Additional question, Does the "Launch Pad" or Jig needs to be removed from
the base after the Launch, or can it stay ?
On Mon, Oct 26, 2015, 12:35 VA-DC Referee Advisor <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Yes, it's okay to use a launch pad that's built completely of LEGO, fits
> completely in Base, and isn't being touched during a launch.
> No, it's not okay for an adult to do any of the programming. (See FLL
> Core Values). But a coach can point the team at resources, discuss the
> concepts behind different techniques, and be a good mentor.
> Don't worry too much about time. Any timepiece is okay.
> As noted, the core values judging is to observe your team. All judging
> rubrics look at the team along a spectrum of development. Some teams are
> beginners, and some teams are exemplars. If you want useful feedback, your
> team should act like themselves, the same way that they worked during the
> season. Each team has its own personality, but we do want team embers to
> act with Gracious Professionalism.
> Steve Scherr
> Virginia-DC FLL Referee Advisor
> On Monday, October 26, 2015, Cedric D'Costa <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Few clarifications needed regarding the rules for Robot game and Core
>> value activity-
>> 1. Robot game: Are the kids allowed to have "launch pad" made from Legos
>> at the
>> base from where the robot would start the mission. This was built so that
>> the Robot
>> starts in exactly the same position.
>> How do other teams deal with the "starting position" issue?
>> 2. Robot game: The kids are finding it hard to understand the programming
>> required for making the Robot go straight or make turns using Gyro or
>> Propotional line.
>> Is it okay for a coach to provide them with Starigh line and turn
>> MyBlocks to program their missions.
>> 3. Core value activity: Are the kids allowed to carry a smartphone to
>> clock the time
>> or do they need to bring a watch.
>> 4: Core value activity: Is it okay for the kids to split into 2 groups to
>> solve a problem and try different approaches, selecting what works in the
>> end or do they need to always be working together. I have 4th and 6th
>> graders and it's a challenge to get them to work together.
>> Cedric D'Costa
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