What's going on in the world of Secondary Mathematics at Hume?

This term, we have students in Years 7 and 8 taking part in this year’s “Bebras Computational Thinking Challenge”.

Bebras is an international initiative aiming to promote Informatics and Computational Thinking among students. It is an interactive challenge to teach students critical, creative, and computational thinking.

History of the Challenge

The Challenge started in 2004 by Professor Valentina Dagiene from the University of Vilnius; 'Bebras' is Lithuanian for 'beaver'. This refers to their collaborative nature and strong work ethic.

The Bebras international community has now grown to include 60 countries with over 2.9 million students participating worldwide!

Bebras Australia began in 2014 and is now administered through CSIRO Digital Careers. 

Round 1 began earlier in March; selected students are then invited back to Round 2 later in the year, which is the international part of the challenge.

Competitions such as these are great initiatives for students to get involved and participate, receiving recognition for their mathematical abilities locally as well as internationally.

Here at Hume we promote and encourage our students to take part in external activities such as these. If you missed out on getting involved for this competition, there are other mathematically based competitions coming up this year that you can be a part of.

Future Competitions

- Australian Mathematics Competition Wednesday, 4 August 2021

- ICAS Mathematics Competition Monday, 30 August 2021

More information to come early next term.

Tamara Ferraro - Head of Learning - Secondary Mathematics