The 2017 Bebras Challenge will take place from 6th – 17th November, run by the ICS Foundation, the Bebras® Computing Challenge introduces computational thinking and computer science to students aged 8-18 years, by allowing them to solve interactive tasks online. It is run in over 30 countries and takes place every November, where you can schedule your classes test any time during these two weeks. The best thing about the Bebras Challenge is its FREE to take part!
Bebras consists of fun and engaging short questions, these questions can be answered without prior knowledge of computational thinking but can uncover a student’s aptitude for the discipline. It teaches participants that computational thinking is an integral part of solving problems in daily life and aims to get students excited about computing.
Bebras has challenges for five age categories, incorporating primary and secondary students. Each challenge consists of 15 multiple choice questions – 5 easy questions, 5 medium questions and 5 hard questions and each participant gets 45 mins to complete. It is completed online in your own school.
The Bebras Challenge:
- Requires no prior knowledge
- Takes 45 mins
- Runs for two weeks, so many classes can participate
- Provides certificates of achievement for all participants
- Past challenges and solutions are available to download
Teachers can register their school/class for the challenge and participate for FREE by visiting https://bebras.techweek.ie/