Oasis is the home of mathematics and statistics student support, both online and in person. Oasis currently includes mathSpace, mathAssist, learning resources, and reading packs.
Textbooks, practice problems, and additional online support materials will be available here as they become available in the future.
mathSpace - a place to study with friends
The mathSpace is a social learning space for students to collaborate on their mathematical ideas. Facilities are provided for students to study and work on mathematics together. The mathSpace is located on the ground floor of Peter Hall building and is open during normal building access hours.
mathAssist - drop-in help for learning mathematics
mathAssist is a drop-in space for Mathematics and Statistics students to develop their mathematical understanding with support from Learning Assistants (formerly known as tutor-on-duty). There is a particular emphasis on remedying gaps in students background or assumed knowledge.
While students are encouraged to seek help with concepts they are having trouble with, mathAssist is not a place to request answers or solutions. Rather, our aim is to aid students in developing critical thinking skills to become better mathematical learners and practitioners and to make sure that students have the assumed knowledge they require for the subjects they are taking.
Your Learning Assistants can help with:
- Problem solving skills
- Critical thinking skills
- Studying techniques
- Fostering collaboration opportunities
- Background knowledge
- Obtaining additional study resources
When and Where: mathAssist is open from 12:00pm-2:00pm, Monday to Friday starting Week 2 of each semester till the end of SwotVac.
It is located on the ground floor of the Peter Hall Building next to the mathSpace.
Due to Coronavirus COVID-19, mathAssist is now held online using Zoom. To visit, go to this Zoom meeting between 12-2pm Monday to Friday:
SMASH - maths and stats help for non-maths subjects
Student Maths And Stats Help – SMASH – is a peer-support programme to help students with mathematics, statistics and quantitative skills that they need for their studies. It’s open to students from any discipline. Students can come to the library drop-in centres and get help from a peer assistant with the maths and statistics needed in their own disciplines.
SMASH is mainly aimed at non-mathematics students. Mathematics and Statistics students are recommended to use mathAssist instead.
When and Where: help is available in the University libraries as part of the study and learning drop-ins programme. See here for the times and locations.
- Reading packs - reading material for prerequisite knowledge
Learning Resources - for academics and teachers
The Learning and Teaching resources below have been developed by the MSLC to support teaching & learning in the School.
- Conceptual Learning with Interactive Applets - applets for calculus, probability, statistics and other areas
- Chocs and Blocks - an interactive activity investigating sampling and variability
- Sudoku experiment - a tutorial and lab activity covering study design and data collection