What exactly is Odyssey of the Mind? Odyssey of the Mind (OM) is an international creative problem-solving program that involves students from kindergarten through college. Odyssey of the Mind teaches students how to think in different ways by providing open-ended problems that appeal to a wide range of interests. Team members apply their critical thinking, team building and problem-solving skills to produce an original performance or presentation in a variety of areas including: mechanical/vehicle, technical performance, classics, structure and performance. Teams create solutions to this complex (Long-Term) problem by means of an 8-minute performance and also tackle an unknown (Spontaneous) problem at the tournaments. Tournaments take place on the local, state, and world levels.
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