Math & Stats Help


students working in the math/stats help room

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 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.


See below for information on upcoming help sessions.

Extra help on Friday, Dec. 12: open from 11am-7:30pm (with a break around 5:40pm for 20 minutes).

Note about Math & Stats Help hours of operation during the final exam period: We will be open during the final exam period. Our extended hours will begin on Thursday, December 4. Detailed schedule is listed below.

Our regular hours of operation will start on Monday, September 8; please see below for our hours of operation. Please contact Holly Fraser if you have feedback about our hours (e.g. the hours are not compatible with your schedule).

We'll be open during the final exam period. Hours TBA.


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. :)

EXTRA HOURS: Friday, Dec. 12 - we'll be open until 7:30pm (there will be a break though from 5:40-6:00pm).


Stats 244

  • Monday, December 15, 12noon, in ARTS 241


Math Readiness evening course - if you are interested in taking the Math Readiness course in Term 2 (January-April 2015), please email Holly Fraser at .

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: . 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 - December 2014

Exam period hours of operation are listed below -

Thursday December 4th, 10:30am-8pm

Friday December 5th, 10:30-8pm

Saturday December 6th, 11am-6pm

Sunday December 7th, 12pm-9pm

Monday December 8th, 10am-9pm

Tuesday December 9th, 10am-6pm

Wednesday December 10th, 11am-7pm

Thursday December 11th, 11am-7pm

Friday Decemer 12th, 11am-6pm

Saturday December 13th, 11am-6pm

Sunday December 14th, 12pm-9pm

Monday December 15th - Wednesday December 17th, 10am-8pm

Thursday December 18th, 10am-6pm

Friday December 19th, 10am-4pm

Saturday December 20th, 11am-4pm

Sunday December 21st, 1:30pm-5:30pm

Monday December 22nd, closed until Term 2



This schedule is subject to change. If these hours are not compatible with your schedule, please email Holly at holly.fraser at (replace the 'at' with the appropriate symbol). In particular, if you are interested in weekend hours, please contact Holly.

 We will be closed on Monday, October 14 for the Thanksgiving holiday and on Tuesday, November 11 for Remembrance Day. Our schedule will be modified during the fall reading week (Nov. 10-14).

General Information

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: (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.