I concur an electronic (tablet?) version with points would be easier for the kids to get it right but I certainly understand organizers want to use the simpler/cheaper paper option. To clarify my answer on solar scoring I was referring to the case when each team is only manipulating the panel nearest their base. Finally, to make sure it didn't sound like I was preaching earlier, it was my kids' helicopter coach, not themselves that spotted the errors in my case (I know "bad coach"). On Sun, Nov 18, 2018 at 9:16 AM Sreeram Venkataraman <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > I hope one of the things FLL will consider is using an electronic scoring > sheet after the rounds. Kids remember expected scores better than actually > checking off each mission. > > If the scores are lower than expected it is easier to spot the misses. > > I understand kids have to be responsible etc but there is sometimes lot of > chaos after a particular round. > > Thanks > > Sent from my iPhone > > On Nov 18, 2018, at 9:10 AM, Jeff Borek <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > > My two cents: I think simplest way to say it is: if you pulled and other > team pushed the solar panel you should have received 22 points and they 40. > > Totally possible refs missed it. E.g. not related to Solar, but in ours > once they missed we had the gas core and once missed we did food > production. (And overall I think our volunteer refs were great - they > graciously changed the sheet when it was pointed out to them). > > Hate to waste learning time having the kids practicing to make sure they > understand the scoring sheet [though we spent plenty of learning time > having them practice the robot runs], but handling potential errors is a > good way for them to learn respectful communication [and not a bad lesson > to make sure they completely understand something before signing it]. > > On Sun, Nov 18, 2018 at 8:28 AM Ravi Desai <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > >> We had a question about solar array score that some clarification would >> help. Our strategy was to pull the panel. In the first round we pulled but >> got 0 points. Am pretty sure that the other team pushed their panel. >> Needless the team changed the program to pushing it to be safe. Looking at >> the mission write up it says potential scores can be 40 as well. Can >> someone please explain how can that be achieved? >> >> *Mission* >> >> Solar panels need to be angled toward or away from you, depending on >> strategy and conditions. >> *Scores* >> >> - >> >> Both solar panels are angled toward the same field: *22 (for both >> teams)* >> - >> >> Your solar panel is angled toward the other team’s field: *18* >> - >> >> Possible scores: 0, 18, 22, 40 >> >> >> Thanks. >> >> RD. >> >> ------------------------------ >> To UNSUBSCRIBE or CHANGE your settings, please visit >> https://listserv.jmu.edu/archives/vadcfll-l.html and select "Join or >> leave the list". >> VADCFLL administrative announcements are sent via >> VADCFLL-ANNOUNCEMENTS-L. Visit >> https://listserv.jmu.edu/archives/vadcfll-announcements-l.html to >> subscribe. > > ------------------------------ > To UNSUBSCRIBE or CHANGE your settings, please visit > https://listserv.jmu.edu/archives/vadcfll-l.html and select "Join or > leave the list". > VADCFLL administrative announcements are sent via VADCFLL-ANNOUNCEMENTS-L. > Visit https://listserv.jmu.edu/archives/vadcfll-announcements-l.html to > subscribe. > > -- To UNSUBSCRIBE or CHANGE your settings, please visit https://listserv.jmu.edu/archives/vadcfll-l.html and select "Join or leave the list". -- VADCFLL administrative announcements are sent via VADCFLL-ANNOUNCEMENTS-L. Visit https://listserv.jmu.edu/archives/vadcfll-ANNOUNCEMENTS-l.html to subscribe.