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Take a trip to infinity

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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...

Talking primes

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Introductory Level Duration 15 mins Updated 12 Jul 2012
What is so magical about prime numbers - and what makes them musical? The Material World wanted to find out...

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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?...

Working mathematically

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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...

Surfaces

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Advanced Level Duration 20 hours Updated 18 Aug 2011
Surfaces are a special class of topological spaces that crop up in many places in the world of mathematics. In this unit, you will learn to...

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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...

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...

BSc (Honours) Mathematics

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BSc (Honours) Mathematics Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 3600 hours Updated 15 Feb 2013
Gain a secure understanding of mathematics with this degree that looks at topics in mathematics, from pure mathematics to how mathematics is used...