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  • Perceptions of corruption Creative commons image Icon Adam Jones PhD under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Perceptions of corruption

    By Dr Susan Fawssett

    Economic injustice takes many forms. Watch this video to find out just how widespread it is and how we can combat it...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    13 Feb 2018

  • Perceptions of corruption

    Perceptions of corruption Creative commons image Icon Adam Jones PhD under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Feb 2018
    Economic injustice takes many forms. Watch this video to find out just how widespread it is and how we can combat it 
  • The Story Of Maths Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    The Story Of Maths

    Marcus DuSautoy explores the long, surprising history of humankind's relationship with numbers.

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    29 Jan 2018

  • The Story Of Maths

    The Story Of Maths Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Introductory level Updated 29 Jan 2018
    Marcus DuSautoy explores the long, surprising history of humankind's relationship with numbers.
  • Just six numbers Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Steffen Rehm

    Just six numbers

    By The OpenLearn team, Martin Rees, Baron Rees of Ludlow

    To Professor Sir Martin Rees, the Astronomer Royal, the essential nature of the cosmos and the evolution of the...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    29 Jan 2018

  • Just six numbers

    Just six numbers Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Steffen Rehm
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 29 Jan 2018
    To Professor Sir Martin Rees, the Astronomer Royal, the essential nature of the cosmos and the evolution of the entire world have been determined by just six...
  • Calculating Ada: The Countess of Computing

    This documentary from the BBC explores the eccentric life of Ada Lovelace, the world's first programmer, the 'Enchantress of Numbers'

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    29 Jan 2018

  • Calculating Ada: The Countess of Computing

    Introductory level Updated 29 Jan 2018
    This documentary from the BBC explores the eccentric life of Ada Lovelace, the world's first programmer, the 'Enchantress of Numbers'
  • Queen (and Slave) Of The Sciences Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: MabelAmber
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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    27 Jan 2018

  • Queen (and Slave) Of The Sciences

    Queen (and Slave) Of The Sciences Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: MabelAmber
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 27 Jan 2018
    Katie Chicot explains why numbers make the world go round.
  • How have family budgets changed in sixty years? Creative commons image Icon Paul Townsend under Creative Commons BY-ND 4.0 license

    How have family budgets changed in sixty years?

    By Joanna Bulman

    The government has been gathering data about household outgoings for six decades. It tracks social and structural...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    22 Jan 2018

  • How have family budgets changed in sixty years?

    How have family budgets changed in sixty years? Creative commons image Icon Paul Townsend under Creative Commons BY-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Jan 2018
    The government has been gathering data about household outgoings for six decades. It tracks social and structural changes  over those times, says the...
  • How much money does the UK really contribute to the European Union? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: WerbeFabrik
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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    16 Jan 2018

  • How much money does the UK really contribute to the European Union?

    How much money does the UK really contribute to the European Union? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: WerbeFabrik
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 16 Jan 2018
    You've seen the bus. You've heard the arguments. But what does the Office For National Statistics say about the UK's actual net contribution to the EU budget?
  • Blue Monday: An OpenLearn reading list Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: OltreCreativeAgency

    Blue Monday: An OpenLearn reading list

    Blue chat for a blue day: collecting some thoughts on the marketing wheeze that is Blue Monday.

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    12 Jan 2018

  • Blue Monday: An OpenLearn reading list

    Blue Monday: An OpenLearn reading list Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: OltreCreativeAgency
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 12 Jan 2018
    Blue chat for a blue day: collecting some thoughts on the marketing wheeze that is Blue Monday.
  • How much electronic waste do we generate as a species? Creative commons image Icon sinkdd under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    How much electronic waste do we generate as a species?

    By Madhukara Putty

    Old computers, knackered telly sets and phones that are so last year: How much of this discarded stuff is piling up?

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    11 Jan 2018

  • How much electronic waste do we generate as a species?

