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Binders are *not required* for the FLL Challenge.  Neither are posters (in
Virginia-DC).  Both can be a handy way to organize things, of course, and
helping teams learn about good ways to organize and present information is
a great way that coaches can help them to improve their skills.  They are
also great ways to record and remember what a team has done during the Into
Orbit season.

You can see the rubrics that the judges will use at
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.firstlegoleague.org_sites_default_files_into-2Dorbit_first-2Dlego-2Dleague-2Drubrics.pdf&d=DwIBaQ&c=eLbWYnpnzycBCgmb7vCI4uqNEB9RSjOdn_5nBEmmeq0&r=k6Oa5GxfBPFMgGjb2r5QIoEOeBZs9xbNIpA0kLw_kFQ&m=M8K8HZ5X71o8eIis7DSdh6YREMl7-eIPTOoFWJ2lr-8&s=WczxOh_A0SjJi6XhsYqO3-S95IIJfyEzW5M-y0Fhig8&e=.
A Project presentation might address all 9 skill areas on the Project
rubric.  If a team has an engineering notebook, or has prepared a binder as
part of developing their project, then it's certainly fine to bring it
along.  There might be information inside that the team would like to show
to the judges, as part of their presentation or in answering a question.

For Robot Design, it is very hard for the judges to evaluate Programming
Efficiency without seeing some of the team's programming.  There have been
previous discussions on this list about ways that teams can do that.

Whatever your team decides, don't expect the judges to spend a lot of time
with team materials after the teams leaves the judging room.  Teams are
judged on what they present during the judging sessions, and there really
isn't time during the day for the judges to pore over additional materials.

Those are my thoughts.  I've done a lot of FLL judging, but I've never been
a coach.

Steve

On Wed, Nov 14, 2018 at 6:28 PM Shashi Goli <
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> Hello, Are teams expected to show a project binder to judges to show their
> research for review during Research presentation. Similarly, do they need
> to make a binder for Robot design also?
>
> Thanks,
> Shashi
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