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Working Mathematically

Working Mathematically

Discover how to think logically about your results with a series of hands-on experiments

An integrated hands-on workshop designed to demonstrate practical applications of mathematics in science!

Determine wind speed. How high is that building? Can you work out the number of animals in the bushland? Bend and bounce light using prisms and mirrors…+ many others!

Students perform investigations in density, buoyancy, ecological sampling, the weather and reflected light angles. The focus of the workshop is to demonstrate that mathematics is a tool, rather than just to provide correct or incorrect answers. As such the answers need to be evaluated carefully against how the experiment is designed. Mathematical concepts cover algebraic techniques, measurement, integers, fractions, number patterns, angles and geometric figures.

This primary STEM workshop visit is ideal for gifted and talented students or for those teachers wanting to extend their next maths class.

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Online Class Version

We’ve run live interactive distance programs since 2010 and are highly experienced in making online classes engaging for students on a variety of web conferencing platforms.

  • All of the same curriculum points will be covered, but the activities may vary from those listed for face-to-face incursions.
  • Our online classes include demonstrations, Q&A, and hands-on activities (you will receive a materials list upon booking).
  • Full child protections are in place
  • We usually connect to classes & homes via Zoom, however if you wish to use a different software we can work with you on getting the connection live.

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Australian ACARA Content Outcomes:

Solve problems involving multiplication of large numbers by one- or two-digit numbers using efficient mental, written strategies and appropriate digital technologies (ACMNA100).

Solve problems involving division by a one digit number, including those that result in a remainder (ACMNA101).

Choose appropriate units of measurement for length, area, volume, capacity and mass (ACMMG108).

Pose questions and collect categorical or numerical data by observation or survey (ACMSP118).

Construct displays, including column graphs, dot plots and tables, appropriate for data type, with and without the use of digital technologies (ACMSP119).

Describe and interpret different data sets in context (ACMSP120).

Investigate everyday situations that use integers. Locate and represent these numbers on a number line (ACMNA124).

Convert between common metric units of length, mass and capacity (ACMMG136).

Australian National Curriculum Mapping for all our science workshops & shows

NSW Science & Technology Syllabus Content
A student

describes how contact and non-contact forces affect an object’s motion

questions, plans and conducts scientific investigations, collects and summarises data and communicates using scientific representations

selects and uses materials, tools and equipment to develop solutions for a need or opportunity

defines problems, describes and follows algorithms to develop solutions

investigates the effects of increasing or decreasing the strength of a specific contact or non-contact force

plans and conducts scientific investigations to answer testable questions, and collects and summarises data to communicate conclusions

plans and uses materials, tools and equipment to develop solutions for a need or opportunity

defines problems, and designs, modifies and follows algorithms to develop solutions

NSW Mathematics Syllabus Content
A student:

describes and represents mathematical situations in a variety of ways using mathematical terminology and some conventions (MA3-1WM).

selects and applies appropriate problem-solving strategies, including the use of digital technologies, in undertaking investigations (MA3-2WM).

gives a valid reason for supporting one possible solution over another (MA3-3WM).

selects and applies appropriate strategies for multiplication and division, and applies the order of operations to calculations involving more than one operation (MA3-6NA).

selects and uses the appropriate unit and device to measure lengths and distances, calculates perimeters, and converts between units of length (MA3-9MG).

selects and uses the appropriate unit to calculate areas, including areas of squares, rectangles and triangles (MA3-10MG).

selects and uses the appropriate unit to estimate, measure and calculate volumes and capacities, and converts between units of capacity (MA3-11MG).

selects and uses the appropriate unit and device to measure the masses of objects, and converts between units of mass (MA3-12MG).

NSW K – 10 Science Syllabus mapping for all our incursions

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School Testimonials


Bowral Public School

High level of kinaesthetic activities that were extremely engaging. Activities related to real life experiences and had lots of variety. Well prepared and friendly presenter.

Malek Fahd Islamic School

The students were engaged throughout the entire performance. The experiments all related well to the programme topic and this added valuable knowledge and understanding to our weather studies at school. A high interest programme of great value to the children's learning experiences...the children really enjoyed your programmes and we will definitely recommend your company to other classes in our school.

Science Show Demonstrations


Determine the height of your building using trigonometry


Identical volumes can have very different masses.

Eulers Disc

Investigate variance of data using this spinning disc.


Chemical reaction rates change with reactant concentrations.

The Crusher

Is there a pattern to what weight cylinders can hold?

Koala Capture

Determine the population of koalas using random samples.

that dino!

Use trigonometry and shadows to determine the height of a dinosaur!

Rays of Light

Measure light beam angles using Hodson Light Boxes™ and protractors.

See Saw

Vary the masses and distance from the fulcrum. Graph and explain...


Test your spatial ability, how many shapes can you make?


Can you release yourself from the rope trap?


Examine symmetry using Georeflectors™.


A proportionality problem… good luck!

Windy Days

Calculate wind speed using an anemometer.

Density detective using scales


Appropriate for Years 3 to 6 with a maximum of 30 students per workshop

12 tables arranged around the edge of the room, required 3 power outlets

Chairs are not required

Duration 90 minutes, set up time 45 minutes and pack up time 45 minutes

We can also run this as a full-day program

For us to provide the best possible learning experience, the materials used during the presentation may be varied to suit the conditions and the audience. Please chat with our presenter if there is a particular focus that you’d like us to cover.

During Social Distancing – Contact us
and we’ll tailor a program to suit both your school and the State’s social distancing requirements. Further details here

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Go further – Complete Units of Work to support your teaching!

Hours of High-Quality videos, printable experiments, quizzes, vocabulary lists,
Scope & sequences, cross-curricular teaching ideas,  marking rubrics & more
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$495 GST Free for a 60-minute workshop or $540 GST Free for a 90-minute workshop.

Full day extension class with one class is $1290 GST Free.

Available as an online class anywhere in the world.
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In a regional area? Find out how we can attend your school as part of a country science tour!

Call 1300 856 828, or click below to make a booking for your primary school.

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