The Bebras Challenge is the inspiration and basis for many of the resources created by the PACT team (the Bebras initiative is explained at the bottom of the page). This webpage lists the workbooks. More PACT materials (e.g. seasonal tasks) are available for download on the Resources page
Computational Thinking Workbook 3rd – 6th class
The workbook can be used as a 10 lesson introduction to computational thinking for primary school pupils from 3rd through 6th class, or it can serve as material for an after-school science club activity. The workbook consists of 10 carefully selected computational thinking tasks from the international Bebras
Challenge, plus an associated extra work page for each task.
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Bebras ® (www.bebras.org
), founded by Prof. Valentina Dagienė, Vilnius University, Lithuania, is an international initiative to promote computational thinking among primary and secondary students. It designs one of the most popular gender-balanced computer science-related activities for primary and secondary school students worldwide: the annual Bebras Computational Thinking Challenge (2.5 million participants from 56 countries last year alone, see Bebras statistics
The Irish Computer Society (ICS)
is the National Bebras Organiser for Ireland. The ICS organises the Bebras Ireland
challenge as part of its Tech Week
activities. Since 2016, PACT members have been the Ireland representatives to the annual International Bebras Task Workshop where tasks for the subsequent international Bebras Challenges are developed. Bebras Ireland tasks created by the PACT team have been translated into tens of different languages by overseas national Bebras organisations and tackled by hundreds of thousands of primary and secondary students worldwide.