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Physics and Astronomy

                                   
Serial Series
Objective

25 sequences of numbers, shapes, concepts, patterns need to be recognized and properly appended in a 10 minute limit.

Participants 3 members per school acting as a relay team
Rules 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.
Judging 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 Calculators .
Source London District Science Olympics. This event was created by Paul Theriault.

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