JTIE 2014, 6(1):122-136 | 10.5507/jtie.2014.009

ANALYSIS OF TASKS IN THE SLOVAKIAN BEBRAS CONTEST 2013/14

Monika TOMCSÁNYIOVÁ, Peter TOMCSÁNYI
Katedra základov a vyučovania informatiky, Fakulta matematiky, fyziky a informatiky, Univerzity Komenského v Bratislave, Mlynská dolina 842 48, Bratislava, SR

The seventh year of the Slovakian iBobor Contest took place this school year. It is the local version of the Bebras International Contest on Informatics and Computer Fluency. It is organized in five categories according to school classes. Our article analyzes the tasks of the Benjamin category (classes 5 to 7, age 10 to 12). At first we describe the tasks and their results in general, next we concentrate on deeper analysis of a few selected tasks. Particularly we concentrated on one task that had the same topic as a task from last year's contest and on another task that turned out to be the hardest one in this year's contest in the Benjamin category. We have stated our hypotheses and then we tried to test them using the methods of statistical analysis as well as questionnaires for teachers and students. In the conclusion we try to draw some consequences for the organizers of future contests, as well as for the teachers preparing students for the contest.

Keywords: Bebras contest, category Benjamin, statistical analysis.

Published: April 1, 2014

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