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  • Uncertainty within the Realm of Statistics Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: The image is a drawn diagram from an academic at the OU

    Uncertainty within the Realm of Statistics

    By Katie Chicot

    Mathematician and tutor, Katie Chicot, questions the role of "certainty" within the realm of statistical data....

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    06 Oct 2017

  • Uncertainty within the Realm of Statistics

    Uncertainty within the Realm of Statistics Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: The image is a drawn diagram from an academic at the OU
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 06 Oct 2017
    Mathematician and tutor, Katie Chicot, questions the role of "certainty" within the realm of statistical data. She interviews Carol Calvert on the...
  • Are movies really getting longer? Creative commons image Icon rpb1001 under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license

    Are movies really getting longer?

    By Evan Stewart

    You might think movies are getting longer and longer - but the data tells a more interesting story. Evan Stewart...

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    5 mins

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    14 Sep 2017

  • Are movies really getting longer?

    Are movies really getting longer? Creative commons image Icon rpb1001 under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 Sep 2017
    You might think movies are getting longer and longer - but the data tells a more interesting story. Evan Stewart orders a large popcorn.
  • Perplex: Classic puzzles, past and present Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    Perplex: Classic puzzles, past and present

    By Katie Chicot

    Test your puzzle-solving ability with incredibly immersive and interactive puzzles from The Open University and UKMT

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    31 Aug 2017

  • Perplex: Classic puzzles, past and present

    Perplex: Classic puzzles, past and present Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 31 Aug 2017
    Test your puzzle-solving ability with incredibly immersive and interactive puzzles from The Open University and UKMT
  • How network science can unravel Al Capone's criminal associates Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Public domain
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    25 Aug 2017

  • How network science can unravel Al Capone's criminal associates

    How network science can unravel Al Capone's criminal associates Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Public domain
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    In new research which studies the social relationships of organized crime in Chicago in the 1920s, Chris M. Smith and Andrew V. Papachristos were able to...
  • 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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    16 Aug 2017

  • More or Less

    More or Less Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The BBC
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 16 Aug 2017
    Tim Harford presents BBC Radio 4's surprising and refreshing guide to statistics in the news.
  • Using data visualisation to track climate change Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Deutsches Institut fur Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), Bonn

    Using data visualisation to track climate change

    By Baraka Rateng’

    A German team have created a tool to show the scale of effort required to beat climate change - and to help...

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    01 Aug 2017

  • Using data visualisation to track climate change

    Using data visualisation to track climate change Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Deutsches Institut fur Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), Bonn
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 Aug 2017
    A German team have created a tool to show the scale of effort required to beat climate change - and to help stakeholders understand challenges and...
  • Introducing the Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematical Creative commons image Icon Wellcome Library, London under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
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    05 Jul 2017

  • Introducing the Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematical

    Introducing the Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematical Creative commons image Icon Wellcome Library, London under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 05 Jul 2017
    Isaac Newton's Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematical was published 330 years ago today. To mark the anniversary, here's Newton's original...
  • Horizon: 10 Things You Need to Know... Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    Horizon: 10 Things You Need to Know...

    ...About the Future. Hannah Fry delves into the data we have today to give an evidence-based vision of tomorrow. 

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    20 Jun 2017

  • Horizon: 10 Things You Need to Know...

    Horizon: 10 Things You Need to Know... Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
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    ...About the Future. Hannah Fry delves into the data we have today to give an evidence-based vision of tomorrow. 
  • How good were the pollster's predictions? Creative commons image Icon Manuel M. Vicente from Spain under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    How good were the pollster's predictions?

    By Leighton Vaughan Williams

    As politicians try to make sense of the results of the 2017 General Election, how well did the polls give us a guide...

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    12 Jun 2017

  • How good were the pollster's predictions?

    How good were the pollster's predictions? Creative commons image Icon Manuel M. Vicente from Spain under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 12 Jun 2017
    As politicians try to make sense of the results of the 2017 General Election, how well did the polls give us a guide to the final result? Leighton Vaughan...
  • Does maths offer a better model for multi-candidate elections? Creative commons image Icon Peter Miller under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
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    07 Jun 2017

  • Does maths offer a better model for multi-candidate elections?

    Does maths offer a better model for multi-candidate elections? Creative commons image Icon Peter Miller under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Jun 2017
    First past the post - the tradition in UK general elections - isn't a great way to deliver the most agreeable result. Cristoph Borgers suggests we make it...

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  • 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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    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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    The Egyptians are known for being ahead of their time in comparison to some...
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    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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    This free course looks at Babylonian mathematics. You will learn how a series of...
  • 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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    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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    Do you want to improve your ability to divide one number into another, especially...
  • Maths for science and technology

    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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    27 Jul 2016

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    Youre about to start a course in science and technology and you're wondering...
  • Language, notation and formulas

    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,...
  • Ratio, proportion and percentages

    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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    From politics to cookery, ratios, proportions and percentages are part of everyday...