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May 9, 2005

HO: Silent Selling

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Judges Version
Problem Source: Spirit of Chicago

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 6 minutes to complete this problem. You may talk or ask questions at any time; however, time continues. At the end of 6 minutes, you will have 1 minute to present your solution.

Your problem is to design a product using the materials given and then sell your product to the judges without speaking. You will be given materials to be used in your solution. No other materials may be used. You may speak while designing your product. At the end of six minutes you will have one minute to sell your product without speaking.

Score will be as follows:

  • 1-25 points for the creativity of design
  • 1-25 points for the creativity of selling
  • 1-25 points for team work

Materials and Setup
Give each team the following materials.

  • 1 Rock
  • 1 Box
  • 3 Pieces of String
  • Crayons

Scoring Grid

Item Quantity Value Total
Creativity of the design 1 – 25
Creativity of the selling 1 – 25
Team Work 1 – 25

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