What is Brainfinity?

Brainfinity is a collaborative problem solving challenge, a unique competition in the region in which elementary school students in years 5 through 8 solve real-life problems in teams using all the benefits of Information Technology.

This allows students to experience project-based learning (PBL), which enables them to explore topics they are interested in through an entirely different approach.

PBL principles were used in Matematika 5, a textbook created by professors Ivan Anić and Radoje Košanin. A problem solving competition such as this one helps students strengthen their cognitive abilities, learn about teamwork, explore their curiosity and enhance their critical thinking skills.

Take a look at last year’s Brainfinity

You can follow the Brainfinity 2020 finals via live stream!

The first challenge is in March

The Brainfinity competition has two rounds. The first one takes place on Saturday, March 14, starting from 10 AM, and includes a detective challenge for the teams and their mentors. The finals will be held at the Institute for Contemporary Education in Belgrade.

Brainfinity challenge

The challenge comprising 3 tasks will be posted on our homepage on March 14, 2020 at 10 AM. The teams have 2 hours to complete the challenge and can do so from any location. All they need is a computer with an Internet connection. Once they have completed the tasks, the teams submit their answers to the jury. Read more »

FinaleBrainfinity finals

In the finals which be held at the Institute for Contemporary Education , the teams need to solve 2 new tasks, which they receive via their team email, in the informal surroundings of the Institute where they can use all the benefits of modern technology. The teams have 2 hours and 30 minutes to not only solve the tasks, but also to prepare a presentation they will send to the jury. Afterwards, they have to decide on a method for presenting their solutions. Read more »

How to create a team in 5 steps?

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1. Think of a team name

Create a four-member team and think of an original team name. If you register a team name that has already been taken, you will be notified and asked to change it.

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2. Find a mentor

One of the rules is to find a teacher who will guide through the competition. Discuss it with your teammates and vote, and check whether the teacher is willing to embark on this adventure with you.

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3. Create a team logo

Think of what best describes your team, what your favorite colors are and try to incorporate all these elements into a team logo. Use an online editor to create a distinctive visual identity for your team and let your imagination run wild.

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4. Make a team photo

A group photo will represent your team throughout the competition. Here we expect you to employ innovation and creativity. Ask your parents or friends to help you make the best shot. And don’t forget – the mentor is also a part of the team.

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5. Create a team email

We suggest you name your email after your team name. This will allow you to not only remember your email easily, but to strengthen your team image as well. Surely you know that almost every company in the world has an official email address?

Register and may your detective work begin

The competition is open to all elementary school students in years 5 through 8 who are interested in logical problem solving and brain games. A team competes in the class of the oldest team member.

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What makes this competition unique?

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Take a look at how students and teachers can benefit from Brainfinity

Brainfinity Children give their best in challenges such as Brainfinity

Brainfinity Strengthening cognitive abilities using empirical examples

Brainfinity Children find unusual math problems interesting

Brainfinity A unique method for learning the rules of logic

Brainfinity Solving different life situations in a modern fashion

Brainfinity Strengthening team spirit and curiosity

Brainfinity Developing one’s ideas and forming new ones

Brainfinity Improving debating skills

Brainfinity IT at the service of science

Brainfinity Solving logical puzzles stimulates the students’ minds

Brainfinity No fear of failure – any way of thinking is right

Brainfinity Preparation doesn’t require hours of practicing predefined tasks

Brainfinity “Little geniuses” easier to spot

Brainfinity Provoking creativity

Meet the Brainfinity 2020 jury

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Srđan Verbić – FEFA, Belgrade

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Zorana Lužanin – PMF, Novi Sad

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Ivan Anić – ITS, Belgrade

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Mladen Stamenković – Ekof, Belgrade

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Aleksandra Rosić – ITS, Belgrade

Tasks differ from standard ones
What I liked the most was the LEGO challenge and solving the first 5 tasks.
Urosfinalist of Brainfinity 2019

Take part in the most innovative and interactive problem solving competition

Brainfinity 2020 challenge

Saturday, March 14, 2020, 10-12 AM

Online problem solving from any location

Brainfinity 2020 finals

 

Institute for Contemporary Education
5 Masarikova Street, Belgrade Palace, Belgrade