What Is OM?

Odyssey of the Mind is a creative problem solving competition for students of all ages. There are two parts to the competition. First, teams of students select a problem, create a solution, and then present their solution in a competition against other teams in the same problem and division. Our team works together to build sets, costumes, songs, props, and dances. Second, solving spontaneous problems teaches students to “think on their feet.” Students must solve an unknown problem with 5 of their team members in a short time period.  This promotes creative solutions and thinking.