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Everyday maths 2
Everyday maths 2

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This free course was written by Joanne Davies, West Herts College, using materials belonging to The Open School Trust Ltd. (trading as the National Extension College), in partnership with Bedford College Group, Middlesbrough College and The Open University. Copyright in this material belongs to The Open University, 2019.

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Session 1 Figure 1 Fruit maths puzzle: Taken from

Session 1 Figure 2 Rounding up and down: Rounding arrows - © Garganel |

Session 1 Figure 6 Smarties in different colours: Smarties - © Floortje / iStock / Getty Images Plus

Session 1 Figure 13 Scones on a plate: - © from_my_point_of_view / iStock / Getty Images Plus

Session 1 Figure 21 A calculation using the four operations: What is the answer - Taken from Cazoom Maths

Session 1 Figure 22 The BIDMAS order of operations: Order of operation - jennyskene

Session 1 Figure 23 Inverse operations: Inversion - 4mulafun

Session 2 Figure 5 Different currency notes: Money image - © MarioGuti / iStock / Getty Images Plus

Session 2 Figure 11 A radio alarm clock: alarm - © Jeff Lueders / 123 Royalty Free

Session 2 Figure 20 Distance, speed and time formulas: Average speed - Taken from

Session 3 Figure 11 Degrees of a circle: Degrees - © neyro2008 / 123 Royalty Free

Session 3 Figure 15 A graph to show the population of the Kakapo bird on Stewart Island: Kakapo birds graph - Taken from bitesize

Session 3 Figure 19 A mountain range of different sized peaks: Peaks and troughs - © Jianzhou(lwtt93) Li / iStock / Getty Images Plus

Session 3 Figure 20 Below average and mean average: Snails - Adapted from 2017/ 05/ 03/ using-reversion-to-mean-for-reit-investments/. Publisher unknown

Session 3 Figure 23 Probability – the odds are you are already using it: Probability cartoon - © Mark Anderson

Session 4 Figure 1 Floor plan of a house: Floor plan image: Maryna Semeshchuk / 123 Royalty Free

Session 4 Figure 11 A round chocolate cake: Cake image - robynmac / iStock / Getty Images Plus

Session 4 Figure 12 A round garden pond: Pond in garden - © roseov / 123 Royalty Free

Session 4 Figure 33 A volume cartoon: cartoon classroom: Volume - © Mark Anderson

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