Maths, Stats and Numeracy

Maths and Statistics Support

If you are experiencing a 'mental block' with a particular mathematics or statistics problem, or if you require more regular support, then please feel free to visit. We offer one-to-one tuition, as well as targeted support to small groups*.

> Bring relevant examples and textbooks of the areas you need support in
> All support is confidential


Summer 2014 opening times (up to week ending Sunday 14th September, 2014):
   
 Maths Support -
 
Call 0151 231 4518 for
 further information
 Day

Time

 Location

 Wednesday

14:00 - 17:00

 Avril Robarts Library - 
 Ground Floor
 Thursday

12:00 - 15:00

 Avril Robarts Library - Ground Floor
 
FROM 25th September

 Friday

12:00 - 14:00

 Avril Robarts Library - Ground Floor
 CLOSED 22nd August

 
 Statistics Support -
 
including SPSS and NVivo
 Call 0151 231 3341
 Day

 Time

 Location
 Tuesday

12:00-15:00
(2-5pm on 26/08/14)

 Aldham Robarts Library -
 Seminar Room 3 Lower Ground Floor
 Thursday

14:00-17:00

 Aldham Robarts Library -
 Seminar Room 3 Lower Ground Floor
 Friday

12:00-15:00

 Aldham Robarts Library -
 Seminar Room 3 Lower Ground Floor
 CLOSED 22nd and 29th August

All students are welcome to 'drop in' during these times with any maths or numeracy related query.
Call 0151 231 3048 or email studyguidance@ljmu.ac.uk for further information.

PLEASE NOTE: Updates regarding opening hours will be posted here. You should check this page or sign up to our twitter feed.


*Resources permitting

Further Support

Blackboard - Community site: 'Maths Support Resource' inluding HELM and many more resources
Log in to Blackboard > select 'Communities' tab > select 'ID' from drop down 'Organisation' box > enter 'BBTMATHS'
HELM and other resources can be accessed by selecting the 'Resources' link.

Nursing Students - as well as materials within Blackboard, there is also online numeracy support available.
The University of the West of England's 'Numeracy Skills' site offers guidance and tests in a range of skills:
http://learntech.uwe.ac.uk/numeracy/Default.aspx?pageid=1788


Further maths and numeracy support is also available from Key Skills online , and a number of web sites. 

The sites listed below deal with mathematical topics at all levels. If you find the material on one site too basic then try another.
Image of Calculator and Pen
These BBC sites offer advice on a range of maths topics:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/maths/ 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/numbers/wholenumbers/

The following two sites tackle a wider range of topics in greater depth:
http://mathcentre.ac.uk/
http://www.mathleague.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=64&Itemid=67

Statistics, SPSS and Data Analysis  

A range of online advice is available from:
http://statstutor.ac.uk/

We offer SPSS support classes.  Please consult the main workshop schedule to check for the next session.

You can find further advice and guidance about SPSS from our Blackboard site:
select the 'Communities' tab
type 'BBTSSV01' into the 'Organisation Search' box
press the return key, then select Organisation ID and press the return key again
You will find the guides in the 'Maths, Stats and Numeracy' area


You can download the latest version of SPSS on to a home (non-JMU networked) computer. Instructions available here: 
https://www.ljmu.ac.uk/ITHelp/software/secured/homeuse/index.htm

Programming support
We also offer small group (maximum four students) sessions in programming support. These sessions cover basic programming concepts such as code syntax, code structure, programming standards, program logic and debugging. The sessions are intended to be generic rather than programming language specific, although application to some specific programming languages can be covered by prior arrangement.   

* Staff and resources permitting.



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