Maths and statistics

An understanding of maths is needed in many areas of study. Find tips, techniques and links to websites that will help improve your maths skills.

Studying maths and statistics

A good understanding of maths is needed for many areas of study, such as agriculture, business, economics, information technology, engineering, psychology, pharmacy or plumbing. This means some of your courses may include some maths and/or stats, even though it is not mentioned in the course name or descriptor.

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Improving your algebra

Algebra is a type of maths that uses letters and symbols to represent numbers and unknown qualities and solve problems.

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Dealing with maths anxiety

If you feel anxious when you have to do maths, you’re not alone - maths anxiety is quite a common complaint. Don’t let it stop you from studying maths; instead use the tips below to help you deal with your anxiety.

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Help with statistics

A lot of information around us is in the form of numerical data. For example, customer surveys, political polls, economic predictions, the Consumer Price Index, and health, education, housing and sports statistics.

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