I am emailing a link of this to everyone on the class list every week. If you are not receiving these emails or want to have them sent to another email address feel free to email me at jpmccarthymaths@gmail.com and I will add you to the mailing list.


Just in case you haven’t heard: if you don’t come to class, you are almost certainly going to fail this module. You are in your second semester now.

If you want you can learn this lesson for yourself. However if you trust me you will come to class.

Manuals, Graph Paper and Excel Labs

The manual and graph paper must be purchased immediately

If you have missed Excel labs (we have an Excel lab in odd-numbered weeks), you should get the lab off me in the lecture and do it on your own. There is a 15% Excel Test in Week 12.

Week 4

We did three full exam questions… there was an issue with the formula for the mode which I will hope to sort out quite soon.


Week 5

I will give you some time to work on the Chapter 1 material so that you will be very well prepared for your test in Week 7.

Our Excel lab will be working out how to handle frequency distributions in Excel.

Maths Online & Numbas

If you are subscribed to CIT MathsOnline you will have free access to the mathematical training tool Numbas:

Self-enrolment for Maths Online

1.           Log into Blackboard Learn

2.           Click on the Courses tab button at the top of the screen. Go to Course Search and type Maths Online in the box.

3.           Once you’ve found the course, click on the action link button next to the course and click on Enrol. This should take you to the Self Enrolment page.

4.           Your Access Code is mathsonline (lower case, no spaces).

5.           After you’ve finished click Submit. You should now see a message that says your enrolment was successful.

Once you’ve enrolled, select Maths and Statistics by Module, then STAT6000. There are then three training tools for you to check out.

Test 1

The test will be in Week 7. I will give ye a sample test closer to the test.


We have briefly mentioned


Please feel free to ask me questions about the exercises via email or even better on this webpage.

Student Resources

Please see the Student Resources tab on the top of this page for information on the Academic Learning Centre, etc.