Skip to main content

About this free course

Download this course

Share this free course

Succeed with maths: part 2
Succeed with maths: part 2

Start this free course now. Just create an account and sign in. Enrol and complete the course for a free statement of participation or digital badge if available.

Week 3: Everyday patterns and formulas

Introduction

Patterns occur everywhere in art, nature, science and especially mathematics. Being able to recognise, describe and use these patterns is an important skill to have when tackling a variety of different problems and in understanding the world, for example, predicting the effect on fish numbers for a given amount harvested from the sea. This course explores some of these patterns, ranging from ancient number patterns to the latest mathematical research. It also looks at useful practical applications that are relevant to everyday life. Your study of this subject is spread over two weeks, and includes plenty of activities for you to do to gain confidence with these ideas.

In the following video Maria introduces you to Week 3:

Download this video clip.Video player: swim2_week_3.mp4
Copy this transcript to the clipboard
Print this transcript
Show transcript|Hide transcript
 
Interactive feature not available in single page view (see it in standard view).

After studying this unit, you should be able to:

  • recognise patterns in a variety of different situations
  • use word formulas to help solve a problem
  • write your own word formulas to help solve a problem.