Kentucky Odyssey of the Mind

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Forming Teams

 

Teams of up to 7 students participate in their choice of the current-year Long-Term Problems and practice Spontaneous Problems. All Team Members may participate in the Long Term presentation while only 5 Team Members may participate in Spontaneous; however, other team members may observe. A maximum of 7 “Minds” can work on the problem throughout the season.

 

Teams participate within Age Divisions. In the U.S., these are based upon the highest grade of a participating team member.

  • Primary (K-2)
  • Div I (every team member in 5th grade or less)
  • Div II (at least one team member in 6th-8th grade)
  • Div III (at least one team member in 9-12 grade)
  • Div IV (all members with high school diploma and taking at least one college course)

 

Number of Teams per Membership

 

Each membership is allowed to send one team per Long-Term Problem per Division.

 

K-5, 6-8, 9-12 School District Structure

K-5 School – usually up to 5 teams + Unlimited Primary Teams

6-8 School – usually up to 5 teams

9-12 Schools – usually up to 5 teams

 

K-6, 7-9, 10-12 School District Structure

K-6 School – usually up to 10 teams + Unlimited Primary Teams

7-9 School – usually up to 10 teams

10-12 Schools – usually up to 5 teams


K-8, 9-12 School District Structure

K-8 School – usually up to 10 teams + Unlimited Primary Teams

9-12 Schools – usually up to 5 teams

 

K-12 School – usually up to 15 teams + Unlimited Primary Teams

 

Community group memberships (i.e., Boy Scouts, Kiwanis, library groups,etc...) can field one team per problem per division – up to a maximum of 15 teams.


Home School memberships can field one team per problem - up to a maximum of 5 teams.

 

The purchase of additional (2nd or 3rd) membership allows more teams to participate in the same problem (Team A, Team B).


Thank you, Colorado Odyssey, for providing this chart.