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Mathematics Refresher Workshops

Which basic mathematical skills will you need to get started on your SLS degree?

These workshops provide you with the opportunity to refamiliarise yourself with some mathematical techniques you will have come across during your school studies, and possibly a couple that you didn't. Each week will cover a new topic. There is only one workshop each week, but it is repeated, so come along to any day. Some of the content will be available via this page, but coming along to a session will give you access to friendly face to face support, where you can ask as many questions as you like! See Moodle for more details.


Refresher 1: Equations - rearranging and deriving

Term 1. Week 2. 12th, 13th, 14th October. Monday (4-5), Tuesday (4-5), Wednesday(11-12)

Refresher 2: Standard units in biology

Term 1. Week 3. 19th, 20th, 21st October. Monday (4-5), Tuesday (4-5), Wednesday(11-12)

Refresher 3: Knowing how and when to use mean, standard deviation and other descriptive statistics

Term 1. Week 4. 26th, 27th, 28th October. Monday (4-5), Tuesday (4-5), Wednesday(11-12)

Refresher 4: The exponential function

Term 1. Week 5. 2nd, 3rd, 4th November. Monday (4-5), Tuesday (4-5), Wednesday(11-12)

Refresher 5: Logarithms and powers

Term 1. Week 6. 9th, 10th, 11th November. Monday (4-5), Tuesday (4-5), Wednesday(11-12)

Refresher 6: Graphing linear and exponential curves - fitting data

Term 1. Week 7. 16th, 17th, 18th November. Monday (4-5), Tuesday (4-5), Wednesday(11-12)

Refresher 7: Fractions, percentages and proportions

Term 1. Week 8. 23rd, 24th, 25th November. Monday (4-5), Tuesday (4-5), Wednesday(11-12)

Refresher 8: Probability and its use in genetics

Term 1. Week 9. 30th, 1st, 2nd November/December. Monday (4-5), Tuesday (4-5), Wednesday(11-12)