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Take a trip to infinity

Take a trip to infinity Creative commons image Credit: Guiseppe Savo under CC-BY-NC-ND licence New content
Updated 11 Apr 2014
The concept of ‘infinity’ has enchanted and perplexed the world’s leading mathematicians for centuries. Through her outreach work in schools, Dr...

Who says? The origins of data that gets used to make decisions

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Introductory Level Duration 15 mins Updated 04 Feb 2014
Numbers add authority to news stories and policy decisions. Where do the numbers come from? Should we trust them?

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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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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?...

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Introducing statistics

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Introducing statistics Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Introductory Level Duration 300 hours Updated 24 May 2013 Register by 05 Sep 2013
Learn statistical tools and quantitative methods, covering topics such as summarising data; examining relationships; randomness and sampling...

MSc in Mathematics

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MSc in Mathematics Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 1800 hours Updated 26 Apr 2013
An MSc for mathematicians, scientists and engineers, exploring aspects of pure and applied maths. Options include calculus of variations, fractal...

The story of maths

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The story of maths Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Introductory Level Duration 100 hours Updated 26 Apr 2013 Register by 24 Apr 2014
This short course traces the development of mathematics – from its origins in Egypt and Mesopotamia 4000 years ago to twentieth-century Europe and...