Maths and Numerical Skills

The information on this page is designed to complement the support and advice of Academic Schools and Departments. Please follow your department's guidelines and only use the materials offered here to supplement these.

Some of the materials below address using statistics: do also look at the advice in  Dissertations and Projects in the section Methodology Issues.  Moodle modules may also be available to UoN students.

Note: these resources are listed in alphabetical order.

 student studying maths




Links to Study Resources for Maths and Numerical Skills
Resource TitleDescription of ResourceSource

BBC Skillswise - Maths

Includes working with whole numbers (e.g. multiplication negative numbers, and ratios), and working with decimals, fractions and percentages, and using data (e.g. averages, graphs and probability)



Dancing statistics

This playlist contains four short films demonstrating different statistical concepts through dance. The concepts are: correlation, variance, frequency distributions, sampling and standard error

British Psychological Society Media Centre on YouTube

Exploring data: Graphs and numerical summaries

Open access module covering ways of representing data graphically and of summarising data numerically, including how to use pie charts, bar charts, histograms and scatterplots.

Learning Space, Open University 


Off-shoot resource of HyperPhysics - concept maps showing application of maths skills

Georgia State University

Online and printable multimedia resources on maths skills, inc. topics (e.g. algebra) and subject areas (e.g. engineering)

Various institutions, funded by JISC


Worked examples and guidance for algebra, calculus, complex numbers, drug calculations for nurses, geometry, kinematics, numeracy, statistics, trigonometry and vectors.

University of Leeds


Free photocopiable graph and line paper

Free website


Matlab is a comprehensive package for performing numerical computations in a wide range of areas and has extensive image analysis and graphical display capabilities. Login via UoN Applications.

Mathworks / University of Nottingham 

Numbers for Nurses

Multimedia resources on division and fractions (inc. videos, demonstrations and exercises)

University of Nottingham

Statistics Glossary

Glossary of statistical terms and processes


Statistics - an intuitive introduction

Covers the basic concepts underlying statistical methods, and quantitative methods more generally; putting concepts into practice; working with data and displaying their properties effectively (tables and graphs); and choosing the right techniques to use

University of Nottingham

Stats Tutor

Statistics support for students - provides case study videos and tutorials, 'teach yourself' handouts, tests and quizzes, alongside facts and formulae leaflets from the Higher Education Academy MSOR Subject Centre

Loughborough University, Coventry University, the sigma network, 

Royal Statistical Society's Centre for Statistical Education, and others