25 sequences of numbers, shapes, concepts, patterns need to be
recognized and properly appended in a 10 minute limit.
||3 members per school acting
as a relay team
||The first member takes the question sheet,
writes the next element of the first sequence and passes the sheet
to the next member. The second member does the next sequence and so
on as a cyclic relay. A member may pass if he/she feel that he/she
cannot complete the sequence and the sequence may be attempted by
the next member. A sequence may only be skipped after each member
has had a chance at its solution.
||At the end of 10 min. the sheets will be
collected and quickly marked for the best score. In the event of a
tie a sudden-death overhead projected sequence will be presented to
the tied teams simultaneously. The first team to indicate that they
know the correct solution will be allowed to respond within 10 seconds
of indicating their intention. That team will win if correct and lose
if incorrect. The score from this competition will contribute 33.3%
to the score for the Mathematics Triathlon. The other components of
the Triathlon are Functional Mathematics and Lightening
||London District Science Olympics. This
event was created by Paul Theriault.