The Primary team’s problem has specific points for each of the scored elements, yet at the tournament, they are not given a score based on that. Why is that?

As in the competitive divisions, points associated with Primary long-term elements help the team to understand the relative importance of each item. The judges will give feedback in the form of comments so that the team learns how well its solution satisfied the spirit of the problem. We do not provide numeric scores to the Primary teams because this is not a competitive division and teams (and parents) should not be comparing performances looking for “who did best.” All registered team members will be recognized at the conclusion of their team’s performance with positive reinforcement.

Posted in: FAQs for Odyssey Parents, FAQs for Primary Teams

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