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What do I need to know about the SIM hack?

What do I need to know about the SIM hack? Creative commons image Credit: yum9me under CC-BY-NC-ND licence
Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Feb 2015
Revelations that security forces have broken the protection of mobile phone technology are a real concern. Mike Richards explains why - and how the...

Past-Time Lover: Albert Einstein

Past-Time Lover: Albert Einstein Copyrighted image Credit: Neil Arnold
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 12 Feb 2015
This article is part of a collection produced for Valentine’s Day. Who would you select for your Valentine from these iconic figures from history?...

More or Less : The Discussion Hub

More or Less : The Discussion Hub Copyrighted image Credit: Brad Calkins | Dreamstime.com
Updated 22 Jan 2015
Some statistics can be incredibly misleading. Do you feel that these misrepresentations are pulling the wool over the public's eyes?

OU on the BBC: More or Less

OU on the BBC: More or Less Copyrighted image Credit: © Doreen Salcher | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 19 Dec 2014
BBC Radio 4's surprising and refreshing guide to statistics returns.

Hans Rosling: Unveiling data on the world's health

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Hans Rosling: Unveiling data on the world's health Creative commons image Credit: Wingspan Productions
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 25 Sep 2014
In an animated fashion, Hans Rosling shows us the correct way to display data on health across the world.

Hans Rosling: Presenting data on carbon emissions

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Hans Rosling: Presenting data on carbon emissions Copyrighted image Credit: Wingspan Productions
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 25 Sep 2014
Think China is the biggest gas guzzler? Hans Rosling exposes this myth by showing carbon emissions per capita. 

Hans Rosling: Conveying income distribution statistics

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Hans Rosling: Conveying income distribution statistics Copyrighted image Credit: Wingspan Productions
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 25 Sep 2014
Hans Rosling depicts the inequality within each country by using income distrbution indicators. 

Hans Rosling: Displaying GDP per capita income data

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Hans Rosling: Displaying GDP per capita income data Copyrighted image Credit: Wingspan Productions
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 25 Sep 2014
Find economics challenging? Hans Rosling makes it easier by explaining how to show income data.

Hans Rosling: Showing the population's age distribution

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Hans Rosling: Showing the population's age distribution Copyrighted image Credit: Wingspan Productions.
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 24 Sep 2014
Hans Rosling teaches you how to display the age distribution of any country and interpret the patterns. 

Hans Rosling: How to compare countries using statistics

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Hans Rosling: How to compare countries using statistics Copyrighted image Credit: Wingspan Productions
Introductory level Duration 1 hour Updated 24 Sep 2014
Statistician magician Hans Rosling shows you how to collate and animate the data of different countries in these short videos that depict our...

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Language, notation and formulas

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Language, notation and formulas Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 30 Sep 2014
Communication is as vital in mathematics as in any language. This unit will help you to express yourself clearly when writing and speaking about...

Modelling heat transfer

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Modelling heat transfer Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 4 hours Updated 12 May 2014
This unit is the fourth in the series of five units on mathematical modelling. In this unit you will be taken through the whole modelling process...

Developing modelling skills

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Developing modelling skills Creative commons image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 4 hours Updated 12 May 2014
This unit is the third in the series of five units on mathematical modellng. It provides an overview of the processes involved in developing models...

Analysing skid marks

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Analysing skid marks Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 4 hours Updated 12 May 2014
This unit is the second in the series of five units on mathematical modelling. In this unit you are asked to relate the stages of the mathematical...

Modelling displacements and velocities

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Modelling displacements and velocities Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 3 hours Updated 05 Mar 2014
In this unit you will see first how to convert vectors from geometric form, in terms of a magnitude and direction, to component form, and...

Finding information in mathematics and statistics

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Finding information in mathematics and statistics Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 9 hours Updated 26 Nov 2013
This unit will help you to identify and use information in maths and statistics, whether for your work, study or personal purposes. Experiment with...

Numbers: Getting to grips with division

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Numbers: Getting to grips with division Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 1 hour Updated 17 Oct 2013
Do you want to improve your ability to divide one number from another, especially if decimals are involved, without having to rely on a calculator?...

Numbers, units and arithmetic

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Numbers, units and arithmetic
Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 17 Oct 2013
Do fractions and decimals make you apprehensive about maths? Do you lack confidence in dealing with numbers? If so, then this unit is for you. The...

Working mathematically

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Working mathematically Creative commons image Credit: Chris73/Wikimedia Commons
Introductory level Duration 10 hours Updated 17 Oct 2013
This unit is aimed at teachers who wish to review how they go about the practice of teaching mathematics, those who are considering becoming...

Interpreting data: Boxplots and tables

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Interpreting data: Boxplots and tables Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Intermediate level Duration 16 hours Updated 17 Oct 2013
This unit is concerned with two main topics. In Section 1, you will learn about another kind of graphical display, the boxplot. A boxplot is a...

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Graduate Diploma in Mathematics Education

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Graduate Diploma in Mathematics Education Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 1200 hours Updated 01 Apr 2015
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 Credit: Irochka | Dreamstime.com Updated content
Duration 1200 hours Updated 01 Apr 2015
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 Credit: Dreamstime Updated content
Duration 3600 hours Updated 01 Apr 2015
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 Credit: Dreamstime Updated content
Duration 1200 hours Updated 01 Apr 2015
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 Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 2400 hours Updated 01 Apr 2015
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 and its Learning

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BSc (Honours) Mathematics and its Learning Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 3600 hours Updated 01 Apr 2015
Mathematics education has long been a government priority. This unique degree course will give you an understanding of how people learn mathematics...

BSc (Honours) Mathematics

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BSc (Honours) Mathematics Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 3600 hours Updated 01 Apr 2015
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 Credit: Sam I Are under CC-BY-NC-SA Updated content
Duration 2400 hours Updated 01 Apr 2015
Computing and IT skills are hugely valued in the modern workplace; studied together with a second complementary subject they can give you an...

BSc (Honours) Economics and Mathematical Sciences

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BSc (Honours) Economics and Mathematical Sciences Copyrighted image Credit: Dreamstime Updated content
Duration 3600 hours Updated 01 Apr 2015
Graduates who understand the commercial and economic environment and who are also highly numerate are in short supply. If you enjoy solving...