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  • Introducing the Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematical Creative commons image Icon Wellcome Library, London under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Introducing the Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematical

    By Sir Isaac Newton

    Isaac Newton's Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematical was published 330 years ago today. To mark the...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    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...
  • 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

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

    By Professor Cristoph Borgers

    First past the post - the tradition in UK general elections - isn't a great way to deliver the most agreeable result....

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    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...
  • More or Less Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Doreen Salcher | Dreamstime.com

    More or Less

    Tim Harford presents BBC Radio 4's surprising and refreshing guide to statistics in the news.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    26 Jul 2016

  • More or Less

    More or Less Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Doreen Salcher | Dreamstime.com
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 26 Jul 2016
    Tim Harford presents BBC Radio 4's surprising and refreshing guide to statistics in the news.
  • More or Less - Summer 2015 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Doreen Salcher | Dreamstime.com

    More or Less - Summer 2015

    Tim Harford presents BBC Radio 4's surprising and refreshing guide to statistics in the news.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    12 Feb 2016

  • More or Less - Summer 2015

    More or Less - Summer 2015 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Doreen Salcher | Dreamstime.com
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 12 Feb 2016
    Tim Harford presents BBC Radio 4's surprising and refreshing guide to statistics in the news.
  • More or Less: Winter 2016 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Doreen Salcher | Dreamstime.com

    More or Less: Winter 2016

    Tim Harford presents BBC Radio 4's surprising and refreshing guide to statistics in the news.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    12 Feb 2016

  • More or Less: Winter 2016

    More or Less: Winter 2016 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Doreen Salcher | Dreamstime.com
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 12 Feb 2016
    Tim Harford presents BBC Radio 4's surprising and refreshing guide to statistics in the news.
  • Additional efforts: Why we need to be better at maths Creative commons image Icon Sami under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Additional efforts: Why we need to be better at maths

    By Professor Catherine Attard

    We need to be better at maths - and the suggestion that only smart people can be good with numbers is holding a lot...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    19 Jan 2016

  • Additional efforts: Why we need to be better at maths

    Additional efforts: Why we need to be better at maths Creative commons image Icon Sami under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 19 Jan 2016
    We need to be better at maths - and the suggestion that only smart people can be good with numbers is holding a lot of us back.
  • When it comes to teaching maths, does East Asia have the answer? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Monkeybusinessimages | Dreamstime.com

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

    By John Jerrim

    A method of teaching maths popular in East Asia has positive results when introduced in the UK, reports John Jerrim.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    09 Jul 2015

  • 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 Icon 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.
  • OU on the BBC: More or Less - HPV Vaccine, Qatar migrant workers and chocolate diets Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Thodonal | Dreamstime.com

    OU on the BBC: More or Less - HPV Vaccine, Qatar migrant workers and chocolate diets

    Tim Harford and the More or Less team investigate the numbers behin the side-effects of the HPV vaccine, deaths of...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    04 Jun 2015

  • OU on the BBC: More or Less - HPV Vaccine, Qatar migrant workers and chocolate diets

    OU on the BBC: More or Less - HPV Vaccine, Qatar migrant workers and chocolate diets Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Thodonal | Dreamstime.com
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 04 Jun 2015
    Tim Harford and the More or Less team investigate the numbers behin the side-effects of the HPV vaccine, deaths of migrant workers in Qatar and look at the...
  • Past-Time Lover: Albert Einstein Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Neil Arnold

    Past-Time Lover: Albert Einstein

    This article is part of a collection produced for Valentine’s Day. Who would you select for your Valentine from these...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    12 Feb 2015

  • Past-Time Lover: Albert Einstein

    Past-Time Lover: Albert Einstein Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Neil Arnold
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 12 Feb 2015
    This article is part of a collection produced for Valentine’s Day. Who would you select for your Valentine from these iconic figures from history? 
  • Patterns of Life

    Everywhere you look in nature you will find patterns. From the seeds in the flower under your nose to the flock of swallows overhead some patterns keep...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    26 Nov 2014

  • Patterns of Life

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    Patterns of Life Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 26 Nov 2014
    Everywhere you look in nature you will find patterns. From the seeds in the flower...

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  • Returning to STEM

    This free badged course, Returning to STEM, offers useful skills and solutions to help you get back into a career in science, technology,...

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    24 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    08 Jun 2017

  • Returning to STEM

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    Returning to STEM
    Advanced level Duration 24 hours Updated 08 Jun 2017
    This free badged course, Returning to STEM, offers useful skills and solutions to...
  • Teaching secondary mathematics

    This free course, Teaching secondary mathematics, will identify and explore some of the key issues around teaching mathematics in secondary schools...

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    11 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    22 Jun 2016

  • Teaching secondary mathematics

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    Teaching secondary mathematics Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: (c) istockphoto.com / Catherine Yeulet
    Advanced level Duration 11 hours Updated 22 Jun 2016
    This free course, Teaching secondary mathematics, will identify and explore some...

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    Graduate Diploma in Mathematics Education

    Course Course
    Graduate Diploma in Mathematics Education Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 24 Jul 2017
    You don't need a specialist mathematics background to be an effective maths...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Mathematical Sciences

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Mathematical Sciences Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 24 Jul 2017
    As well as being fascinating and intellectually rewarding, the study of...

    BSc (Honours) Mathematics

    Course Course
    BSc (Honours) Mathematics Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 24 Jul 2017
    From economic policy to scientific advancement, mathematics is indispensable to...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Mathematical Sciences

    Course Course
    Diploma of Higher Education in Mathematical Sciences
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 24 Jul 2017
    Mathematics and statistics are vital in modern society, and indispensable to...

    BSc (Honours) Mathematics and its Learning

    Course Course
    BSc (Honours) Mathematics and its Learning Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 24 Jul 2017
    Mathematics education has long been a government priority. This unique degree...

    BSc (Honours) Mathematics and Statistics

    Course Course
    BSc (Honours) Mathematics and Statistics Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 24 Jul 2017
    Mathematics and statistics play an important role in almost every area of life,...

    BSc (Honours) Mathematics and Physics

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    BSc (Honours) Mathematics and Physics Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Irochka | Dreamstime.com
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 24 Jul 2017
    This degree covers an equal amount of topics in mathematics and science,...

    Applied complex variables

    Course Course
    Applied complex variables Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 24 Jul 2017 Register by 17 Aug 2017
    This module is based onApplied Complex Variablesby J. W. Dettman (reprinted by...

    Engineering: mathematics, modelling, applications

    Course Course
    Introductory level Duration 300 hours Updated 24 Jul 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    This module builds on the engineering concepts and basic mathematics in...

    Advanced mathematical methods

    Course Course
    Advanced mathematical methods Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 24 Jul 2017 Register by 17 Aug 2017
    This module teaches advanced mathematical methods with the aid of Maple, an...
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