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A free, offline, printable version of the Bebras Challenge for use at home or in the classroom. A printer-friendly version of the Bebras Unplugged cards for use as a group activity.
The Bebras Australia Computational Thinking Challenge started in Australia in 2014 and is now run through CSIRO Digital Careers.
Bebras was founded in 2004 by Professor Valentina Dagiene from the University of Vilnius, Lithuania. Bebras began with 3470 student participants from 146 schools and has now grown to almost 60 countries with over 1.6 million students participating each year!
The goal of the Bebras Challenge is to promote computational thinking skills in a way that highlights student abilities.
- The challenge is made up of 15 questions ranging in difficulty.
- Students in years 3 and 4 have 60 minutes and students in years 5 to 12 have 45 minutes to complete the challenge.
- The challenge is open twice a year for two weeks.
- Students complete the challenge in one sitting at anytime within the two week challenge period.
- Teachers can download student results after the challenge closes.
- Certificates of participation are automatically generated for teachers to download.
- In the first challenge of the year, students who receive full marks are placed on the Honour Roll and are sent a special certificate from CSIRO.
- After the challenge has closed, students can log in to view their results, re-attempt questions and receive immediate feedback on their answers.
Register as a Bebras coordinator for your school. You can register multiple teachers under your school name, and once registered you will have access to additional support and teaching resources.
Talk to your teachers or parents about participating in the challenge.