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Nick, thanks for the endorsement.  To sign up for the StartingPoints Weekly Core Values Challenge, just use http://eepurl.com/bpeH5j.  Every Friday we send out a new challenge.  

Thanks,
Scott Rakestraw

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On Jul 3, 2015, at 8:20 AM, Swayne, Nick - swaynedd <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

If you haven’t signed up for the Starting Points blog I highly recommend it.  Scott Rakestraw and his team have put a lot of effort into creating very useful tools and resources for FLL teams.  So far – everything is free so check it out at www.startingpoints.com

Nick

From: StartingPoints <[log in to unmask]> on behalf of StartingPoints <[log in to unmask]>
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Date: Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 8:14 PM
To: Dominic Swayne <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: This Week's Core Values Challenge: Losing Your Marbles

This Week's Core Values Challenge: Losing Your Marbles

Sharing my First Lego League experience to help other coaches

This week's challenge requires more preparation by the coach, so make sure to gather all materials in advance of your team meeting.

THIS WEEK'S CORE VALUES CHALLENGE:
LOSING YOUR MARBLES
 

Materials:
Roll of masking tape
5 cardboard tubes (from paper towel or toilet paper rolls)
2 sheets of paper
10 index cards
10 straws
20 toothpicks
10 marbles (for movement only)
Scissors (for construction only; may not be used as part of maze)
Bucket

Prep:
User masking tape to mark a line 12 inches from the edge of a table. Place the bucket on the floor 3 feet away from the taped line (2 feet from the edge of the table).  

Instructions to the team:
You have 7 minutes to create a maze to move marbles from the tabletop into the bucket. Each marble must begin its movement behind the line taped on the table. Marbles may not be thrown. Once your structure is complete, you will have one minute to roll the marbles. 

Discussion:
Did one person come up with the maze design and convince the other team members to try it, or was it a joint decision-making process? If one person came up with the design, what role did the other team members play? Is it more efficient to have one person in charge of design? If so, what effect does that have on the team?

Drop me a line at [log in to unmask] if you have questions, suggestions, or just want to say hi. I'd love to hear from you.

Yours truly,
Scott
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