Odyssey of the Mind
The students of Mount Pleasant Elementary School embrace the Odyssey of the Mind program. Students enjoy the camaraderie of their teammates as they work together to solve challenging tasks.
What is Odyssey of the Mind? This video will give you a good idea of what it's about.
As many educators have noted, the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) initiative in education is closely linked to creative problem solving. Students who participate in the Odyssey of the Mind creative problem solving program learn to think critically and creatively. Teams collaborate to identify and analyze a problem, and then brainstorm innovative ways to solve it. As teachers, we value improved STEM programs to guide students who are capable of new solutions and better decisions. Beyond teaching science and math content, we look for opportunities to provide our students with experiences centered on design, innovation, engineering, and technology in order to increase creativity, inventiveness, ingenuity, and imagination capabilities. The Odyssey of the Mind experience fosters these characteristics.
We look forward to the continued participation of last year’s team members, and welcome the diverse and unique talents of all interested students. For more information about Odyssey of the Mind, please click here or contact our school coordinator Maria Cobb.
The links below will give you information about this year's problems and some practice problems to try! There's more information in the links on the left.
2019 Long-Term Problem Synopses
Problems 1-5 are designed for grades 3 and higher. Students in grades K-2 will complete the Primary Problem.
Try out some of these creative problem-solving tasks!