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Small Data: Summer petrol prices

Small Data: Summer petrol prices Creative commons image Credit: Albert Bridge under CC-BY-SA licence
Updated 01 Aug 2014
It's August - and many families will be heading off soon on summer holidays. But how has the cost of petrol changed over the last ten years?

Understanding numbers: Taking it further

Understanding numbers: Taking it further Creative commons image Credit: Mykl Roventine under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 licence
Updated 25 Jul 2014
Explore how you can use numbers to describe the natural world and make sense of everything from atoms to oceans.

What happens when you try to put a value on everything?

What happens when you try to put a value on everything? Copyrighted image Credit: King Ho Yim | Dreamstime.com
Duration 10 mins Updated 02 Jul 2014
Should we downgrade statistics' triple-a rating? Has the rush to put a figure on everything had a negative impact on how we do politics?

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Modelling heat transfer

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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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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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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...

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Graduate Diploma in Mathematics Education

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Duration 1200 hours Updated 22 Sep 2014
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 22 Sep 2014
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...