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Spring KMO Results Thread

Posted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 8:28 pm
by the return of AHAN
Barrington Middle School, Station Campus, scored 1477 today. The highlight, for me, was the password on the junior disk (see new avatar). The lowlight would be the 9th question of the junior high set that identified "telescope" as the correct answer to, "Which of these items was a Dutch invention?" My kids ruled out telescope, assuming that one to be Italian. I raced over to an encyclopedia set to look that up (the computer was in use, obviously) and the Compton's encyclopedia on the telescope effectively debunked the notion that Hans Lippershey was the inventor, as his patent application was denied due to many people already having knowledge of such a device. The article also explained that magnification with lenses was something discovered well before Lippershey & Galileo's time. I photocopied this page and faxed it to Academic Hallmarks. I'm curious about their response, or if they'll even have one.

Re: Spring KMO Results Thread

Posted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:44 pm
by Judson Laipply
1702

Re: Spring KMO Results Thread

Posted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:02 pm
by at your pleasure
1400-1500

Re: Spring KMO Results Thread

Posted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 1:04 am
by Buzz Buzzard
For splits and giggles..........the bottom 10 for the Spring KMO:

613. Southeast High School, Cherokee, KS: 640

614. Hickman Mills Code Program (whatever that is), Kansas City, MO: 634

615. Edward Bell HS, Camp Hill, AB: 618

616. Linton-Stockton HS, IN: 612

617. Portsville Central HS, NY: 610

618. Lyons HS, KS: 600

619. Laurel HS, MT: 577

620. Tonganoxie HS, KS: 575

621. Riverton HS, WY: 550

622. Southeastern Regional HS, South Easton, MA: 503



3 Kansas schools in the bottom 10. I guess that's what they get for teaching the Biblical Value of Pi........ :roll:

Re: Spring KMO Results Thread

Posted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 1:33 am
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Hickman Mills is a regular high school in southern Kansas City, and CODE is the district gifted program, so I would imagine it's just the CODE students enrolled at Hickman Mills.

Re: Spring KMO Results Thread

Posted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 4:49 am
by Rococo A Go Go
:party:
Kentucky stays out a bottom 10 list pertaining to education...it must be some kind of a first!

On a more relavant note, I'm glad to see the Gatton Academy (the Kentucky Academy of Math and Science that is hosted by WKU) snag the top spot among Kentucky schools, and finish #115 overall.

Re: Spring KMO Results Thread

Posted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 10:03 am
by AKKOLADE
There's nothing funny about the last place teams in any event.

Re: Spring KMO Results Thread

Posted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 7:24 pm
by Nine-Tenths Ideas
Buzz Buzzard wrote:For splits and giggles..........the bottom 10 for the Spring KMO:

613. Southeast High School, Cherokee, KS: 640

614. Hickman Mills Code Program (whatever that is), Kansas City, MO: 634

615. Edward Bell HS, Camp Hill, AB: 618

616. Linton-Stockton HS, IN: 612

617. Portsville Central HS, NY: 610

618. Lyons HS, KS: 600

619. Laurel HS, MT: 577

620. Tonganoxie HS, KS: 575

621. Riverton HS, WY: 550

622. Southeastern Regional HS, South Easton, MA: 503



3 Kansas schools in the bottom 10. I guess that's what they get for teaching the Biblical Value of Pi........ :roll:
Hey, this was a really not nice thing to do. It just seems kind of mean spirited.

Re: Spring KMO Results Thread

Posted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 8:16 pm
by Buzz Buzzard
Isaacbh wrote:
Buzz Buzzard wrote:For splits and giggles..........the bottom 10 for the Spring KMO:

613. Southeast High School, Cherokee, KS: 640

614. Hickman Mills Code Program (whatever that is), Kansas City, MO: 634

615. Edward Bell HS, Camp Hill, AB: 618

616. Linton-Stockton HS, IN: 612

617. Portsville Central HS, NY: 610

618. Lyons HS, KS: 600

619. Laurel HS, MT: 577

620. Tonganoxie HS, KS: 575

621. Riverton HS, WY: 550

622. Southeastern Regional HS, South Easton, MA: 503



3 Kansas schools in the bottom 10. I guess that's what they get for teaching the Biblical Value of Pi........ :roll:
Hey, this was a really not nice thing to do. It just seems kind of mean spirited.

I think you're right about that, and I apologize. Perhaps this particular tangent is better off being sent to Dr. Zaius's realm.

Question (on the chance this doesn't get deleted): Does this particular competition call for "short" answers, or is it all multiple choice?

Re: Spring KMO Results Thread

Posted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 12:41 am
by Judson Laipply
All multiple choice with semi frequent interruptions by bad puns and other forms of wordplay involving the use of the letters auk.

Re: Spring KMO Results Thread

Posted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 1:54 am
by Golran
You could say that this competition is just plain Aukful!