    How much electronic waste do we generate as a species? Creative commons image Icon sinkdd under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 11 Jan 2018
    Old computers, knackered telly sets and phones that are so last year: How much of this discarded stuff is piling up?
  • More or Less Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The BBC

    More or Less

    Tim Harford presents BBC Radio 4's surprising and refreshing guide to statistics in the news.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    08 Jan 2018

  • More or Less

    More or Less Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The BBC
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Jan 2018
    Tim Harford presents BBC Radio 4's surprising and refreshing guide to statistics in the news.

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  • An introduction to complex numbers

    In this free course, An introduction to complex numbers, you will learn how complex numbers are defined, examine their geometric representation and...

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    16 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    09 Feb 2018

  • An introduction to complex numbers

    An introduction to complex numbers Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission Updated content
    Advanced level Duration 16 hours Updated 09 Feb 2018
    In this free course, An introduction to complex numbers, you will learn how...
  • Babylonian mathematics

    This free course looks at Babylonian mathematics. You will learn how a series of discoveries has enabled historians to decipher stone tablets and...

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    8 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    31 Jan 2018

  • Babylonian mathematics

    Babylonian mathematics Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 8 hours Updated 31 Jan 2018
    This free course looks at Babylonian mathematics. You will learn how a series of...
  • Introduction to number theory

    This free course, Introduction to number theory, is a branch of mathematics concerned with the properties of integers. Section 1 introduces Euclid...

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    18 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    24 Jan 2018

  • Introduction to number theory

    Introduction to number theory
    Introductory level Duration 18 hours Updated 24 Jan 2018
    This free course, Introduction to number theory, is a branch of mathematics...
  • Numbers, units and arithmetic

    Do fractions and decimals make you apprehensive about maths? Do you lack confidence in dealing with numbers? If so, then this free course, Numbers,...

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    5 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    23 Jan 2018

  • Numbers, units and arithmetic

    Numbers, units and arithmetic
    Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 23 Jan 2018
    Do fractions and decimals make you apprehensive about maths? Do you lack...
  • Introduction to algebra

    This free course is an introduction to algebra which builds on the idea of using letters to represent numbers. Section 1 looks at finding,...

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    16 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    11 Dec 2017

  • Introduction to algebra

    Introduction to algebra
    Introductory level Duration 16 hours Updated 11 Dec 2017
    This free course is an introduction to algebra which builds on the idea of using...
  • Diagrams, charts and graphs

    Diagrams, charts and graphs are used by all sorts of people to express information in a visual way, whether it's in a report by a colleague or a...

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    5 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    19 Oct 2017

  • Diagrams, charts and graphs

    Diagrams, charts and graphs Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 19 Oct 2017
    Diagrams, charts and graphs are used by all sorts of people to express information...
  • Geometry

    Geometry is concerned with the various aspects of size, shape and space. In this free course you will explore the concepts of angles, shapes,...

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    5 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    04 Aug 2017

  • Geometry

    Geometry Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 04 Aug 2017
    Geometry is concerned with the various aspects of size, shape and space. In this...
  • Egyptian mathematics

    The Egyptians are known for being ahead of their time in comparison to some civilisations that came after them. This free course, Egyptian...

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    9 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    10 Apr 2017

  • Egyptian mathematics

    Egyptian mathematics Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 9 hours Updated 10 Apr 2017
    The Egyptians are known for being ahead of their time in comparison to some...
  • Using a scientific calculator

    Do you have a Casio fx-83 ES scientific calculator (or a compatible model) and want to learn how to use it? This free course, Using a scientific...

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    10 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    23 Sep 2016

  • Using a scientific calculator

    Using a scientific calculator Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 10 hours Updated 23 Sep 2016
    Do you have a Casio fx-83 ES scientific calculator (or a compatible model) and...
  • Numbers: Getting to grips with division

    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?...

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    1 hour

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    10 Aug 2016

  • Numbers: Getting to grips with division

    Numbers: Getting to grips with division Copyrighted image Icon 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...