It’s time students gave tasks to others. Students as problem creators showcase their creativity and skills.
Free participation in problem solving week
JOIN THE EVENT FOR PROBLEM SOLVERS AROUND THE WORLD
Learning about problem solving in education is now available to everyone interested in the field. In the week that commemorates the birth of a problem solving pioneer, Hungarian mathematician Pólya György, whose book How to Solve It explains the principle behind problem solving, we are organizing the first problem solving week in the region. Through workshops and panels, the attendees will actively participate in the acquisition and application of problem solving skills. Together we are strengthening the global problem solving community and implementing new approaches to education and life, while commemorating the 133rd birth anniversary of this great scientist.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE
IN BRAINFINITY WEEK?
The Brainfinity problem solving week knows no limits. Just like problem solving. This is why everyone can participate.
How does problem solving enrich teaching? Teachers demonstrate their lessons and provide colleagues with fresh ideas.
Companies present their problems and the student teams solve them, Brainfinity being the intermediary.
By taking part in Brainfinity Week, one of the most important links in the education chain gest the Brainfinity Problem Solving School status.
Parent education is important, too. Brainfinity workshops will help parents cope with children’s requirements.
Recognition for everyone
WHAT DO BRAINFINITY WEEK
Brainfinity Week participants get an invaluable experience.
Professional development points for teachersTeachers who register for Brainfinity Week and attend workshops and panels will win professional development points.
Certificates for schools, companies and teachersConfirmed registration for the first problem solving week in Europe is excellent proof of your dedication to advance personal and professional performance. This deserves a special certificate.
Students qualify for the second Brainfinity stageThe students’ best problems will be awarded and the teams will qualify for the second stage of this unique problem solving competition that supports this education model.
Students at Brainfinity Week
design their own problems
All teams registered for the Brainfinity competition can take part in Brainfinity Week. Their task is to design a Brainfinity problem and send it to email@example.com with the subject “Brainfinity Week – students”.
Once our experts have chosen the best problem, we will publish it online and the team will qualify for the second stage – the Brainfinity challenge. For young people and those who feel young, we have prepared a surprise on the first day of Brainfinity week. Students, apply »
Teachers at Brainfinity Week
The teachers present
the best Brainfinity class
During Brainfinity Week, teachers can present one of their lessons in order to illustrate problem solving in teaching.
All teachers and professors need to tape one problem solving class using their phone or any other camera, and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org until the beginning of Brainfinty Week. The class needn’t take place in the classroom.
The best Brainfinity class will be a topic of a workshop held by the creator of Brainfinity, professor Ivan Anić, as an example of good problem solving teaching practice, and the creators of the best class will win, among other things, a free annual membership at the Institute. Teachers, register »
Companies at Brainfinity Week
solved by student teams
Company cases studies are also part of the Brainfinity problem solving week.
During Brainfinity Week, local and international companies can send their corporate problem with a specified task.
The companies that have sent the problems during Brainfinity Week will get a free solution proposal created by student teams together with Brainfinity experts. Companies, register »
Schools at Brainfinity Week
Implementing problem solving in schools
In order to help schools enrich their classes with problem solving, the school whose teacher has won with their Brainfinity class earns a number of points required for obtaining the Brainfinity Problem Solving School status.
This prestigious symbol places the school in question among those dedicated to innovation and teacher training. Here you can see how schools can win the remaining points necessary to obtain this status. Schools, register »
Parents at Brainfinity Week
How to use problem solving
in children's upbringing?
Problem solving is without question one of the most important life skills, and parents who have experience with problem solving can use it to help their children tackle life situations.
When parents understand what their children don’t understand, they become excellent problem solvers themselves. Our task is to strengthen parent-teacher relations with the useful advice we have prepared for Brainfinity Week. Parents, register »
Brainfinity 2020 problem solving week program
Monday, December 7, 2020, 7 PM
WORKSHOP FOR TEACHERS: How to prepare students for Brainfinity
Teachers will get the best ideas from the person who came up with Brainfinity. Professor Ivan Anić will use practical examples to explain which methods teachers can use in order to prepare students for this unusual competition.
Tuesday, December 8, 2020, 7 PM
WORKSHOP FOR TEACHERS: "Law on problem solving"
Zorana Lužanin, professor at the Faculty of Sciences in Novi Sad, will explain the principles behind problem solving.
Tuesday, December 8, 2020, 8 PM
WORKSHOP FOR TEACHERS: Minecraft in teaching: Students in teachers' shoes
Many educational institutions around the world have included Minecraft, one of the best-known video games, in their classes. The game, which offers children the freedom to build a new 3D world, encourages young minds to explore, be creative, think and make decisions. In this workshop, students Andrija and Vojin and teachers will demonstrate how to use Minecraft in lessons.
Wednesday, December 9, 2020, 7 PM
WORKSHOP FOR TEACHERS: Examples of best practices: What does a Brainfinity class look like?
The Brainfinity team will choose the best Brainfinity class video from those teachers can send until the beginning of Brainfinity Week. Professor Ivan Anić will then use this as an example in a workshop to highlight the advantages of problem solving classes and the areas that need upgrading.
Thursday, December 10, 2020, 7 PM
WORKSHOP FOR TEACHERS AND STUDENTS: TED-Ed: Lessons Worth Sharing
Dragana Stanojević from the Institute for the Evaluation of the Quality of Education and Upbringing will give a lecture about universally beneficial lessons that can help teachers improve their teaching. Pick up fresh problem solving ideas from Dragana who is also a member of the Brainfinity jury.
Thursday, December 10, 2020, 8 PM
FOR COMPANIES: Win-win strategy – children's creative energy combined with the experience of company problem solvers
What does cooperation between students and companies look like? Does it yield results? What are the benefits for students and what are the benefits for companies?
Friday, December 11, 2020, 7 PM
WORKSHOP FOR PARENTS AND SCHOOLS: How to develop your child's problem solving skills, the most important skills of the future
In order to help children understand the world around them, parents adn schools need to introduce problem solving from an early age. This workshop will show them how to do this.
Saturday, December 12, 2020, 6 PM
A WORKSHOP FOR EVERYONE: Should we leave investment funds to fifth-graders?
Vladislav Radak, the creator of the 4th Brainfinity problem where students tested their knowledge of the stock exchange and their financial literacy, will give a lecture in which he will explain whether we should allow young minds to manage serious projects such as investment funds.
Saturday, December 12, 2020, 7 PM
WORKSHOP FOR TEACHERS, PARENTS AND STUDENTS: Guesstimate questions – questions in interviews for the best-paid jobs
A job interview is one of the most stressful events in our lives. But with this workshop, job interviews will never be the same because we learn from the best. Find out what candidates can expect in interviews for the best-paid jobs.
Sunday, December 13, 2020, 6 PM
WORKSHOP FOR TEACHERS: "We’re learning from old masters: Problem solving as training for life and learning – Pólya György"
Aleksandra Rosić from the Information Technology School (ITS) will talk about the modern application of the principles created by problem solving pioneer Pólya György.
Sunday, December 13, 2020, 7 PM
WORKSHOP FOR ALL: Q&A – You ask, Brainfinity answers
After each lecture, Brainfinity participants can send their questions to email@example.com and the lecturers will reply in the final workshop of Brainfinity week.
A skill of the future that brings instant results
According to the World Economic Forum, problem solving is one of the most important skills of the 21st century. The simplest definition of problem solving would be: “the ability to find a solution using all available information “.
Problem solving entails solving real-life problems using intelligence and creativity.
Other about Brainfinity
Why is Brainfinity so praised and widely accepted?
“It gives me great pleasure that my team participated in Brainfinity, a competition that promotes STEAM subjects and problem-based thinking, allowing them to prepare themselves for labor market challenges.”
Sanja Ječmenica, teacher
“This is a great experience where we learned how to efficiently and quickly solve problems in a team, which is really important for my future calling.”
Vojin Prokopijević, student
“This competition is great because it combines mathematics and reality. I particularly like its interdisciplinary nature. Brainfinity teaches you how to solve a problem that’s not just physics or just the Serbian language, but matemastrohemogeolinguistics”
Nemanja Đorđević, Brainfinity 2020 jury member
“The students learn about problem-solving and teamwork through real-life tasks. As a teacher, I learned a lot at Brainfinity through the use of modern digital technologies in education. It’s dynamic, interesting and unique”
Aleksandra Živković Gavrić, teacher
“Problem-solving is very important for our children. It is a great challenge for the students and teachers alike. Brainfinity requires you to think and apply new skills. We’re expecting more interesting tasks in the future”
Tanja Olear Gojić, teacher