This challenge is a set of short questions, called Bebras tasks, that are delivered via the internet. The tasks can be answered without prior knowledge about computational thinking, but are related to computational thinking concepts. Bebras is aligned with and supports the Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies.
The challenge includes sets of questions for different year level bands from F to 10. The questions get progressively more difficult as students progress through the levels of schooling. At each year level band, there are 15 problems to be solved (taking 40–60 minutes to complete all 15 problems). The problems are presented under three levels of difficulty: easy, medium and hard, and there are five questions for each level of difficulty. Students can work in teams of up to four, and collaboration and teamwork are encouraged.
Teachers can use Bebras for formative assessment. After the challenge, students can log back in, see their results immediately and re-take the challenge. Teachers have access to class analytics.
Some recommendations and adaptations for using the Bebras Computational Thinking Challenge: