Sorry but this form will not work without cookies enabled. Please adjust your browser settings to enable cookies to continue. For more information on how to do this please see our.

  • Mega nav 1

  • Our school is a caring and multicultural environment.

    With students from over 50 nationalities, our school values respect and integrity. Our children excel socially, personally and academically.

    Our School - British International School Ho Chi Minh City

  • Admission Season for Academic Year 2020-2021

    Join our vibrant school community. Talk to us now about enrolling your child.

    Welcome Students

  • We develop individual talents and strengths.

    Learning to learn and developing study skills to make our students lifelong learners is a key focus as BIS HCMC.

    Learning at the British International School HCMC

  • We focus on the all-round development of every child.

    Our students confidently and independently prepare for life as global citizens.

    Our Students 2

  • Our teachers are dedicated, skilled and inspirational.

    Behind every success is a great teacher. At BIS HCMC our teachers believe in every student and have the skills and commitment to guide them towards their dreams.

    Primary Teacher at BIS HCMC

  • Ask us any question

    We have a friendly and dedicated team waiting to hear from you.

    Ask a Question 1

  • Experience what we do best!

    Our repertoire of activities and events is reflective of our vibrant school culture.

    Child with giant green magnifiying glass

Programming Bee-Bots to develop mathematical vocabulary and problem-solving skills

The meaningful integration of technology in the classroom can increase engagement, opportunities for problem-solving and pupil enjoyment. 

  • Beebots 6
  • Beebots 5
  • Beebots 4
  • Beebots 3
  • Beebots 2
  • Beebots 1

Over the last fortnight, nearly 200 students in Year Two have utilized Bee-Bots to develop directionality, sequencing, estimation, problem-solving as well as to have fun. Bee-Bots not only serve as an entry mechanism for more complex robotics but used correctly, can be a versatile tool for teachers wanting to creatively teach classroom content. 

It has been a fortnight of collaboration and productive struggle where the children have been challenged to think outside the box. Initially, the children began by familiarising themselves with how to program the Bee-Bots. The simplicity of the programming ensures that the children are not developing programming skills in isolation but through the exploration of mathematical concepts. The children worked collaboratively to complete the following tasks:

  • Moving a Bee-Bot successfully around a variety of mazes both forwards and backwards
  • Creating a line maze for Bee-Bots in groups
  • Completing other groups’ line mazes

All tasks were set within specific parameters which meant the children had to persevere and work together to be successful in each challenge. The challenges also required a variety of different skills which ensured that there were high levels of engagement from all students. Undoubtedly, it was a highly educational and enjoyable experience for all involved.

Ms Lauren Ryan, Year Two Teacher

Learn more:

MIT Our new approach to STEAM link image

Our Approach To STEAM

See more