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Computational and Logical Thinking (BCC)

Getting better prepared for BCC (Beaver Computing Challenge)

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About this course

A fun and light course designed to prepare students for the Beaver Computing Challenge hosted by the University of Waterloo. This course is mainly targeted to students without any programming knowledge and is designed to get students interested in programming and computing. The course will teach students the different methods one can take to solve problems and improve their logical reasoning. Students will get the chance to solve many problems from previous exams and discuss potential alternative solutions with other students.

What you'll learn

The course is broken down into 4 units.

Unit 1 Introduction to the BCC (1 weeks)

  • What is the BCC and why should you care?
  • Understanding the format and how the BCC is run.
  • Look at some riddles and break them down.
  • Introduce the different techniques for problem solving(drawing diagrams, process of elimination, trial and error and finding patterns).

Unit 2 Algebraic modelling (2 weeks)

  • Algebraic modeling and how it can be used to solve problems.
  • Look at more riddles and problems that can be solved using algebraic modeling.
  • Begin looking at some previous BCC questions.

Unit 3 Looking at BCC questions (2weeks)

  • Students will see a variety of questions from past contest and learn how to solve them.
  • This unit will focus on easier questions.

Unit 4 Deeper look at tougher questions (3 weeks)

  • This unit focuses on solving the hardest questions from previous contests.
  • Students will apply various strategies to solve hard questions.

Materials & Homework

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Grades:
Gr. 5-6
Duration:
8 lessons. Once a week for 8 weeks.
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$240

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Grades:
Gr. 5-6
Duration:
8 lessons. Once a week for 8 weeks.
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