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Durham University

Academic Skills Programme

Maths and Stats Resources

These include notes, video lectures and applets and are categorised according to topic. Clicking on a
link below will take you to a new page dedicated to that area of mathematics.



Foundations of Mathematics Series

Developed by the Foundation Centre, a series of booklets containing examples and questions for you to work through in your own time.

How to solve linear equations


Digital Skills

Durham courses and resources

To book places on scheduled and self-access courses and access resources. Please note, before you can access these courses and resources, it is essential you have set up your Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA). Please do this first: Once you have MFA in place you can access the courses and resources in Oracle Learning.


Free access to university level digital skills courses covering basic to advanced topics.

General Maths Resources


Mathcentre provides mathematics support materials, to students, lecturers and everyone looking for post-16 maths help. There are a variety of resources - self study guides; test yourself diagnostics and exercises; video tutorials; iPod and 3G mobile phone downloads; and case studies. Resources are available on-line, and may be printed or downloaded.


Online video tutorials, with diagnostics, summary text and exercises, on more than eighty topics. Designed to bridge the gap from school to university study.

BBC Bitesize Maths (primary - post-16)

Divided into 3 sections (primary (age 3-11), secondary (age 11-16) and post-16), a range of resources and exercises for those needing everything from a basic introduction to algebra, geometry and measures, numbers, statistics and probability, calculus and functional maths to higher level topics including algebra, logs, differentiation, probability and statistics and how to use maths in the workplace.

Preparing for Psychometric Tests

Often an integral part of the selection procedures used by employers, psychometric tests commonly test your numerical reasoning. The Careers Centre provide resources and practice examples to help you prepare.

Resources and practise tests