This week all the 3/4 students participated in the BEBRAS Computational Thinking Challenge during their Digital Literacy Lesson. The challenge promotes the use of computational thinking skills through problem solving tasks. Computational thinking skills are very important for solving problems with technology, and are often used by people who are computer programmers, software developers, and makers of hardware and digital devices. In the challenge, students had the opportunity to attempt easy, medium and hard questions. The questions went right up to a year 10 level standard. Students were allowed to work in teams or individually during the challenge. During the challenge, we asked some students what they thought about computational thinking and the challenge.
Skye – “The challenge is fun! It doesn’t matter if you get something wrong because it is just fun to do.”
Rosie – “It’s a good way to learn about different Maths problems.”
Brendon – “It’s quite challenging and you really need more thinking time.”
Noah – “It’s fun! You need to use good thinking skills.”
Kosta – “It’s fun and a challenge at the same time. It’s a brain-teaser!”
What did you enjoy about the challenge? Why?
Are computational skills important? Why?
Would you like to learn more about computational thinking this year?
BEBRAS Challenge on PhotoPeach