Undergraduate Study

MATH1005 Statistics

General Information

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.

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

See the main junior mathematics page for information relating to all junior mathematics units, and see in particular the Junior Maths FAQ page.

Class representatives

Aisha Alam, Myasser Atallah, Jenny Chan, Ka Hei Chan, Kundai Chihuri, Jimmy Deng, Lang Gao, Giorgio Gunawan, Ziging Han, Vita Huang, Haote Jiang, Jianhui Liang, Mariia Lipkan, Chery Lipkan, Anderson Long, Angus McAdam, Tara McDougall, Nitish Muppavarapu, Heng Rao, Austin Salim, Jiayi Su, Porsiem Tang, Brendon Trinh, Haotian Yang, Keran Zhang and Zijie Zhao have volunteered to be your class representatives. 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.

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.

Online Resources

Teaching Materials

WeekLecture NotesTutorial LabsRevision (Self Study)Assessment
Overview LectureNotes
1 Topic1 Intro to R**
2 Topic2 Topic1 Topic1s Guide to R** WebQuiz1*
3 Topic3 Topic2 Topic2s WebQuiz2
4 Topic4 Examples Topic3** Topic3s** WebQuiz3 Report1 (10%)
5 Topic5 Bin Hyper Topic4 Topic4s WebQuiz4 Quiz1 (5%)
6 Topic6 Normal Topic5 Topic5s WebQuiz5
7 Topic7 CLT Topic6 Topic6s WebQuiz6
8 Topic8 Topic9 Topic7 Topic7s WebQuiz7 Report2 (5%)
9 Topic9 Topic8 Topic8s
10 Topic10 T-test in R Topic9 Topic9s WebQuiz8 Quiz2 (5%)
11 Topic11 Topic10 Topic10s WebQuiz9 WebQuiz10
12 Topic12 CIs Topic11 Topic11s WebQuiz12 Report3 (5%)
13 Revision Topic12 Topic12s WebQuiz11 Quiz3 (5%)

* Note the Web Quizzes use an older convention of thresholds. Follow the lecture notes: \(\scriptstyle{\mathrm{UT} = \mathrm{Q3}+ 1.5*\mathrm{IQR}}\).
** 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
Stats Consultations
(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), Wed 1-2 (Win, 524, weeks 3-8)
Thurs 1-2 (tutors, 524)

Exam Preparation

Past Papers Formula Sheet 2015Q 2015s 2013Q 2013s Stats Tables Cover Sheet

Pre Exam Consultations
Mon 6/11: 9-11 (Di, 527); 1-3pm (Ray, 816)
Tues 7/11: 9-11 (Ray, 816)
Wed 8/11: 9-11 (Di, 527); 1-3pm (Win, Carslaw 374)
Thurs 9/11: 10-12 (Kevin , Carslaw 830)
Fri 10/11: 10-12 (Sarah , Carslaw 830)
Mon 13/11: None (as MATH10xx exams)
Tues 14/11: 9-11 & 12-2 (Di, 527)
Wed 15/11: 12-2 (Wen, Carslaw 830)


Data DataRepository
R and R Studio SummaryRCommands DownloadR DownloadRStudio
Lecture Resources ExamplesRGraphs App_WorldUnemployment App_Shakespeare App_USADemographics 2016 Australian Census PerciDiaconisVideo1 PerciDiaconisVideo2 TedTalkCards CoinTossSimulation NYT
Check your marks

MATH1005 students: please check that your marks for Assignment/Report 1, Quiz 1, Assignment/Report 2, Quiz 2, Assignment/Report 3 and Quiz 3 have been recorded correctly by pressing the "Check marks" button.

Please note that any corrections to Assignment/Report 1 marks must be made by Friday, Sep 22.
Please note that any corrections to Quiz 1 marks must be made by Friday, Oct 13.
Please note that any corrections to Assignment/Report 2 marks must be made by Friday, Oct 27.
Please note that any corrections to Quiz 2 marks must be made by Friday, Oct 27.
Please note that any corrections to Assignment/Report 3 marks must be made by Friday, Nov 24.
Please note that any corrections to Quiz 3 marks must be made by Friday, Nov 24.

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