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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby silentsage » December 12th, 2013, 5:04 pm

The rules I have followed (correctly) allow for 1 binder, as large as you want, per team. That binder may be in addition to the tools you have stated, along with whtever else you think you will need (no laptops, etc., of course). I doubt there is a limit to the number of rulers/protractors/calculators you can use. I would have 2 or 3 rulers and was never prohibited use of them. Most proctors don't really check to see exactly what you have, however.
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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby hmssciencenerd » December 17th, 2013, 12:29 pm

What is the best way to prepare :ugeek:

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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby zyzzyva980 » December 17th, 2013, 3:05 pm

I can't answer that for you. It's different for everyone.

My recommendations, however:
  • Become friends with the Road Scholar Wiki
  • Use your binder effectively and know how to find things in it
  • Get as much experience as you can looking at maps (as well as practice tests)
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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby hmssciencenerd » December 17th, 2013, 6:02 pm

Thanks :D

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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby percyjackson2014 » January 3rd, 2014, 11:59 am

Are there is sites that are good for Road Scholar? Also, can we bring a scientific calculator to the competition? :?
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Postby nivebala » January 20th, 2014, 11:02 am

This is my first year doing Road Scholar. My partner and I are looking for places to buy Topographic Maps. Also, do you know how we can print downloaded maps in a big (map) size way? PLEASE HELP! We want to fine tune our skills and be ready for regionals! :D

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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby zyzzyva980 » January 20th, 2014, 11:08 am

I would suggest simply using the topographic maps provided online by USGS and other services without printing them out. You would still be able to do everything you'd need to do to practice (identifying symbols and such) without having to actually spend money. To print them out you'd need a printer capable of printing out something that large, and I'd expect those to be tough to find. So I'd just try to get access to a computer where you can study the USGS topographic maps online as much possible.
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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby nivebala » January 20th, 2014, 11:13 am

I would suggest simply using the topographic maps provided online by USGS and other services without printing them out. You would still be able to do everything you'd need to do to practice (identifying symbols and such) without having to actually spend money. To print them out you'd need a printer capable of printing out something that large, and I'd expect those to be tough to find. So I'd just try to get access to a computer where you can study the USGS topographic maps online as much possible.

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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby nivebala » January 20th, 2014, 11:16 am

I would suggest simply using the topographic maps provided online by USGS and other services without printing them out. You would still be able to do everything you'd need to do to practice (identifying symbols and such) without having to actually spend money. To print them out you'd need a printer capable of printing out something that large, and I'd expect those to be tough to find. So I'd just try to get access to a computer where you can study the USGS topographic maps online as much possible.
The reason we wanted to print out the map was to measure distances between locations. Is there a way we can do this online?

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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby syo_astro » January 20th, 2014, 11:44 am

I would suggest simply using the topographic maps provided online by USGS and other services without printing them out. You would still be able to do everything you'd need to do to practice (identifying symbols and such) without having to actually spend money. To print them out you'd need a printer capable of printing out something that large, and I'd expect those to be tough to find. So I'd just try to get access to a computer where you can study the USGS topographic maps online as much possible.
The reason we wanted to print out the map was to measure distances between locations. Is there a way we can do this online?
I guess if you don't mind touching your computer screen you could use the scales on maps along with a ruler/piece of paper?
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