Practical Mathematics and Statistics (2024)

Practical Mathematics and Statistics is available as a minor.

To complete a minor in Practical Mathematics and Statistics, students must complete 60 points, including DATAX111 or DATAX121; MATHS165 or MATHS103; DATAX201; and MATHS204.


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  • 100 Level

    Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
    DATAX111Statistics for Science15.024B (Hamilton), 24B (Tauranga) & 24C (Hamilton Waikato College)
    An introductory paper in statistics that uses Microsoft Excel. Topics include the collection and presentation of data, basic principles of experimental design, hypothesis testing, regression and the analysis of categorical data.
    DATAX121Introduction to Statistical Methods15.024A (Hamilton), 24A (Secondary School - Unistart) & 24X (Hainan University, Haikou, China)
    An introduction to statistical data collection and analysis. Topics include general principles for statistical problem solving; some practical examples of statistical inference; and the study of relationships between variables using regression analysis.
    MATHS103Mathematics 1A15.024A (Hamilton), 24A (Tauranga), 24B (Hamilton) & 24X (Hainan University, Haikou, China)
    A study of the fundamental techniques of algebra and calculus.
    MATHS165General Mathematics15.024A (Hamilton) & 24B (Hamilton Waikato College)
    An introduction to algebra, calculus and applications for students without NCEA Level 3 Mathematics. Students who meet the prerequisites of MATHS103 should take this paper instead, followed perhaps by MATHS104.
  • 200 Level

    Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
    DATAX201Practical Data Science15.024B (Hamilton), 24B (Online) & 24B (Tauranga)
    This paper gives students practical experience for the entire data science process. It covers the data collection process, data cleaning and manipulation, and data visualisation and presentation.
    MATHS204Mathematical Tools for Scientists15.024A (Hamilton)
    This paper gives students a practical introduction to mathematical modelling and real-world problem solving, especially as it relates to science.

2024 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 22 February 2024 8:39am

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