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When it comes to teaching maths, does East Asia have the answer?

When it comes to teaching maths, does East Asia have the answer? Copyrighted image Copyright: Monkeybusinessimages | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 09 Jul 2015
A method of teaching maths popular in East Asia has positive results when introduced in the UK, reports John Jerrim.

Learning about numbers

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 10 Jan 2005
Sue Johnston-Wilder looks at how we develop our skills with numbers

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Diagrams, charts and graphs

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Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 21 Sep 2015
Diagrams, charts and graphs are used by all sorts of people to express information in a visual way, whether it's in a report by a colleague or a...

Numbers, units and arithmetic

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Numbers, units and arithmetic
Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 27 Jul 2015
Do fractions and decimals make you apprehensive about maths? Do you lack confidence in dealing with numbers? If so, then this free course, Numbers,...

Ratio, proportion and percentages

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Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 29 Apr 2015
From politics to cookery, ratios, proportions and percentages are part of everyday life. This free course is designed to help you become more...

Squares, roots and powers

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Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 29 Apr 2015
From paving your patio to measuring the ingredients for your latest recipe, squares, roots and powers really are part of everyday life. This free...

Language, notation and formulas

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Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 30 Sep 2014
Communication is as vital in mathematics as in any language. This free course, Language, notation and formulas, will help you to express yourself...

Exploring distance time graphs

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Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 01 Sep 2014
Graphs are a common way of presenting information. However, like any other type of representation, graphs rely on shared understandings of symbols...

Rounding and estimation

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Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 01 Sep 2014
Scientific calculators are a wonderful invention, but theyre only as good as the people who use them. If you often get an unexpected or ridiculous...

Maths everywhere

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Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 19 Aug 2014
This free course, Maths everywhere, explores reasons for studying mathematics, practical applications of mathematical ideas and aims to help you to...

Modelling heat transfer

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Introductory level Duration 4 hours Updated 14 May 2014
This free course, Modelling heat transfer, is the fourth in the series of five courses on mathematical modelling. In this course you will be taken...

Developing modelling skills

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Introductory level Duration 4 hours Updated 13 May 2014
This free course, Developing modelling skills, is the third in the series of five courses on mathematical modelling. It provides an overview of the...

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Graduate Diploma in Mathematics Education

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Graduate Diploma in Mathematics Education Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
Duration 1200 hours Updated 06 Feb 2016
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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Duration 1200 hours Updated 06 Feb 2016
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 Copyright: Dreamstime
Duration 3600 hours Updated 06 Feb 2016
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 Copyright: Dreamstime
Duration 1200 hours Updated 06 Feb 2016
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 Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 2400 hours Updated 06 Feb 2016
Mathematics and statistics are vital in modern society, and indispensable to problem solving and decision making in a wide range of situations –...

Diploma of Higher Education Open

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Duration 2400 hours Updated 06 Feb 2016
Studying at university level is not just about gaining a degree. We also offer a range of other qualifications, including Certificates and Diplomas...

BSc (Honours) Mathematics and its Learning

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BSc (Honours) Mathematics and its Learning Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
Duration 3600 hours Updated 06 Feb 2016
Mathematics education has long been a government priority. This unique degree course will give you an understanding of how people learn mathematics...

Mathematical methods

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Mathematical methods Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Intermediate level Duration 300 hours Updated 06 Feb 2016 Register by 08 Sep 2016
Solve real problems by transforming them into mathematical models and learning methods of solution, including differential equations, linear...

Discovering mathematics

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Introductory level Duration 300 hours Updated 06 Feb 2016 Register by 08 Sep 2016
Introduces and helps integrate key ideas from statistics, algebra, geometry and trigonometry into your everyday thinking to build your confidence...

Developing geometric thinking

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Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 06 Feb 2016 Register by 08 Sep 2016
Develop your understanding of the learning of geometry at Key Stages 2-4, explore a range of different teaching approaches and develop your...