Skills Team

Maths, Numeracy and Statistics

Mathematics can be an important part of some courses. This section introduces some core concepts that you may find useful. Students from Nursing, Computer Science and Hull University Business School also have some specific worksheets and resources available here: Department Specific Resources


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Maths phobia

Maths phobia is the fear of maths.  Common causes include:

  • Speed of delivery of university material
  • Information overload
  • Reliance on technology
  • Confusion over mathematical notation
  • Negative thoughts: "Maths is something only geniuses can do", "I haven't done maths for years"

We have produced a leaflet which aims to discuss the problems people have with learning and using mathematics, and explain strategies to counteract them: Maths phobia and how to beat it

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