The University of Waterloo Beaver Computing Challenge
A few weeks ago, the Grade 5 to 8 students participated in the Beaver Computing Challenge offered through the University of Waterloo. The Beaver Computing Challenge introduces computer science to students. It is designed to get students excited about computing.
There were 4708 students who participated in the Grade 5/6 Beaver Computing Challenge. The overall average score for all participants was 35. This was our first year participating at this level. The students did well with half of our students earning over the average. The majority of our students attempted each problem instead of leaving the permitted five blanks. We had two students that made the University of Waterloo honour roll and our top student scored a perfect score of 60 points! Our next student had a score of 54 with only one question wrong. Great work, grade 5 and 6!
At grade 7 and 8 there were 6715 participants. The overall average score for all participants was 54. KBS had 39 students participate and 72% of our students received a score at or above the national average of 54. We had two students that made the University of Waterloo honour roll and our top student had only one question wrong and received a score of 86. Our next student had a score of 82.
Well done KBS!