Children love challenges, as they allow them to give their best and advance. Today, math competitions can often have a negative psychological impact on the children, putting them under great stress and creating a fear of failure, while parents’ and teachers’ ambitions can also be burdensome.
A competition that encourages creativity, teamwork and logical thinking among students
This prompted the inventors of Brainfinity to create something new – a competition in which kids learn in an interesting way and solve real-life problems. Such a concept renders obsolete the question children often ask when learning math: “How will this help me in life”?
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What's it really about?
Brainfinity is an authentic competition designed for all 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th graders from Serbia who want to try out creative logical problem solving and win valuable prizes.
The competition has two stages.
Brainfinity 2020 Challenge
March 14, 2020 at 10 AM
The challenge is the first competition level which takes place in March and comprises 3 tasks. The students can choose if they will complete the challenge from a team member’s home, the school library, a local café, etc. All they need is a computer, tablet, mobile phone or any other digital device. The tasks are posted on the competition website. The students have 2 hours to complete them and the solutions are sent to the jury.
After the shortlist, the top five teams from each class qualify for the finals which take place at the Institute for Contemporary Education, Masarikova Street, Belgrade. Here the students have two new tasks. The teams and the jury are in the same room and the teams receive the tasks via email. They have 2 hours and 30 minutes to complete them and prepare the presentation. The teams can choose a method for presenting the results of their research.
Participants – elementary school students in years 5 through 8
Brainfinity is open to all elementary school students from Serbia attending years 5 through 8. Each team has 4 members.
In order to participate in the competition, each team must have a teacher who will guide them and follow their performance. Their teacher-mentor will be the students’ greatest support during the challenge and the finals. If one team has students from different classes (5-8), it will compete in the category of the oldest team member. So, if a four-member team comprises three fifth graders and one sixth grader, it will automatically compete with sixth-grade teams.
How to create a team?
In order to register for Brainfinity 2020, you need to:
Think of a team name
Find a teacher-mentor
Create a team logo
Register your team for BRAINFINITY 2020
by March 1st!
Anyone can register a team, be they students, teachers or parents, as long as they meet all the registration criteria.