Problem Source: Spirit of Chicago Practice 31-40
This is a hands-on problem. You have one minute to determine which team members will solve the problem.
JUDGE READS TO TEAM (after participants are determined):
You will have 7 minutes to complete this problem. You may talk or ask questions at any time; however, time continues. At the end of 7 minutes, your solution will be scored.
Your problem is to build a bridge using the materials given. You will be given materials to be used in your solution. No other materials may be used.
Score will be as follows:
- 3 points for each inch of width
- 3 points for each inch of clearance from the table, measured from the middle of the structure.
- 1-20 points for team work
- 1 point for each item used
Materials and Setup
Give each team the following materials.
- 20 pipe cleaners
- 20 toothpicks
- 20 marshmallows
- 10 styrofoam cups
|Inch of width||x3|
|Inch of clearance||x3|
|Team Work||max 20|