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Deca Idea Challenge for grade 3,4,5

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Namra Asghar

on 19 November 2013

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DECA Idea Challenge 2013
Creativity Skills & Critical thinking
Teamworking and time-based
Groups of students are able to build their team-working and communication skills and develop their eye for detail.
Names and faces go together soon after you have met your classmates. But you know very little about your friends if you know only their names. Find out about your classmates by completing the blanks below with the names of your classmates. Try to find a different person for each description.
Group Size: any size class Equipment Needed: Paper, pencil or penSpace Required: classroom
Entrepreneurship and risk-taking
This exercise enables learner to apply strategies to think
It is designed to increase flexibility in order to overcome the
restrictions of habit.

This exercise asks learners to identify the concealed color in
each sentence. Ask the learners to read practice
sentences 1 and 2 and find the color red or black disguised.
Discuss how the color is concealed.
Inform learners that in order to identify the hidden colors,
must disregard the signs that say “stop”.
such as word spacing, periods, and commas. Ask learners to
share the strategy used to identify the concealed color.

1. Newspaper editors decided to go on strike. (Red)
2. The cab lacked proper brakes to stop at the intersection. (Black)

Now try these:

1. A big, old, hungry dog appeared at our door every morning.
2. The cop persuaded him not to create a disturbance.
3. The Brazilian student Paulo lives around the corner from us.
4. You shouldn’t let an upstart like him bother you.
5. He let out a big yell, owing to the injuries he received when he fell.
6. La Jolla venders decided to cut their prices in half.
7. Long rayon fabrics were loaded on the truck.
8. The Austrian physicist Wolfgang Pauli lacked the requisite
documents to enter the U.S.
9. You shouldn’t sell this fossil very cheaply because it is a rare specimen.
10. The new law hit everybody’s pocketbook pretty hard.
Find a classmate...
1. Who has a bicycle______________________
2. Who has two brothers ______________________
3. Whose first name has 8 letters _______________________
4. Who has traveled to another country ______________________
5. Whose parent is a businessmen________________________
6. Who likes to play cricket ______________________
7. Whose favourite TV show is the same as yours _____________________
8. Who has a pet _____________________
9. Who likes to read ______________________
10. Who has been to burj khalifa_______________________
11. Who likes brocolli_______________________
12. Whose favourite colour is purple ____________________
13. Who has a birthday in September
14. Who loves computers_____________________
15. Who lives more than one km from school ____________________
16. Who is the only child in the family ____________________
17. Who rides a bus to school _____________________
18. Who is a good artist ______________________
19. Who can speak three languages _____________________
20. Who is a good footballer_____________________
Make up another description and find classmates who will fit.
Being able to work in a team is important in today's work environment.
There are many skills involved in effective teamwork.
There are skills in getting the tasks done:  

Negotiating with others, Listening and sharing ideas
Sharing tasks, responsibilities & Problem solving
Resolving any 'differences' & Showing commitment
Cooperating with others & Recognising & using each other's strengths.

Points about working effectively as part of a team: 
Develop a positive working relationship & explore the topic or issue
Brainstorming to generate ideas &Record main ideas and plans
Encourage everyone to be involved & Arrange times when you will share your findings
Value what others have to say, even if it’s different from what you believe
Review regularly and adapt your approach.

Creative thinking skills use very different approaches to critical thinking skills. They involve a much more relaxed, open, playful approach.
This can require some risk-taking:
Thinking outside the box and expanding your horizons.
Looking for many possible answers.
Allowing yourself to make wild and crazy suggestions as well as those that seem sensible.
Not judging ideas early in the process - treat all ideas as if they may contain the seeds of something potentially useful.
Allowing yourself to doodle, daydream or play with a theory.
Making mistakes.
Learning from what has not worked as well as what did.

Teamworking and time management
. Ability to convince others to change the way they think, believe or behave.

Good leaders have a vision for the future, they take risk to achieve their
vision and also criticized for being competitive. A can do attitude, being verstile
adapt to new situations.

Creativity and intuition.
Entrepreneurs take old ideas or business models and
revolutionize them, making them attractive to potential clients or customers.

Goal Orientation
Successful entrepreneurs start their business with a vision - a dream.
They act on their dream by taking small steps towards accomplishing their goals.
Successful entrepreneurs never let pessimism, or any problems stand in their way.

Interpersonal Skills
. Skills include effective communication, building rapport and
relating well to people from all backgrounds.

The Roots


This game instills thought-provoking exercises that makes students
find the root of the problem to causes.


Divide the class into small groups (4-6 students).
First have the groups compile lists of problems the face in school.
Students should find :Where does the problem happen?
When does it happen? How does it happen? To whom does it happen
Students should work as a group in finding solutions to the problem they have encountered

A state of mind:
Creative thinking skills are much about your attitude and self-confidence.
As you are not looking for 'one' answer, you come up with lots of suggestions that are not 'right'.
It is'risky' as the prospect of making a mistake or not coming up with an answer is more likely.

Creativity and emotions:
It is important to be able to cope with risk, confusion, disorder and feeling.

Creative thinking techniques and keep an ideas book :
Some techniques you can begin with are:
Brainstorm ideas on one topic.
Combine some of the features of two different objects or ideas to see if you can create more.
Be open to ideas - look for ways of making things work and pushing the idea to its limits.
Ask questions such as 'what if….?' Or 'supposing….?'.
Keep a small note book - you can jot down your inspiration at all time.

Home assignment -Start to Innovate from today
Mystery Item - Aluminium can

DECA Idea Challenge 2013 mystery item

Aluminium Beverage Can

How to Get Started:

1. Organize a student team of three to four individuals.

2. Create an innovative, new use for the item.

3. Craft a three-minute video presentation explaining and
demonstrating your new use for the challenge item

4. Complete the DECA Idea Challenge 2013 by thursday.

how to make video (3 min)
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