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Crater calculator

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Crater calculator Copyright free image Copyright free: Fredrik / NASA
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 09 Sep 2016
How big a crater would be made by an impact from a body hurtling from space? It depends... but our calculator will give you an idea. You can choose...

The 2016 race enters the home straight

The 2016 race enters the home straight Creative commons image Gage Skidmore under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 02 Sep 2016
The start of September sees the US Presidential election enter its final stages. The polls might be suggesting Hillary will coast to victory - but...

How can mobile technology help underpin reproductive rights?

How can mobile technology help underpin reproductive rights? Copyright free image Copyright free: RobertoVi
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 09 Aug 2016
The spread of mobile phone access is helping revolutionise the way data on family planning is being used and shared, reports Christabel Ligami

OpenLearn Live: 3rd August 2016

OpenLearn Live: 3rd August 2016 Copyright free image Copyright free: Adrian Pingstone / Public Domain
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 03 Aug 2016
Buy British? Maybe next time, says the government in 1966. Today's government embraces blockchains. And why the Alzheimer's drug isn't. Free...

OpenLearn Live: 1st August 2016

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OpenLearn Live: 1st August 2016 Creative commons image Nationaal Archief of the Netherlands under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 Aug 2016
The slow burn of an incendiary John Lennon line - and why chickens aren't linked to oil imports. Free learning from across the day.

More or Less

More or Less Copyrighted image Copyright: © Doreen Salcher | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 26 Jul 2016
Tim Harford presents BBC Radio 4's surprising and refreshing guide to statistics in the news.

How can statistics bring dead languages back to life?

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How can statistics bring dead languages back to life? Copyright free image Copyright free: Gellinger
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 19 Jul 2016
Languages long unspoken are being brought back to life through statistical models.

How did the referendum polls get it wrong - again?

How did the referendum polls get it wrong - again? Creative commons image Gage Skidmore under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 27 Jun 2016
John Curtice explains why a clear prediction of the referendum result proved so elusive for many pollsters.

OpenLearn Live: 22nd June 2016

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OpenLearn Live: 22nd June 2016 Copyright free image Copyright free: Library of Congress
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Jun 2016
The greatest electoral fraud in history, and learn how to digest statistics over lunch. Then more free learning across the day.

Reboot Your STEM Career

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Reboot Your STEM Career Creative commons image The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 27 May 2016
Returning to a STEM career? Reboot Your STEM Career is a comprehensive interactive toolkit to help you relaunch your career and ...

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Finding information in mathematics and statistics

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Finding information in mathematics and statistics Copyrighted image Copyright: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 9 hours Updated 15 Aug 2016
This free course, Finding information in mathematics and statistics, will help you to identify and use information in maths and statistics, whether...

Numbers: Getting to grips with division

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Numbers: Getting to grips with division Copyrighted image Copyright: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 1 hour Updated 10 Aug 2016
Do you want to improve your ability to divide one number into another, especially if decimals are involved, without having to rely on a calculator?...

Maths for science and technology

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Maths for science and technology Copyrighted image Copyright: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 15 hours Updated 27 Jul 2016
Youre about to start a course in science and technology and you're wondering whether your level of maths is going to be enough to get you through....

Language, notation and formulas

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Language, notation and formulas Copyrighted image Copyright: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 31 May 2016
Communication is as vital in mathematics as in any language. This free course, Language, notation and formulas, will help you to express yourself...

Ratio, proportion and percentages

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Ratio, proportion and percentages Copyrighted image Copyright: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 25 Apr 2016
From politics to cookery, ratios, proportions and percentages are part of everyday life. This free course is designed to help you become more...

Squares, roots and powers

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Squares, roots and powers Copyrighted image Copyright: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 25 Apr 2016
From paving your patio to measuring the ingredients for your latest recipe, squares, roots and powers really are part of everyday life. This free...

Prices

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Prices Copyrighted image Copyright: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 20 hours Updated 25 Apr 2016
This free course, Prices, looks at a wide variety of ways of comparing prices and the construction of a price index. You will also look at the...

Geometry

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Geometry Copyrighted image Copyright: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 01 Apr 2016
Geometry is concerned with the various aspects of size, shape and space. In this free course you will explore the concepts of angles, shapes,...

Exploring distance time graphs

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Exploring distance time graphs Copyrighted image Copyright: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 29 Mar 2016
Graphs are a common way of presenting information. However, like any other type of representation, graphs rely on shared understandings of symbols...

Numbers: An introduction to subtraction

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Numbers: An introduction to subtraction Copyrighted image Copyright: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 1 hour Updated 24 Mar 2016
Do you want to improve your ability to subtract one number from another, especially if decimals are involved, without having to rely on a...

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Graduate Diploma in Mathematics Education

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Graduate Diploma in Mathematics Education Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
Duration 1200 hours Updated 23 Sep 2016
You don't need a specialist mathematics background to be an effective maths teacher. This professional development diploma course equips you with...

Certificate of Higher Education Open

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Certificate of Higher Education Open Copyrighted image Copyright: Irochka | Dreamstime.com
Duration 1200 hours Updated 23 Sep 2016
If you’re keen to try university study and want to keep your options open, this certificate course is ideal. It’s part of our unique Open...

BA/BSc Open degree

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BA/BSc Open degree Copyrighted image Copyright: Dreamstime
Duration 3600 hours Updated 23 Sep 2016
Over 40 per cent of OU students who graduate do so with an Open degree. It’s a statistic we’re proud of – the BA/BSc Open is one of the most...

Certificate of Higher Education in Mathematical Sciences

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Certificate of Higher Education in Mathematical Sciences Copyrighted image Copyright: Dreamstime
Duration 1200 hours Updated 23 Sep 2016
As well as being fascinating and intellectually rewarding, the study of mathematics is highly relevant to every aspect of modern society. Its tools...

Diploma of Higher Education in Mathematical Sciences

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Diploma of Higher Education in Mathematical Sciences Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 2400 hours Updated 23 Sep 2016
Mathematics and statistics are vital in modern society, and indispensable to problem solving and decision making in a wide range of situations –...

BSc (Honours) Mathematics

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BSc (Honours) Mathematics Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
Duration 3600 hours Updated 23 Sep 2016
From economic policy to scientific advancement, mathematics is indispensable to modern life. This degree course will give you a good understanding...

Diploma of Higher Education in Computing&IT&Second Subject

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Diploma of Higher Education in Computing&IT&Second Subject Creative commons image Sam I Are under CC-BY-NC-SA under Creative-Commons license
Duration 2400 hours Updated 23 Sep 2016
Computing and IT skills are hugely valued in the modern workplace; studied together with a second complementary subject they can give you an...

Diploma of Higher Education Open

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Diploma of Higher Education Open Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 2400 hours Updated 23 Sep 2016
Studying at university level is not just about gaining a degree. We also offer a range of other qualifications, including Certificates and Diplomas...

BSc (Honours) Economics and Mathematical Sciences

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BSc (Honours) Economics and Mathematical Sciences Copyrighted image Copyright: Dreamstime
Duration 3600 hours Updated 23 Sep 2016
Graduates who understand the commercial and economic environment and who are also highly numerate are in short supply. If you enjoy solving...