What is Bebras?
Bebras is an international initiative aiming to promote Computing and computational thinking among school students at all ages. The challenge takes place in school, with homework set to allow time at home to practice too. Younger children in school work on the challenges in teams as preparation for working individually. There is no pressure put on the children; they thoroughly enjoy the preparation and taking part in the annual event.
What is Computational Thinking?
Computational thinking involves using a set of problem-solving skills and techniques that software engineers use to write programs and apps. The Bebras challenge promotes problem solving skills and Informatics concepts including the ability to break down complex tasks into simpler components, algorithm design, pattern recognition, pattern generalisation and abstraction. We love that there are so many cross-over skills used in maths too.
What are the tasks?
Everyone can do it. The Bebras challenges are made of a set of short problems called Bebras tasks and are delivered online. The tasks are fun, engaging and based on problems that computer scientists often meet and enjoy solving. The tasks can be solved without prior knowledge, but instead require logical thinking. The aim is to solve as many as you can in the allotted time.
Please click here, to find out about this year's awards and achievements.
Visit Bebras.org for more information.