last between five and ten minutes. Since speakers should have practiced with
this in mind and since our scheduling depends on this assumption, points will be
deducted for deviations.
Speakers will be warned when their time is nearly up and expected to
terminate their talks quickly.
evaluating the CHALK TALKS, the
various areas such as appropriateness of topic, clarity of presentation, depth
and breadth of understanding, effective use of chalkboard and of time should be
weighed as indicated below.
However, the finalists and winners will be determined primarily on the
basis of the rankings of the speakers by the judges.
Therefore, after having heard all of the talks each judge will
individually rank the speakers.
appropriateness of the topic and the level at which it is treated will be worth
The speaker's depth and breadth of the understanding of his/her topic as
evidenced in his/her talk will count 35%.
(Judges may ask questions following the talk.)
The clarity of the presentation will be worth 30%.
The talk should be clear enough that any above-average student at the
speaker's class level would be able to follow it.
Effective use of the chalkboard (and other aids) will count 10%, and
effective use of time and staying within the 10-minute limit will count 10%.
Speakers should refrain from referring to notes during their talks, since to do
otherwise indicates a lack of understanding of the topic and detracts from the
clarity of the presentation.
The talks might be scheduled in a room with a "white board".
If so, white board markers will be provided.
is a sample judge¡¯s form.
|Name of Speaker||____________________|
|Appropriateness of topic and level||____________________||(15%)|
|Depth and breadth of understanding||____________________||(35%)|
|Clarity of presentation||____________________||(30%)|
|Effective use of board and/or other|
|____________________||(10%)||(A+ to F)||_______|