theguy914 wrote:I relize most of you on here aren't the biggest fans of us southern schools, but I do however have the results from our carlinville sectional today.
Thanks for posting the results! I know a lot of people (me too) are interested in the results from any and everywhere.
As for not the biggest fans of southern Illinois ...... that may not quite be true. I can be more guilty than average of painting with a broad brush, but deep down I know that team from further south have immense budgetary issues, and transportation issues that a lot of us p north normally take for granted.
theguy914 wrote:1. the random draw of seeds. the top 3 teams received 1st, 3rd, and consolation due to this. Could someone tell me if all regionals are done this way.
Some were even worse .... You might have read above that New Trier and Fremd opened in the first round. Fremd and New Trier are two top flight teams. I'm not sure if I would say for certain they were the top two teams in the sectional, but they might have been. I was at Wheaton-Warrenville South today, and I think they were lucky that all three of the top teams made the final four. Naperville North lost to Wheaton North, while Wheaton-Warrenville South lost in the finals. This may have been one of the few finals where that worked out.
theguy914 wrote:2. maybe I am ignorant, but could you please tell me why fusion is not an appropriate answer for a phase change from a solid to a liquid.
I am a physics teacher of over ten years, nad have taught chemistry. I have never heard of "melting" and "fusion" as being synonymous. I have to tell you, if I were moderating, unless I oculd find a source, I'm not sure I would have accepted that either. I cuold be wrng, but that's my experience.
theguy914 wrote:3. one question asked for the derivative of x times e^2x is the answer not e^2x+ 2xe^2x. they had the answer as xe^2x+2xe^2x.
We got stuck there for a moment today. The bold faced answer was correct, but the "alternative" answer ws incorrect.
>>inserts boots into stirrups, and pulls himself on to the tall horse<<
Sadly, I see too few moderators who don't know the rules, and sadly not enough coaches who know the rules to do the right thing. A good coach should have stopped the match, should have asked the moderator to have a player perform the problem on the board, and asked for a judgement. Coaches need to know that there are times when you need to stop the match, and ask the moderator to consider logic. Even if a moderator knows nothing of math, they cna at least ask the other team "is there anything wrong with what they did?" .... chances are, if they know the work is right, they will say nothing.
Moderators & coaches who used the time honored tradition of "we have to go with what is on the page" are not doing anyone a favor but themselves. Have faith in the players.
>>dismounting high horse<<
>>feeding high horse oats<<
>>putting high horse to bed with a warm horse blanket<<