Maths and Statistics

Refresh and improve your maths skills!

The following resources contain easy-to-understand explanatory notes, worked examples and exercises for each topic.

Many word problems in science, engineering, maths, business and health require numerical calculations to solve.  You will apply your understanding of your discipline to tackle the problem, but you may also need to apply some mathematical skills to find the solution. Developing a strategy for approaching problems may help overcome the ‘Where do I start?’ hurdle. Two suggested approaches are given below.

The problem-solving template will help you dissect the question and clarify a path to finding the answer, particularly for non-routine (abstract or subjective) questions.

Problem Solving Template (DOCX, 44 KB)

The checklist approach will help ensure accuracy 100% of the time for more routine problems.

Qualitative Problems Checklist (PDF, 195 KB)