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International Women's Day

International Women's Day celebrates the achievements of women to raise awareness about gender equality. This year the theme is #ChooseToChallenge. How will you help forge a gender-equal world?

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

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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 iconic figures from history? 

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Decolonising the Curriculum through the History of Mathematics

As part of Black History Month, June Barrow-Green and Brigitte Stenhouse gave a presentation in which they explored how historical sources can be used to decolonise the mathematics curriculum.

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Trusting Statistics in Today’s News

With so many contradictory statistics in the news, how do you know which COVID-19 stats are accurate? Who can you trust?

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COVID-19: Making decisions based on flawed statistics

Can the UK be unlocked with a faulty key? A case for ending lockdown rests on bad statistics.

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Teaching mathematics

  This free course, Teaching mathematics, has been designed for non-specialist mathematics teachers of 8 to 14 year olds, teaching assistants, home schoolers and parents and draws on the established provision of mathematics education at the Open University. It can also be used as Continuing Professional Development by individuals or groups of teachers. The authors have many years’ experience of teaching mathematics in the classroom and in Initial and Continuing Teacher Education.    

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Improve your everyday maths for free

The Open University has teamed up with charity National Numeracy to enable everyone to boost their confidence with numbers using the National Numeracy Challenge.

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

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Fake news during COVID-19

Dr Kaustubh Adhikari, Lecturer in Statistics at The Open University, interviews science integrity expert Dr Elisabeth Bik.

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Ask the experts: Coronavirus fake news & medical terminology

A discussion and Q&A session on COVID-19 with experts from the OU STEM faculty.

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The research and modelling of COVID-19

Dr Kaustubh Adhikari, Lecturer in Statistics at The Open University, interviews Dr Sayantan Banerjee, a statistician from IIM-Indore.

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