Maths as others see it: Track 1


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Visiting a hospital you'd expect to find doctors and nurses, but what about mathematicians? This album illustrates how mathematics is used throughout the Whittington Hospital in London, as well as in every day life. This material forms part of the course MU120 Open mathematics.

By: The OpenLearn Team (The Open University)

  • Duration 12 minutes
  • Updated Tuesday 13th April 2010

Track 1: Maths as others see it

A short introduction to this album.

Tracks in this podcast:

Track Title Description
1 Maths as others see it A short introduction to this album. Play now Maths as others see it
2 The Whittington Hospital Discover the importance and responsibilities of the porters and cleaners in The Whittington Hospital and how maths is used throughout the hospital.. Play now The Whittington Hospital
3 What is maths? Find out how maths is used to measure haemoglobin levels. Plus, what is the public's perception of maths? Play now What is maths?
4 Reflecting on maths Members of the public share their memories of maths in school and a hospital DJ talks us through a typical shift. Play now Reflecting on maths
5 Applying mathematics Members of the public explain how they use maths in their day-to-day lives and we also look at the definition of mathematician. Play now Applying mathematics