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.

Basic statistics

Download the workshop presentation slides (PDF, 7131 KB) from the Basic Statistics Short Course. Alternatively, you can access resources based on particular topics:

Self-help tutorials are available by logging on to LinkedIn Learning https://www.jcu.edu.au/library/learn/linkedinlearning using your JC number and password.

Helpful statistics tutorials are suggested here:

Maths refreshers

Maths modules

Discipline specific maths

Problem solving resources

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)