Patterns occur everywhere in art, nature, science and especially mathematics. Being able to recognise, describe and use these patterns is an important skill that helps you to tackle a wide variety of different problems. This free course, Starting with maths: Patterns and formulas, explores some of these patterns, from ancient number patterns to the latest mathematical research.
Course learning outcomes
After studying this course, you should be able to:
visualise problems using pictures and diagrams
recognise patterns in a variety of different situations
use a word formula to help solve a problem
derive simple word formulas, for example for use in a spreadsheet
use doing and undoing diagrams to change formulas round.