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Inquisitive Minds Workshops provide a time and cost effective way for schools to provide quality, fun maths activities for their students.

All Workshops are designed and coordinated by Debbie Smith, a qualified and experienced specialist Mathematics teacher and presented in partnership with MANSW (The Mathematical Association of NSW).

 

 

 

 

Out Of The Box Workshops

Years 3 - 6

Experience Maths as you have never seen it before....

 

Students will:

Engage with maths activities and brain teasers which demonstrate the value of approaching problems strategically.

Learn a range of problem solving strategies in an interactive mini-lesson.

Select and apply appropriate problem solving strategies as they participate in a hands-on Maths Relay.

 

Inquisitive Minds will:

Demonstrate the need to read and interpret problems before attempting to solve them.

Model a range of problem solving strategies.

Reinforce the need to double check answers.

 

Teachers will experience on the job professional learning in the following areas:

Cooperative Learning

Working Mathematically

Fun, Worthwhile, Engaging Maths!!

 

  • There are two different workshops for Stage 2 and two different Workshops for Stage 3 - enabling students to participate in a unique Workshop each year from 3 to 6!
  • Stage 2 focus: Logical reasoning and Newman's Error Analysis.
  • Stage 2 alternate year focus: Drawing Diagrams, Making Models, Literacy of Maths.
  • Stage 3 focus: Newman's Error Analysis, Logical Reasoning and Working Backwards.
  • Stage 3 alternate year focus: Look for a Pattern and Draw a Diagram.
  • The ideal Workshop size is 60 to 90 students.
  • The timing of Workshops will be adjusted to the needs of your school.
  • Schools may choose to run one, two or three Workshops in one day. (Full or part day bookings available.)
  • Inquisitive Minds supply four team members to coordinate Primary Workshops.
  • Schools are required to provide extra teachers and parent helpers to ensure that students receive as much attention as possible throughout the Workshop.
  • After school Professional Learning available to schools who run a full day booking.
  • Minds in Motion session available to students participating in a full day OOTB Workshop.

Expression of Interest - Request an In-School Workshop (OOTB)


 

Fill in the form below to request a day of Out of the Box Workshops in your school.

When you book us for the day, we are able to run one, two or three part day workshops. Each workshop will cater for up to 90 students.

When we receive your form we will contact you to finalise dates and discuss other organisational details with you.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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