# Mathematics Skills

## Success in Maths at USQ

### Success in Maths for Statistics

Statistics require a basic knowledge of arithmetic, algebra and graphing.

Current students can complete an online readiness testing in mathematics (**UConnect username and password required**) to self assess knowledge and help to decide the level of support required in these areas. It should take about half an hour to complete.

The **refreshment materials** provide a review of basic math's skills with full worked examples and activities (with answers).

Success in Maths for Statistics online workshops include topics of formulas, arithmetic, calculator, graphing and basic statistics.

**Module 1: Arithmetic**

This 16 minute video includes information on:

- useful keys on the calculator
- order of operations
- calculating percentages.

**Module 2: Algebra**

This 19 minute video includes:

- use of mathematical formulae
- rearranging and solving equations
- develop and solve equations relating to practical situations.

**Module 3: Graphing**

This 19 minute video includes:

- representing relationships as graphs
- drawing graphs
- the linear function
- applications of graphs in statistics
- demonstration with the SPSS package.

You can also get help Mastering your calculator – free, easy to follow online booklets on a range of scientific calculators.