External Mathematics and Statistics Resources
Mathcentre has their maths and statistics topics sorted by subject area so it is easier for you to find resources for your own field. These resources include videos, teach yourself worksheets and quick reference review sheets.
The Khan Academy covers a range of topics in Mathematics and Statistics from simple concepts up to University level analysis. Their interactive website hosts these topics through videos, worked examples and practice questions.
Maths is Fun
Maths is fun has a range of pages and quizzes covering various maths and statistics topics and an excellent online mathematics dictionary. If English is your second language or you are less familiar with mathematical vocabulary, this is well worth a look!
OpenLearn is a bank of free short courses available from the Open University. They cover all different topics and fields and for maths and statistics we recommend the following courses:
- Succeed with Maths: Part 1
- Succeed with Maths: Part 2
- Exploring Data: Graphs and Numerical Summaries
- Using Numbers and Handling Data
This is the BBC website for adult learners who want to brush up on their maths skills! The topics are broken down into short courses with downloadable practice workshops.
If you haven’t done maths in a while or just need a review of some topics for your studies, check these resources out!
For those specifically looking for calculus and algebra, these resources are really helpful!
With a range of worksheets with detailed explanations and practice questions, Mathtutor covers many of the algebra and calculus topics starting from the beginning concepts like logarithms and substitution up to applications of integration.
Paul’s Online Maths Notes
This site has very clearly explained and downloadable notes for topics across calculus up to university level. There are plenty of worked examples and practice questions with detailed explanations of how to reach the answer.
Many students reach a point in their studies where they may need to analyse some data and these statistical resources can be really useful!
This is linked with Mathstutor and offers worksheets, video and practice questions on various statistical analysis including the different tests you can use and how to apply them. They also have a really helpful guide for getting started on statistics when you are doing research!
Statistics How to
This site has some very clear, detailed explanations on different aspects of statistics with worked examples and references to textbooks and videos for further study.
It’s very common to use software when doing maths and stats, please find below a few of the different types and resources for these.
This is the official Microsoft Support site for Excel that covers some of the different things you can do in Excel including rows and columns, formulas and functions, tables, charts and pivot tables.
Some practical tips for using Excel and tips for creating an Excel file that can be easily moved to a statistical program for analysis by UCLA Statistical Consulting.
IT Training at Oxford Brookes have produced an SPSS self-paced course of 4 Parts: Introductory, Exploring your Data and initial statistical analysis, statistical analysis, surveys and survey analysis. Additional resources include YouTube videos and one-to-one support (for those who have done SPSS part 1 introductory).
This is an OpenLearn course from the Open University that is specifically designed to help you get started with SPSS.
Latex is like Microsoft Word, but for typing mathematics and formulae and is commonly used in scientific fields. Getting started with it can take a little time, but once you have a grasp of how it works, it makes typing up maths so easy! The resource below can help you get started and has script for many of the different functions and options available in Latex.
MATLAB is a programming language specifically created for mathematicians, engineers and scientists to design and analyse systems. One of the biggest benefits of MATLAB is that it allows the use of large scale matrices in calculations.