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Instant Challenge Practice: Alien Artifacts

Instant Challenge Practice: UNSTABLE BRIDGE

Instant Challenge Practice: Triple

Instant Challenge Practice: PUZZLE ART-1

Instant Challenge Practice: One Letter at a Time

Why Instant Challenge?

In a world with growing cultural connections, increased levels and types of communication, and a new need for real-time teamwork and problem solving, the ability to solve problems quickly is becoming increasingly critical. In our fast paced world being able to think quickly on your feet is more important than ever.

DI teams learn to solve Instant Challenges in a very short time frame. The Challenges are kept confidential until the day of the Tournament, when teams have the opportunity to showcase their problem-solving expertise.  When devising solutions for Instant Challenges, teams may show, among other things:

  • The ability to assess and use available materials in creative ways.
  • A knack for improvisation.
  • A collaboration of efforts.
  • Their engineering skills.
  • A flair for performance.
  • Time-management strategies.
  • Teamwork.

Instant Challenges are designed in ways that incorporate Performance-based Challenges, Task-based Challenges, or a combination of the two. Although each Instant Challenge has different requirements, all Instant Challenges reward teams for their teamwork and the creativity of their solutions.



When is the instant challenge for the South Metro area?


We are asking for February 11th 2012 but we have not gotten a confirmation from the school that the date is available then. Once we know it will be posted on the South Metro web site.




Is there a link for the registration form for the IC training on 12/3? Thanks!

Debra Pentz

Is there somewhere on either this site or the DI site where I can find examples of the “new type” of instant challenges?

Thank you.

Debbie Pentz


Try Puzzle Art on our Instant Challenge Page.

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