In the second week of November, CDS middle school and upper school students took part in the Bebras® Computing Challenge. The Bebras challenges are made of a set of short problems called Bebras tasks that tests students’ computational thinking. The tasks are fun, engaging and based on problems that computer scientists enjoy solving. The challenge is organized in over 50 countries and is designed to get students all over the world excited about computing.
Each participant gets 45 minutes to answer 15 multiple-choice questions that focus on computational and logical thinking. CDS students through grade 10 took the Junior level challenge and students in grades 11 and 12 took the Senior level challenge.
Overall Results for CDS
As a school, CDS performed very well. A testament to the efforts and dedication to computer science of all of our computer science students.
- At the Junior Level, the national average was 82.2 points
- The Florida average was 85.2 points
- The Carrollwood Day School Average was 91.0 points!
- At the Senior Level, the national average was 77.1 points
- The Florida average was 91.6 points
- The Carrollwood Day School Average was 108.2 points!
Students Awarded Distinctions (Age 10-12)
The following students scored highly enough in the competition to earn a distinction certificate.
- Jeremy C.-P.
- Kiyana R.
Student Awarded Distinction (Age 12-14)
- Nishant S.
Student Awarded Distinction (Age 14-16)
- Aayush P.
Students Awarded Distinctions (Age 16-18)
- Alexander K.
- Matthew D. (third year)
CDS 12th grader, Matthew D. scored the highest in the whole state of Florida for his age category!
Do you want to try your hand at a Bebras challenge?
Head over to the Bebras website and try your hand at some practice Bebras tasks.
Thank you to Upper School Computer Science teacher, Bradley Hayes for contributing to this challenge and article.