2016 Critical Thinking Challenge Competition

Eye Level (www.myeyelevel.com), the global leader in self-directed learning, proudly announces the return of its newest math competition—the Critical Thinking Challenge! The Critical Thinking Challenge is a national event open to all individual students from 3rd to 6th grade, which encourages children to challenge themselves through applied, analytical, and abstract mathematical problems for a chance to win a regional Grand Prize of $1,000 (USD).
Registration is free and must be completed online (at criticalthinkingchallenge.com) between February 15th, 2016 and April 30th, 2016.

With the Critical Thinking Challenge, Eye Level intends to promote the value and importance of problem solving and analytical skills that complement the often-tested calculation and arithmetic abilities. By focusing on problem solving and reasoning as a basis for the competition, Eye Level can encourage students to “think outside of the box” and hopefully bring a few newly-learned skills from the Challenge back to their schoolwork.

The content of the competition is derived from Eye Level’s global math program. When a child studies math at an Eye Level center, they focus on two important components—Basic Thinking and Critical Thinking. By putting emphasis on critical thinking skills as well as on arithmetic abilities, Eye Level Learning Centers strive to provide every student with a well-rounded math education that will set them up for future success as a lifelong learner.