRIZE

GRAND PRIZE (1 TEAM)
Trip to Seoul, South Korea to participate in the Eye Level Model UN camp
(Cannot be redeemed for cash)

GALLERY

SAMPLE TEST PAPER & TEST LOCATION

Sample Test Question is available only at your local Eye Level Learning Center.

Find the Nearest Test Location For You.