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  • Hidden Maths

    Join us in breaking down the myths and mystery surrounding the world of Mathematics and Statistics with our FREE...

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    20 Apr 2017

  • Hidden Maths

    Hidden Maths New content
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    Join us in breaking down the myths and mystery surrounding the world of Mathematics and Statistics with our FREE learning content. 
  • Has Donald Trump improved the US economy in fifty days? Creative commons image Icon Steven Depolo under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Has Donald Trump improved the US economy in fifty days?

    By Gabriella Legrenzi

    Donald Trump is proudly acclaiming his great economic data. But is he actually enjoying a boom handed to him by...

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    13 Mar 2017

  • Has Donald Trump improved the US economy in fifty days?

    Has Donald Trump improved the US economy in fifty days? Creative commons image Icon Steven Depolo under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Mar 2017
    Donald Trump is proudly acclaiming his great economic data. But is he actually enjoying a boom handed to him by President Obama? Gabriella Legrenzi considers...
  • Don't Panic - How to End Poverty in 15 Years Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The BBC

    Don't Panic - How to End Poverty in 15 Years

    Shown again as a tribute to the late Hans Rosling, his exploration of how statistics offers hope in an overcrowded world is available on iPlayer...

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    10 Feb 2017

  • Don't Panic - How to End Poverty in 15 Years

    Don't Panic - How to End Poverty in 15 Years Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The BBC
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 10 Feb 2017
    Shown again as a tribute to the late Hans Rosling, his exploration of how statistics offers hope in an overcrowded world is available on iPlayer throughout...
  • Does counting calories work? Creative commons image Icon Mike Mozart under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Does counting calories work?

    By Nicola Twilley, Cynthia Graber

    If you're finding your new diet frustrating because you can't make the calories add up, you're not alone. ...

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    01 Feb 2017

  • Does counting calories work?

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    Does counting calories work? Creative commons image Icon Mike Mozart under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 Feb 2017
    If you're finding your new diet frustrating because you can't make the calories add up, you're not alone. Cynthia Graber and Nicola Twilley investigate...
  • Can you predict the outcome of a Brexit deal with a little logic and a bit of arithmetic? Creative commons image Icon European Parliament under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    Can you predict the outcome of a Brexit deal with a little logic and a bit of arithmetic?

    By Kalypso Nicolaïdis

    Three short equations may help determine the likely outcome of Theresa May's dealings with the EU, believes ...

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    26 Jan 2017

  • Can you predict the outcome of a Brexit deal with a little logic and a bit of arithmetic?

    Can you predict the outcome of a Brexit deal with a little logic and a bit of arithmetic? Creative commons image Icon European Parliament under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 26 Jan 2017
    Three short equations may help determine the likely outcome of Theresa May's dealings with the EU, believes Kalypso Nicolaïdis.
  • Why is snow so hard to predict? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: 70154

    Why is snow so hard to predict?

    By Peter Clark

    Much of Britain has been told to prepare for its first significant snow of the winter today. But equally, it might...

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    12 Jan 2017

  • Why is snow so hard to predict?

    Why is snow so hard to predict? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: 70154
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 12 Jan 2017
    Much of Britain has been told to prepare for its first significant snow of the winter today. But equally, it might not happen - New York famously faced a...
  • How do I pitch an idea to a science editor? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Kaboompics

    How do I pitch an idea to a science editor?

    If you've got a story about science, you'll want to get it read. The first step is getting an editor to want to...

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    11 Jan 2017

  • How do I pitch an idea to a science editor?

    How do I pitch an idea to a science editor? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Kaboompics
    Updated 11 Jan 2017
    If you've got a story about science, you'll want to get it read. The first step is getting an editor to want to publish it... but how do you persuade the...
  • What do safe drinking guidelines mean? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Benis Arapovic | Dreamstime.com

    What do safe drinking guidelines mean?

    By David Spiegelhalter

    The professor charged with Public Understanding of Risk tries to make sense of the latest rules for safe alcohol...

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    16 Nov 2016

  • What do safe drinking guidelines mean?

    What do safe drinking guidelines mean? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Benis Arapovic | Dreamstime.com
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 16 Nov 2016
    The professor charged with Public Understanding of Risk tries to make sense of the latest rules for safe alcohol consumption.
  • Why the economy can't explain Trump or Brexit Creative commons image Icon Gage Skidmore under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Why the economy can't explain Trump or Brexit

    By Eric Kaufmann

    Two shocks to the political system, but neither, says Eric Kaufmann, were driven by personal economic circumstances.

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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    10 Nov 2016

  • Why the economy can't explain Trump or Brexit

    Why the economy can't explain Trump or Brexit Creative commons image Icon Gage Skidmore under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 10 Nov 2016
    Two shocks to the political system, but neither, says Eric Kaufmann, were driven by personal economic circumstances.
  • How did Trump win the White House? Creative commons image Icon Gage Skidmore under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    How did Trump win the White House?

    By Professor Anthony J. Gaughan

    There are five factors which took Trump to Pennsylvania Avenue, believes Anthony J. Gaughan

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    Updated on:

    09 Nov 2016

  • How did Trump win the White House?

    How did Trump win the White House? Creative commons image Icon Gage Skidmore under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Duration 5 mins Updated 09 Nov 2016
    There are five factors which took Trump to Pennsylvania Avenue, believes Anthony J. Gaughan

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    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....

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    Communication is as vital in mathematics as in any language. This free course, Language, notation and formulas, will help you to express yourself...

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    Communication is as vital in mathematics as in any language. This free course,...
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    From politics to cookery, ratios, proportions and percentages are part of everyday life. This free course is designed to help you become more...

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    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...

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