RESOURCES FOR MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS
You will find the majority of the mathematics and statistics book collection at classmark 510-519 which include dictionaries of mathematics, calculus, teaching mathematics to others, statistical methods and SPSS manuals. In addition, at classmark CR 510 in the Curriculum Resources collection you can find teaching resources including primary and secondary maths workbooks. (Both classmarks are located on the second floor of Augustine House).
Use LibrarySearch to find books and e-books about mathematics and/or statistics and your subject area. For instance, you could try a search for ‘mathematics computing’ or ‘mathematics psychology’ or ‘statistics nursing’.
Remember to note down the classmark and check the different areas housing the 7-day loan and 4-week loans.
Remember also that books may be available as e-books as well as in print format and the details for these may appear separately in LibrarySearch.
We use the Dewey Decimal System to classify the books so it’s easier to find them (yes, really!). These are the main sections of the Dewey System:
As you can see, each number refers to a different subject area. In Augustine House, the lowest numbers are on the first floor and the highest numbers are on the third floor. Remember to check the different areas housing the 7-day loan (open shelves) and 4-week loans (moving shelves).
Citizen Maths: this free online course requires you to register to use the site. Its aim is to help you build your confidence in using maths in your work and life. Using practical problems set in real life/work contexts, you can learn about proportion, uncertainty, representation, pattern and measurement. The course can be studied in full (approx. 35 hours of your time) or you can dip in to relevant content to suit your needs. [Knowledge level: Level 2 GCSE standard].
mathcentre: an online support centre featuring a host of mathematics resources. Includes quick reference leaflets, video tutorials, teach yourself booklets, practice and revision booklets, online
test yourself diagnostics and exercises. The resources are from respected sources across the University sector, business and government organisations.[Knowledge level: Post-16].
MathWorld: an American-orientated free resource from Wolfram covering advanced mathematical topics. Access summaries for more than 300 mathematical terms which feature citations to books and journals for further reading. Includes links to online Integral and Derivative calculators. [Knowledge level: Post-16]
Maths E.G.: a database of practice questions and their answers spanning algebra, calculations for chemistry, calculations for health professionals, economics, mechanics, programming languages, statistics and vectors amongst others. [Knowledge level: A-level and Higher Education]
MyMaths: primarily a resource for primary and secondary mathematics support, including simple lessons with in-built interactive tasks. Useful for anyone wanting a refresher. [Knowledge level: Primary to A-level] Access via the Find Database link on LibrarySearch to see the username and password required.
Skillswise English and Maths for adults: a BBC produced site intended as practical, common-sense maths for adults. Explains topics using videos, factsheets and worksheets. Covers numbers, calculations, percent & fractions, measuring, shapes and graphs.[Knowledge level: based on the National Qualifications Framework – Entry 1, 2 and 3 and Level 1]
statstutor: an online support centre featuring a host of statistics resources. Includes case-study videos, facts and formulae leaflets, video tutorials, teach yourself booklets and tests/quizzes. The resources are from respected sources across the University sector, business and government organisations. [Knowledge level: Post-16]
Which Stats Test: part of the Sage Research Methods package (see below), this tool will help you to decide which statistical test is best suited to your task. The tool asks a series of questions about the number and type of variables you have and the type of comparison you are planning in order to determine your need. Links to explanatory content are included to help you understand terms like correlation, unmatched data and normal distribution. The test will recommend a statistical test for you.[Knowledge level: Higher Education]
Tools to help you study
Skills for Study: an interactive self-paced study skills resource to help you prepare for your first semester at university through to researching and writing your dissertation. Skills covered include making notes, how to avoid plagiarism in your work, critical thinking and improving your numeracy. Based on Stella Cottrell’s bestselling The Study Skills Handbook
Learning Skills Hub – advice about study skills, with some opportunities for self-paced learning.
Sage Research Methods: books, videos and information on all aspects of research including concepts, ethics, methodology, planning, design, data collection and analysis, writing and dissemination. Search by topic, discipline or content type.