Whiteside Excellence in the Beaver Computing Challenge
Whiteside students in grades 4-7 participated in the Beaver Computing Challenge this fall. 15 grade 4/5/6 students participated. One of our amazing Wolfpack achieved a perfect score. 15 grade 7 students participated and 3 students achieved near-perfect scores. Students volunteered to participate in this extracurricular math event. We are proud of all our Wolfpack for trying their best and joining the BCC! We would also like to share a BIG thank you to Mme Welford for sharing, organizing, and running the contest! Well done, Wolfpack!
The BCC is a problem-solving contest with a focus on computational and logical thinking. Questions are inspired by topics in computer science but only require comfort with concepts found in mathematics curriculum common to all provinces.
Participating in a mathematics and computing contest helps students develop invaluable skills, like creative problem-solving and big-picture thinking.
CEMC contests can help students:
- discover and grow a love of mathematics and computer science,
- apply knowledge in novel situations, and
- make connections across topics in mathematics and computing.
And because CEMC contests are challenging but attainable activities for young learners, they also build students' confidence in their ability to tackle difficult problems — a key ingredient for student success both inside and outside the classroom.