Over 40 students at Saltspring Island Middle School participated in the Canada wide Beaver Computing Challenge on Thursday, November 14th. This nationwide discovery activity is organized by the University of Waterloo to introduces computer science to students. It is designed to get students with little or no previous experience excited about computing.
The challenge 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. Middle School students were focussed and enthusiastic in their participation.
story and photo: Louise Doucet