MATH1005 is a Junior (or first-year) unit forming part of the Mainstream Mathematics stream.
Note that students wishing to study junior level statistics may choose MATH1005 or the first semester unit MATH1015 Biostatistics, which has a similar syllabus.
- Credit point value: 3CP.
- Classes per week: Two lectures and one tutorial.
- Lecturer(s) in 2017: Wen Dai, Ray Kawai, Sarah Romanes, Winny Suhana, Kevin Wang, Di Warren .
- Email contact address:
Students: please check if your question can be answered by referring to the FAQ page before emailing us. If you decide to email us please include your name and SID.
Students have the right to appeal any academic decision made by the School or Faculty. For further information, see the Science Faculty web site.
You may also view the description of MATH1005 in the University's course search database.
Information sheet for MATH1005
All students should read the information sheet. The information includes (for example) details of the assessment procedure, including dates of assessment tasks.
Answers to frequently asked questions
Why Study Statistics?
Statistical Literacy is vitally important in a data-rich global world. Data is everywhere and is essential for evidence based decisions. MATH1005 will teach you how to problem solve with data, as preparation for whatever discipline you major in.
|Week||Lecture Notes||Tutorial Labs||Revision (Self Study)||Assessment|
|1||Topic1||Intro to R**|
|2||Topic2||Topic1 Topic1s Guide to R**||WebQuiz1*|
|4||Topic4 Examples||Topic3s**||WebQuiz3||Report1 (10%)|
|5||Topic5 Bin Hyper||Topic4||WebQuiz4||Quiz1 (5%)|
|8||Topic8 Topic9||Topic7||WebQuiz7||Report2 (5%)|
* Note the Web Quizzes use an older convention of thresholds. Follow the lecture notes: UT = Q3+ 1.5*IQR.
** These are Self Study tutorials.
|Reports||ReportsOverview Report1 ChoosingSummaries Report2 Report3 Article1 Article2|
|OnlineQuizzes||Link to Online Quizzes Check Results QuizzesOverview Sample1 Solutions Sample2 Solution Sample3 Solution|
|Ed Discussion Board||Ed|
|Maths Assistance||Maths Learning Centre|
(from Week 2)
Mon 12-1 & 2-3 (Di, 527); Mon 3-4 (Wen, 524; weeks 1,2,9-12)
Tues 2-3 (Ray, 816), Tues 1-2 (tutors, 524)
Wed 12-1 (Kevin/Sarah, 524 TBC), Wed 1-2 (Win, 524, weeks 3-8)
Thurs 1-2 (tutors, 524)
|R and R Studio||SummaryRCommands DownloadR DownloadRStudio|
|Lecture Resources||ExamplesRGraphs App_WorldUnemployment App_Shakespeare App_USADemographics 2016 Australian Census PerciDiaconisVideo1 PerciDiaconisVideo2 TedTalkCards CoinTossSimulation NYTimes100m USydRio2016 PredictingMedalsRio PredictingMedalsRio(Article) Spurious Correlations App_Regression TheCode ChiSqOverview BinomialEg M&Ms AirPollutionAustralia AQIIndexAustralia TuteLinks|
|General Resources||StatsTables (Exam) StatsTables (Full) Formulae Calculator|
|Exam Preparation||ExamOverview Cover 2013Q 2013s 2012Q 2012s 2011Q 2011s 2010Q 2010s MCQ MCQs|
|Class Reps||They will meet shortly with the Head of School. We would like to know what you like about the unit and where things can be improved. If you have any issues you would like discussed, please email your representatives and let them know your views.|
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Self-test web quizzes:
Test your understanding of the topics by trying the quizzes for MATH1005 regularly as the semester progresses.
Every student should have a copy of the Junior Mathematics and Statistics Handbook.
For general information on examinations, including the end of semester examination timetable, see the University's Examination Information web site.
The Faculty Handbook entry:
The description of MATH1005 in the central units of study database.
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