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.

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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.

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Module 4: Statistics

This 12 minute video includes:

  • organisation and display of data
  • the analysis of data
  • calculating summary statistics

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