Math & Stats Help


students working in the math/stats help room

The Math/Stats Help service of Student Learning Services is located in the Murray Library, Room 144 (map).

The service is free of charge to all current University of Saskatchewan students for help with University of Saskatchewan courses.


Math/Stats help staff help students with a variety of mathematical or statistical topics, with a focus on first-year or introductory courses. Our service is primarily a drop-in service: students are welcome to drop in and work on homework, and ask questions when needed. Our service is designed for current University of Saskatchewan students looking for help with U of S courses. We also offer workshops or review sessions on certain topics in mathematics. These will be announced on this page and on PAWS.

Unfortunately, we do not have the resources to provide help with research-level statistics at this time. Please contact the Department of Mathematics and Statistics for advice on research-level statistics. You may also find the resources at the Murray Library page on Numeric Data helpful.


We'll reopen for Quarter 4 on Tuesday, July 21. Schedule for Quarter 4 (July 21-August 14) is below. Please note we will be open for extra hours from time to time- check back for more details.

Looking for help with the statistical package 'r'? There are videos on 'r' at To get started with 'r', go to (requires nsid authentication) and try this video:

For those students doing review of trigonometry, here is a link to the unit circle, showing positive angles in radians and degrees and their terminal points: (source: wikimedia)


Upcoming events

Please check out this area for information on special sessions - remember too that any U of S student is welcome to drop in to Math & Stats Help any time we're open.


Math help for physics - If you are looking for help with the mathematics used in physics, you may want to consider registering in the "Math for Physics" course being offered by the Department of Physics and Engineering Physics through the Centre for Continuing and Distance Education (CCDE). For more information, please visit the "Math for Physics" website here: . Alternatively, you may want to seek help at your physics tutorial, at the Structured Study Sessions for physics, or at Math/Stats Help. Please note that Math/Stats Help tutors are not necessarily prepared to help with physics concepts, but can help with math calculations involved.

Math Placement Test (for students registered in most 100-level mathematics courses): For more information about the placement test, go to . If you still have questions, please contact Amos Lee in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics (lee at - replace the 'at' with @).  To try a sample version of the placement test that you will write in September, please go to:


Hours of Operation - Spring & Summer Session Term 2 (June 25-August 14)

Quarter 4 (July 21-August 14)

Monday-Thursday 11:30am-4:30pm

Friday 12noon-3pm

Please email Holly Fraser (holly.fraser at if these hours are not compatible with your schedule.

We will be closed on Monday, August 3 (Saskatchewan Day holiday).

This schedule is subject to change. In particular, we will likely be open on a revised schedule during the final exam period for Quarter 4/Term 2. We may also be open for extra hours on certain days - please check back for more information. If these hours are not compatible with your schedule, please email Holly at holly.fraser at (replace the 'at' with the appropriate symbol).

We will be closed on statutory holidays.

General Information

Schedule: Math and Stats Help is generally open whenever the U of S is in session; that is, during Regular Session (September-April) and Spring and Summer Session (mid-May until mid-August). We are not able to open on statutory holidays, and our schedule during the fall and winter reading weeks usually varies somewhat from the regular schedule. We are generally open during the final exam periods, with an altered schedule.

If you have written or will be writing the Math Placement test for your 100-level Mathematics course, you might be interested in trying out the online Sample Placement test, at the website of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

If you would like to find a private tutor (for payment), please consult either the tutor list maintained by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, available here: (click on 'Math Help Tutors List') or the tutor list maintained by the USSU (general) Help Centre:


U of S students seeking help with non-U of S courses should be aware that students needing help with U of S courses have priority. Unfortunately, we usually do not have the capacity at this time to answer questions from people who are not University of Saskatchewan students.