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Secondary Workshops

Inquisitive Minds’ Secondary Workshops challenge and extend students of all mathematical abilities, teaching them new skills and enhancing their ability to solve problems.

Primary Workshops

Stage 2 and 3 students experience quality, fun hands-on Maths lessons and competitions which build a passion for Maths and Problem Solving. 

As an added bonus, teachers receive on-the-job professional learning at the same time!


Students can now experience the fun of Inquisitive Minds throughout the year with resources to use at school or at home.


Inquisitive Minds is the brain-child of Debbie Smith, a skilled secondary Mathematics teacher. She shares her ideas and experience through professional learning sessions.

Providing Positive Mathematical Experiences

Inquisitive Minds is a Sydney based educational business, founded and run by Debbie Smith, a Secondary Mathematics teacher with over twenty years of childhood education experience in schools.

Inquisitive Minds partners with MANSW (The Mathematical Association of NSW) to challenge both Primary and Secondary school students via workshops which incorporate hands-on lessons, activities and competitions.

All of our innovative workshops are designed to improve your students’ attitude and performance in Maths.



“Great workshop – well structured, student centred, critical thinking processes. Thanks.” - Michelle Slee     
"The children, all ability levels were so engaged. They were out of their seats dancing and shouting with excitement. Thank you."   - Anne Ward 
"Just brilliant! The students were buzzing with ideas and completely engaged."   - Liane Nixon 
“Fantastic organisation and orchestration. Kids engaged and competitive.” - Marianne Degning
“A vibrant and exciting problem solving morning. All students active and engaged for 3 hours. Great for all levels of ability.” - Phil Rigby
“You made Maths come alive for students who usually detest Maths. You held them captive for 300 minutes. Well done!!” - Patricia Allum
"Fantastic, I have never seen kids so engaged and eager to learn."   - Andrew Campbell
"Our students created memories of challenge, laughter and good times." - Mark Liddell

Latest Blogs

2020 - A New Way

2020 has taken a whole different direction to what we had anticipated!

2017 In Summary ....

During 2017, close to 12000 students from 140 schools will have participated in an Inquisitive Minds Workshop.

Where we've been

This blog is a list of the schools we’ve worked with in 2016 and 2017. 

We are so grateful!!

Fast Finishers in 2017

Inquisitive Minds present hundreds of workshops to thousands of students each year and there have only been a handful of students who have ever managed to finish all of the questions on offer.