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OLYMPIADS IN INFORMATICS, 2008, Vol. 2, 75-89
© Institute of Mathematics and Informatics,

ISSN 1822-7732

Tasks and Training the Youngest Beginners for Informatics Competitions

Emil KELEVEDJIEVa, Zornitsa DZHENKOVAb

aInstitute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences Akad. G. Bonchev str., block 8, 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria E-mail: keleved@math.bas.bg

bMathematical High School 2 Elin Pelin str., 5300 Gabrovo, Bulgaria E-mail: zornica.dzhenkova@gmail.com

Abstract

Training children for participation in informatics competitions and eventually in the IOI has been moving to younger ages and now is starting in many countries at a level of about 5-6th grades (about 11-12 years old). The main tools for teaching and preparation are tasks. We present the experience and problems given in the Bulgarian national competitions in informatics for school students in the mentioned age group. Some features of the Bulgarian system for the preparation of the youngest school students are discussed. The study covers a period from 2001 up to present. In the paper, an attempt is made to arrange and classify tasks by keywords. As examples, selected task descriptions and comments are given.

Keywords:

tasks in competitive informatics, informatics for the youngest school students


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