Whether mathematics is seen as a body of knowledge, a system of abstract ideas or a tool, it is present everywhere: obviously for science or computer science, less visible in other fields such as graphic design, architecture or music…
At Florimont, we seek to develop logical and creative thinking in problem solving while working on reasoning and abstraction skills as well as the ability to communicate and argue rigorously.
All this without forgetting to teach the historical, international and universal dimension of mathematics. Each student thus develops their ability to pose and solve a problem, calculate and quantify, describe, analyze and model, conjecture, argue and demonstrate. The learning of mathematics then becomes a valuable aid to better apprehend natural phenomena and to understand our society whose evolution, in particular digital, is more and more rapid.
Optional practical work and activities
Through the study of mathematics, the student develops the ability to pose and solve a problem, calculate and quantify, describe, analyze and model, conjecture, argue and demonstrate.
At Florimont, practical work in mathematics aims to:
– develop logical and creative problem-solving,
– develop the abilities of reasoning and abstraction,
– learn to communicate and present an argument with rigor,
– understand the historical, international and universal dimensions of mathematics.
This option addresses aspects of mathematics and the physical sciences that are not included in the official programmes and allows pupils to broaden their scientific knowledge and skills.
Club coding and robots
This activity for pupils in the primary school and the cycle is designed to develop their problem-solving skills and is also a preparation for the mathematics competition Kangourou organised by the French Ministry of Education.
ATHÉNA Project: The University of Geneva (UNIGE)
Pupils in the 1st grade and Terminale who show a particular aptitude for science can take part in the Athèna project organised by the University of Geneva.
This project offers pupils the opportunity of following a course at university for one term, supported by a personal tutor, with the award of ECTS credits if successful.