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Maths and Stats Workshop Descriptions

Maths and stats workshop descriptions

Maths and stats Weeks 1-9

Week 1

Tips for studying maths/stats at uni
Get set for a successful semester of maths/stats study - Get the most out of lectures and tutes and prepare for your first assignments with these tips and strategies. We will also talk about the way learning maths differs from other subjects to set you up for a successful semester. Recommended for anyone studying maths or stats units. Time and venue: Thursday 1 August, 12-1pm, Room 2204, Level 2, Student Central.

Week 2

Avoiding common algebra mistakes
Don't let little slips ruin your work! This session presents common algebraic mistakes and misconceptions and shows you how to detect and avoid them. Become mathematically independent by better understanding how rules work. Recommended for MATH1721, MATH1722, MATH1011, ECON1111, STAT1520 and anyone using algebra. Time and venue: Tuesday 6 August, 1-2pm, Room 2203, Level 2, Student Central.

Week 3

Descriptive statistics
Learn about summarising and comparing data sets - A guide to some of the skills needed for summarising, examining and comparing data sets. Topics include types of data, visual representation, measures of centre and spread, linear transformations, z-scores. Recommended for anyone studying an introductory stats unit. Time and venue: Tuesday 13 August, 1-2pm, Room 2203, Level 2, Student Central.

Week 4

Descriptive statistics (repeat workshop)
Learn about summarising and comparing data sets - A guide to some of the skills needed for summarising, examining and comparing data sets. Topics include types of data, visual representation, measures of centre and spread, linear transformations, z-scores. Recommended for anyone studying an introductory stats unit. Time and venue: Thursday 22 August, 12-1pm, Room 2204, Level 2, Student Central.

Week 5

Maths for Science students
Learn more about the numeracy skills you need to use - This workshop discusses some of the mathematical techniques you will find useful in your scientific studies. Topics include fractions, decimals, percentages, rates, logarithms, Scientific Notation, the SI Unit System and calculator use. Recommended for anyone studying a Science unit, especially if you find the numeracy aspects challenging. Time and venue: Thursday 27 August, 1-2pm, Room 2203, Level 2, Student Central.

Week 6

Using Excel for Statistics
Use the power of Excel to explore and analyse your data - Microsoft Excel can be used to create data summaries (numerical and visual) and perform basic statistical analysis. In this session we will look at Excel formulas, graphs and inbuilt features that will enable you to explore and analyse your data. Recommended for anyone wishing to learn more about applying basic statistical methods in Excel. Time and venue: Tuesday 3 September, 1-2pm, Room 2203, Level 2, Student Central.

Week 8

Fundamentals of inferential statistics
Find out how hypothesis tests work - Inference (or hypothesis testing) is a widely used technique for assessing evidence from data so it gets covered in most introductory statistics or data analysis units. The good news is that all statistical tests follow the same underlying structure. In this workshop we explore this structure in a simple setting and demonstrate how it applies to some common statistical tests. Recommended for anyone studying an introductory stats unit. Time and venue: Tuesday 17 September, 1-2pm, Room 2203, Level 2, Student Central.


Maths and stats Week 10

Fundamentals of confidence intervals
Use confidence intervals with, well, confidence! Confidence intervals are widely used to describe the accuracy of estimates so they are covered in most introductory statistics or data analysis units. The good news is that all statistical Confidence Intervals follow the same underlying structure. In this workshop we explore this structure in a simple setting. Recommended for anyone studying an introductory stats unit. Time and venue: Tuesday 8 October, 1-2pm, Room 2203, Level 2, Student Central.

Maths and stats Week 12

Prepare for your maths/stats exam
Get some tips before the pre-exam study break - You have successfully sat maths exams before but it's nice to know how they work at UWA. This session provides some study suggestions for the lead up to exams and explains how maths study differs from other areas. Specific tips are provided for common Level 1 MATH and STAT units before we discuss how to get the best out of yourself on exam day. Recommended for anyone sitting maths and/or stats exams (especially if it is your first one at UWA). Time and venue: Tuesday 22 October, 1-2pm, Room 2203, with repeat workshop Thursday 24 October, 12-1pm, Room 2204, Level 2, Student Central.