I will present a rational function valuation on strict partitions as shapes
that is defined via shifted standard tableaux. The goal is to determine
explicit expressions for this valuation by solving a linear system that
reflects the lattice structure of strict partitions.
Somewhat surprisingly, this leads into the area of symmetric functions.
The problem as such may appear as an isolated curiosity, yet is motivated
by the extension of the model for an asymmetric annihilation process originally proposed by A. Ayyer and K. Mallick (2010).