Victorian Coding Challenge

Victorian Challenge and Enrichment Series: Victorian Coding Challenge

Victorian Coding Challenge

2020 REGISTRATIONS CLOSED - WILL OPEN AGAIN IN TERM 1 2021 FOR 2021 INTAKE. 

MAV, in collaboration with Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria (DLTV), is excited to be running two activities to be delivered across the state between Sept 2020 and Dec 2022 as part of The Victorian Challenge and Enrichment Series.

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  • Due to this project being funded by the Victorian Department of Education and Training, it is only available to government schools in Victoria.
  • Available free to students in Years 5-10.
  • Target audience: high ability students.

Have you got a passion for coding or are you curious to give it a go? Do you have a creative yet logical mind and love to problem solve engaging, real-world problems? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of the above, you are the student for this coding challenge!

The Mathematical Association of Victoria (MAV), in collaboration with Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria (DLTV), are producing a 2-stage coding challenge, free of charge to participants and aimed to extend curious minds, nurture passions and support students in refining their coding skills.

Students will have their challenges and content presented in an online course in Thinkific. MAV will register them in their relevant courses using their emails. This will be a private course available only for the students registered by their teachers.

Teachers of students involved will also be able to access the teacher pack which includes suggested solutions. This will assist teachers to support their students.

Stage 1 and Stage 2 explained

STAGE 1

In stage 1 students will receive a virtual kit with a series of fun and engaging coding tasks. Students will participate in these tasks via a user-friendly online platform – accessible from school or home. The challenges will require that students apply coding and algorithmic thinking in order to solve interesting problems. These tasks can be conducted either at school or during school holidays, at the student’s pace. Scaffolding and coding resources will be provided in case students need some support along the way. Teachers will also have access to suggested solutions.

Coding kits will be available from Term 1, 2021 (TBA) and available to access until end of 2021.

Registration for Stage 1

Teachers to register on behalf of their students.

Target audience: High-ability students. 

ONLY AVAILABLE TO DET SCHOOLS.

To register:  REGISTRATIONS CLOSED - WILL OPEN AGAIN IN TERM 1 2021 FOR 2021 INTAKE. 

Cost: free of charge

FORMAT: Virtual kit accessed via a website called 'Thinkific'.

 

STAGE 2

Stage 2 allows student to compete with others in a state-wide coding competition (in 2021 this will be virtual). In this competition, students will be competing in groups of 2-4, in an open-ended challenge, with an engaging, "real-world" application. They will present their entries to be judged and will be eligible to win some cool prizes. (Entry to stage 2 is not dependent upon completing stage 1, however students must have been registered for stage 1 before enrolling into stage 2.)

Coding competition important dates to be announced in Term 1 2021. 

Registration for Stage 2

Teachers to register on behalf of their students.

Target audience: High-ability students who have completed/attempted Stage 1 - the 3 challenges. 

ONLY AVAILABLE TO DET SCHOOLS.

To register:  REGISTRATIONS CLOSED UNTIL 2021 COMPETITION INTAKE

Cost: free of charge

FORMAT: Virtual kit. Students will be enrolled via the same Thinkific platform they used in Stage 1.