The Math/Stats Help service of the University Learning Centre is located in the Murray (Main) Library, Room 144 (map).
The service is free of charge to all 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 will be open for Term 2 of Regular Session 2013-2014 on Monday, January 6, 2014. See below ("Hours of Operation") for schedule. Math 104 session: see below.
Math Readiness course in term 2: If you are interested in taking Math Readiness in term 2, please email Holly Fraser at holly.fraser at usask.ca . (Replace ' at ' with the @ symbol.)
Update (Jan. 30) *** Organizational meeting and introductory session *** If you are interested in the Math Readiness course, please attend this organizational session. We will discuss the course, and go over some basic math.
Date/time: Thursday, Feb. 6, 7pm
Location: Room 102 Murray Library (one floor up from the ground floor, across from the elevators)
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) http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4c/Unit_circle_angles_co...
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 104 help sessions
- Friday, Feb. 28, 5:30pm in Room G3 of the Murray Library (right beside the checkout desk)
- Sunday, Mar. 2, 6:30pm - with Holly (math & stats help coordinator). Location: ARTS 263
- Math Placement Test (for students registered in certain 100-level mathematics courses): For more information about the placement test, go to http://math.usask.ca/placement/ . If you still have questions, please contact Amos Lee in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics (lee at math.usask.ca - replace the 'at' with @). To try a sample version of the placement test that you will write in September, please go to: http://math.usask.ca/sample_placement/
- Math Readiness evening course - See above under "Announcements."
- 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 CCDE (the Centre for Continuing and Distance Education). For more information, please visit the "Math for Physics" website here: http://ccde.usask.ca/physicsreview . 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.
Hours of Operation
Hours during Term 2 of Winter Session, 2013-2014 (January-April)
(see below for schedule during Reading Week)
Monday 10am-6pm & 7-9pm
Tuesday 10am-6pm & 7-9pm
Schedule during Reading Week
Saturday Feb. 15: closed
Sunday Feb. 16: 1:30-4:30pm
Monday Feb. 17: closed (holiday)
Tuesday Feb. 18: 11am-4pm
Wednesday Feb. 19: 11am-4pm
Thursday Feb. 20: 11am-4pm
Friday Feb. 21: 12noon-3pm
Saturday Feb. 22: closed
Sunday Feb. 23: closed
Regular hours will resume on Monday, Feb. 24.
This schedule is subject to change. If these hours are not compatible with your schedule, please email Holly at holly.fraser at usask.ca (replace the 'at' with the appropriate symbol).
This was our schedule during Term 1:
Regular Schedule (starts Monday, September 9, 2013 and ends Wednesday, December 4):
Monday 10am-6pm; 7-9pm
Tuesday 10am-6pm; 7-9pm
Wednesday 10am-6pm; 7-9pm
Schedule: Math/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. We often hold exra hours during the final exam periods.
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: Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics tutor list or the tutor list maintained by the USSU (general) Help Centre: http://fms.ussu.ca/fmi/iwp/cgi?-db=TutorRegistry&-loadframes
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.