How does an IC Challenge fit into my curriculum?
Is an IC Challenge connected to State and National Standards?
Various content standard in the discipline areas are aligned to IC Challenges depending on the topic. The focus for IC Challenges are the process standards for problem-solving and critical thinking. Examples of those include:
Math Practice Standards in the Common Core
Make Sense of Problems and Persevere in Solving Them.
Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
English Language Arts
Common Core ELA standards stress critical-thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills that are required for success in college, career, and life.
Next Generation Science Standards
Students will concentrate on asking questions, developing hypotheses, testing models, and making evidence-based arguments.
How much class time will an IC Challenge use?
Below you will find links to three recommended uses for the IC Challenge: