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John Kennedy

Mr Kennedy has been at Brillantmont for several years. He teaches all levels of Maths in Brillantmont and is also Maths Coordinator. He is also the Adult Advisor in Chaplin House and very much involved in school life.

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Robots at the ready as Brillantmont’s coding lessons come to life!

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As you may already be aware, some of our Grade 8 and 9 pupils have been working extremely hard this year on building robots and creating games. We are very proud to unveil the results of our coding and programming classes for the first time.

In collaboration with the TechSpark Academy, our students have been developing code that can power intelligent robotic life, and building snake-based games that can eat apples and navigate obstacles! Not only has this been a fun and highly engaging class, but the students have learned valuable skills which could prove very useful in their future careers.

 


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Applying our robotics skills during a recent workshop in Geneva

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As part of our ongoing robotics and programming course, Brillantmont’s Grade 8 students recently attended the UN's World Summit on the Information Society, held in the ITU building in Place de Nations. Here, our students were able to apply knowledge recently acquired in class,  as they learned all about the design and construction of robotic, prosthetic hands. 

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The robots are Coming! Coding comes to life at Brillantmont.

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In previous blogs, we’ve shared with your our excitement at the introduction of coding and robotics classes into our 8th and 9th Grade curricula.

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The Rise of The Robots - Robotics and Programming in Brillantmont

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Since September, our Grade 8 students have been putting together electronic components that are gradually turning into robots. Robotics and programming courses are part of Brillantmont International School core curriculum to develop connections between science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics - the STEAM fields

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An exciting new learning adventure: new STEAM courses added to the mathematics and technology curriculum at Brillantmont

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September 2018 saw the launch of our new coding classes in our mathematics and technology department. In partnership with TechSpark Academy and EPFL, all of our grade 8 and 9 students are now learning computer programming as part of their core Brillantmont curriculum. These courses have been met with great enthusiasm by our students. Brillantmont is the only school in Switzerland to make such a course a compulsory part of the learning programme. Isn’t that a fantastic opportunity?

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Geometry week at Brillantmont.

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"A while ago, we shared our preparations for Geometry Week at Brillantmont International School. It's in full swing and the students continue to be engaged in interesting and exciting new ways of connecting maths to the world around us.  All this week students at Brillantmont are improving their geometry skills and getting to grips with abstract concepts. Every year our mathematics department joins forces with a different department and asks students to consider the links between subjects. This year we are connecting the dots between mathematics and art. Students have been learning about geometry and creating designs using abstract compositions and impossible shapes.

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Multi-faceted Maths at Brillantmont.

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We're always thinking cross-curricular at Brillantmont and trying to find ways to engage the students in Maths by thinking creatively. We are currently in the throes of the "Splat competition", which is a regular annual event for which students can win a prize by completing as much of the booklet as possible. The Brillantmont Splat Challenge 2018

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BM students' world success in maths

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Brillantmont teachers are always using different resources in order to fully engage and stimulate their students. In the Maths Department, some classes are signed up to the online iMaths and my iMaths platform. Through a variety of activities, games and quizzes, students can extend and reinforce their maths skills, consolidating their in-class knowledge. Their teachers can even set and mark homework through it. Students receive clearly explained feedback on their results, helping them and the teacher evaluate areas of strength and areas which need further work.

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