Bruce Beaver

“I find Bebras a great challenge for our kids and find it helps to promote computational thinking with our teachers and students. With the new Australian Curriculum now endorsed from next year it is a great resource.” Tony Hall, William Carey Christian School, NSW.

Format

  • Bebras is a great way to get more ICT in schools and can be delivered within one school hour (45-60min)!
  • Delivered online @ schools
  • Students can participate individually or in small groups (up to 4)
  • Collaboration and sharing during the challenge are encouraged!
  • There is no need to transport the children off campus
  • Bebras is free! $0
  • No prior computing/ICT knowledge is required

Categories

There are 5 categories with different levels of difficulties

  • Years 3+4
  • Years 5+6
  • Years 7+8
  • Years 9+10
  • Years 11+12
There are 15 problems to be solved. These are presented under three levels of difficulty – Easy, Medium, Hard – each consisting of 5 questions. The questions get progressively more difficult as students advance upwards through the school system.

Difficulty

EASY

MEDIUM

HARD

Correct

+6 points

+9 points

+12 points

Incorrect

0 points

0 points

0 points

Unanswered

0 points

0 points

0 points

Questions

5 questions

5 questions

5 questions

Max Points

30 points

45 points

60 points


135 points

How to get involved

Register online ONLY. Registration is carried out by the coordinator. A school may have more than one coordinator.

For teachers and Home School parents

1. Register as a coordinator at challenge.bebras.edu.au/admin.
2. We will approve your registration as quickly as possible.
3. Distribute and collect the signed parental consent forms. The template is below.
4. Register your students. See the coordinators Handbook for details.

REGISTER ONLINE COORDINATOR HANDBOOK Parental Consent Form Video for Coordinators Poster

 

 

Solution Guides

All the tasks , detailed solutions, and further information about the computer science that sits behind the tasks. Download it below.

Download 2014 Solutions Guide Download 2015 Solutions Guide Download 2016 Solutions Guide

For School Students

  • Contact your school and ask your ICT / Maths / Science teacher to register on behalf of the school
  • If you are a home school student then your parent can register as a coordinator.
Download Students' Handbook

Results

Teachers: School results will be published on the secure web page. An analysis of Australian scores will be emailed to the coordinators.

Students: The week after Bebras week, your teacher / home school parent will retrieve the results from the Bebras Server and make them available to you. You can then log into the Bebras server to check how well you did for each question. If you like, you can try to answer those questions again that you got wrong – and you will receive immediate feedback if your answers were right.

Certificates

Specially designed Certificates of Participation will be presented to each student who completed the challenge which is a great way to demonstrate ICT in your school. These will include the student’s name and score. The Bebras system generates the certificates automatically and co-ordinators can download certificates from there for local printing.