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Studying Mathematics at Brillantmont: How recent lessons have been shaping our students’ knowledge

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The mathematics students at Brillantmont have been working extremely hard and producing excellent work. In particular, we are very excited to showcase our students’ efforts using a range of interactive software to visualise equations and processes.

Bringing this creative element into our mathematics lessons has really inspired our students, and the results have certainly been a sight to behold. From interactive diagrams to trigonometrical animation, our classes are combining mathematics with technology - and having a lot of fun along the way!



Mathematics coordinator John Kennedy says that when students are learning in this way, “they help each other understand new concepts quicker and learn from each other”. Take a look at some of the work we are doing, and discover why our mathematics students are so passionate about their chosen subject.


Grade 10 IGCSE
Grade 10 students have been using their knowledge of advanced mathematics to make fun and creative animated clips. This included snowboarders surfing on sine waves and cats eating trigonometrical pizza.


Grade 10 advanced mathematics at Brillantmont International School

Grade 11 and 12 Mathematics
We aim to make mathematics come alive at Brillantmont. In our advanced classes, students have been developing and demonstrating their understanding of mathematical concepts by using interactive software, visual proofs and computer programming.  By making cross curricular links and highlighting practical applications, our classes provide students with the abstract problem solving skills they need to study at a higher level.


Using mathematical software called Geogebra, they have created interactive diagrams which allow greater understanding between different areas of the subject.


Geometry and algebra - Brillantmont International School   Geometry and algebra at Brillantmont International School

In addition to working on these great projects, mathematics students are publishing their work on blogs, allowing them to share their findings and creations with the rest of the class. “Getting students to publish their work on a blog means that they feel confident sharing their work and are proud of what they've done,” says teacher Kennedy. “Doing things in a collaborative and interactive way while keeping things grounded in the real world can make a huge difference to how well our students understand new concepts and feel about the subject.”


Brillantmont International School graduates


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Founded in 1882, Brillantmont International School is one of the oldest boarding schools in Switzerland and is still owned and run by the founding family. The school welcomes boarding students and day students, aged 13-18 (Grades 8-12) from over 30 nationalities. Brillantmont students follow stimulating courses leading to internationally recognised examinations (British Checkpoint, IGCSE, A Level ; American High School Diploma, PSAT 8, PSAT 9, PSAT 10, SAT test, SAT subject test, IELTS). 
Small class sizes ensure that every student has close teacher attention and is constantly challenged. 

Students also enjoy the many extra-curricular activities available, which include Habitat for Humanity, Model United Nations, cooking club, events planning club, vocal club, rock band and numerous sports clubs such as rugby, volleyball, football, yoga, trampoline and many more.

If you would like to know more about our course content, or if you have any questions for our staff, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Call +41 21 310 0400 or email admissions@brillantmont.ch us at Brillantmont to speak to a member of the admissions team, and we will be happy to answer your questions.



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