Primary In-school Workshops

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.

Out Of The Box Workshops

YEAR 3 to YEAR  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.
  • Most schools choose to run two or three Workshops in one day. (Full or part day bookings available.)
  • Inquisitive Minds supply three 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.
  • Creative Building and Engineering session available to students participating in a full day OOTB Workshop.

Expression of Interest

Fill in the form below to request a day of Inquisitive Minds PPPP Workshops in your school.

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.

What they are saying...

“Both our students and teachers found the Inquisitive Minds experience to be wonderful. Students were highly engaged in the problems and investigations and activities catered to all ability levels.” 
- Samantha Gooch
Kambala School
“The most amazing Maths incursion I've ever attended! Great fun and engagement for all students regardless of ability. True differentiation in action, with great ideas to inspire better classroom practise. Thankyou!!”
- Ellen Payne
Canley Heights Public School
"Every one of our Year 3 - 6 students were fully engaged for the entire workshop and many were asking when you'll be back! The best Mathematics professional learning we've had in a long time. Thankyou."
- Kristen Westcott
Ingleburn Public School
"The children, all ability levels were so engaged. They were out of their seats dancing and shouting with excitement. Thank you."
- Anne Ward
St John’s Junior School - Armidale
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