Creature Contest Working with a partner, you are going to create a toy creature that could be a character in a video game. You must: • Use at least ten 3-dimensional shapes • Have at least 3 polyhedra and 3 non-polyhedra • All shapes must be complete (no partial shapes) • Your shapes must be independent, as your creature must be able to be assembled, disassembled, and reassembled. It will become part of a set (like Legos!) No weapons or inappropriate language are allowed! But…. There’s a catch….
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While the contest is scheduled to last exactly three hours, the Contest Director has the authority to lengthen the contest in the event of unforeseen difficulties. Should the contest duration be altered, every attempt will be made to notify contestants in a timely and uniform manner.
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A team may be disqualified by the Contest Director for any activity that jeopardizes the Contest, such as dislodging extension cords, unauthorized modification of contest material (software or hardware), forbidden network activity, or destructive behavior. The disqualification may occur immediately upon detection or up to 72 hours after the end of the Contest. If a team is disqualified for any reason, all awards must be surrendered.
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SCORING THE CONTEST The Contest Judges are solely responsible for determining the correctness of submitted runs. In consultation with the Judges, the Contest Head Judge is responsible for determining the winners of the Contest.
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• While the contest is scheduled to last exactly five hours, the Regional Contest Director has the authority to lengthen the contest in the event of unforeseen difficulties. • Should the contest duration be altered, every attempt will be made to notify contestants in a timely and uniform manner.
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• A team may be disqualified by the Regional Contest Director for any activity that jeopardizes the Contest, such as dislodging extension cords, unauthorized modification of contest material (software or hardware), forbidden network activity, or destructive behavior. The disqualification may occur immediately upon detection or up to 72 hours after the end of the Contest.
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SCORING THE CONTEST • The Regional Contest Judges are solely responsible for determining the correctness of submitted runs. • In consultation with the Judges, the Regional Contest Head Judge is responsible for determining the winners of the Regional Contest.
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• While the contest is scheduled to last exactly five hours, the Regional Contest Director has the authority to lengthen the contest in the event of unforeseen difficulties. • Should the contest duration be altered, every attempt will be made to notify contestants in a timely and uniform manner.
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• A team may be disqualified by the Regional Contest Director for any activity that jeopardizes the Contest, such as dislodging extension cords, unauthorized modification of contest material (software or hardware), forbidden network activity, or destructive behavior. The disqualification may occur immediately upon detection or up to 72 hours after the end of the Contest.
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SCORING THE CONTEST • The Regional Contest Judges are solely responsible for determining the correctness of submitted runs. • In consultation with the Judges, the Regional Contest Head Judge is responsible for determining the winners of the Regional Contest.
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Example Error Messages 1. ‘;’ expected 2. cannot find symbol - method Move() 3. turn(int) in Creature cannot be applied to (int,int) 4. turn(int) in Creature cannot be applied to (double) 5. act() in Greep cannot override act() in Creature; attempting to use incompatible return type
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Creature Contest The game developer is giving you one piece of sheet metal from which all your shapes must be cut. The dimensions are equal to the size of the poster board you will be given. Your job is to have the least amount of wasted material. The group that follows all the parameters and has the least amount of waste is the winner! *Refer to Contest Information Sheet*
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 Quidditch: World Cup  International coopetition Quality of play: speed, moves, artfulness—V Krum, 106-114 Fans’ passion: sport creates common identity  Violence and “dirty” play—but not illegal: bending the rules Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire  Triwizard Tournament  Three tasks—move to greater isolation for Harry: individual challenge in competition—life itself  Movement towards less fan participation?  First task--Quidditch  Cheating has always been part of the tournament—collapses boundaries between games and daily life (Ch 20)  Harry’s concern for others—Second task: his “moral fiber” (507). Perspective from outside of the game’s boundaries—not life itself. Reaction of Ron: winning is everything.  Third task: Coopetition—Cedric  Yule Ball—dating as a competition  Contest against Voldemort: Life is a contest (a game) for power, about winning  Challenges Harry to a duel, a contest to prove who is the most powerful wizard. (Chpts 33-34)
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Three contests  Mock Contest #1    UCF High School Online Contest    Friday, July 16th 2:15 – 4:45pm Thursday, July 22nd 1:00 – 4:00pm BHCSI Final Contest   Thursday, July 29th 1:00 – 5:00pm
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At least six problems will be posed. As far as possible, problems will avoid dependence on detailed knowledge of a particular applications area or a particular contest language. The Contest Director is solely responsible for ruling on unforeseen situations and interpreting these rules for the Contest.
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• Notification of final accepted runs may occur after the end of the contest to keep the final results secret. • A general announcement to that effect will be made during the contest. • Notification of rejected runs will continue until the end of the contest.
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• At least six problems will be posed. As far as possible, problems will avoid dependence on detailed knowledge of a particular applications area or a particular contest language. • The Regional Contest Director is solely responsible for ruling on unforeseen situations and interpreting these rules for the Regional Contest.
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• Notification of final accepted runs may occur after the end of the contest to keep the final results secret. • A general announcement to that effect will be made during the contest. • Notification of rejected runs will continue until the end of the contest.
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• At least six problems will be posed. As far as possible, problems will avoid dependence on detailed knowledge of a particular applications area or a particular contest language. • The Regional Contest Director is solely responsible for ruling on unforeseen situations and interpreting these rules for the Regional Contest.
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Session Evaluations Contest • https://tinyurl.com/OLCwELD-program • Navigate to specific session page to evaluate • Click orange “Evaluate Session” button on the right • Complete session evaluation* Each session evaluation completed (limited to one per session) = one contest entry One (1) $25 gift card will be awarded *Contact information required for contest entry but will not be shared with the presenters. Winners will be contacted post-conference. #OLCwELD |
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Long Quotations Dragons, always considered a part of myth, are now in question. Recent scientific analysis postulates that dragons were a type of dinosaur. • Long (or block) quotes – Quotes that are 40 words or longer Mummified remains thought to be the bones of a tyrannosaur variety have been proven to be – No quotation marks of a different – Entire quote is indented – Same citation method as short quotes, except the information in parentheses comes after the punctuation. reptilian creature, one with wings and a strange organ within their necks. (Andrews, 1989, p. 46) Many scientists refute this evidence, but it is true that a mummified creature unlike any other Citation at the end dinosaur was unearthed from a deep bog in Ireland. Entire quote indented
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