Forming Teams

 

Teams of 5-7 students participate in their choice of the current-year Long-Term Problems and practice Spontaneous Problems. All Team Members may participate in the Long Term presentation and only 5 Team Members may participate in Spontaneous, however, other team members may observe. A maximum of 7 “Minds” can work on the problem throughout the season.

 

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Teams participate within Age Divisions.  In the U.S., these are based upon age of oldest team member and the grade level.

 

Number of Teams per Membership

 

Each membership is allowed to send one team per Long-Term Problem per Division.

 

K-5, 6-8, 9-12 School District Structure

K-5 School – usually up to 5 teams + 2 Primary Teams

6-8 School – usually up to 5 teams

9-12 Schools – usually up to 5 teams

 

K-6, 7-9, 10-12 School District Structure

K-6 School – usually up to 10 teams + 2 Primary Teams

7-9 School – usually up to 10 teams

10-12 Schools – usually up to 5 teams

 

K-8, 9-12 School District Structure

K-8 School – usually up to 10 teams + 2 Primary Teams

9-12 Schools – usually up to 5 teams

 

K-12 School – usually up to 15 teams + Primary Teams

 

Non-school memberships can field one team per problem per division – up to a maximum of 15 teams

 

The purchase of additional (2nd or 3rd) membership allows more teams to participate in the same problem (Team A, Team B).