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Beaver Computing Challenge Sample Problems

The BCC exposes students to a new subject and way of thinking so there isn't a need to prepare for the challenge. However, you can get a feel for the style of the problems by viewing these five sample questions from a variety of grade levels.

Chestnut Animals

A beaver created the four animals shown below using chestnuts and strings.

Starfish Dog Sea lion Giraffe
Starfish made out of nuts A dog made out of nuts A sealion made out of nuts A giraffe made out of nuts

The beaver's younger sibling plays with these animals by moving the chestnuts around without breaking any connections. This makes it hard to recognize which shapes correspond to which animals.

Which animal was the following shape before the beaver's sibling played with it?

Animal shaped with nuts needs to be identified