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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 course resources

Materials given out in the associated training sessions that you can download and use for practice if you are unable to attend one of the training courses. They cover the following areas:


  • First Steps with Excel 2016
  • Moving on with Excel 2016
  • Advanced Excel 2016
  • Data Dashboards using Excel 2016
  • Advanced Pivot Tables in Excel 2016
  • Writing Macros and Programs using VBA in Excel 2016
  • Simple Statistics usuing Excel


  • Preparing Data for SPSS using Excel
  • First Steps with SPSS
  • Moving on with SPSS

Introduction to R

Introduction to using Python for Statistics

Inroduction to LaTeX

For course information and to book places: digital skills and quantitative methods workshops

Introduction to using Python

Rice University’s Introduction to Python course

Automate the Boring stuff The book and eBook is also available in the library

FutureLearn “Learn to Code for Data Analysis” for statistics


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 (post-16)

Downloadable factsheets, worksheets and quizzes covering a range of topics including algebra, logs, differentiation, probability and statistics.

BBC Bitesize Maths (GCSE)

Developed for GCSE level study, a range of resources and exercises for those needing a basic introduction to algebra, geometry and measures, numbers, statistics and probability, calculus and functional maths.

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