Succeed with maths – Part 2

This free badged course from The Open University will develop your mathematical knowledge and skills using everyday examples.
What’s it about?

Following on from Succeed with maths – Part 1, this free badged course will continue to develop your mathematical knowledge and skills using everyday examples. The course will guide you through measurement, scientific notation (based upon powers of 10) and roots of numbers, shapes and how to calculate their properties before finally turning to how to construct and read from tables, charts and graphs.  It provides a solid foundation for you to continue with studies in any subject which requires some degree of mathematical knowledge.. 

What will I learn?

 After completing this course you will be able to:

  • understand the SI and imperial systems of measurement
  • understand and use scientific notation in different situations
  • describe and calculate the basic properties of circles, four-sided shapes and triangles
  • understand some different ways of representing and analysing data.
What’s involved?

Although the course has been designed to be studied over eight weeks, the course is open all year for you to join at anytime and study at your own pace.

You'll start with looking at different units of measurement for length and how to convert between these, before moving onto the same for volume and mass (known as weight in everyday language). In following weeks you’ll move on to look at scientific notation, basic geometry and ways of representing and analysing data. You’ll use plenty of real-life examples to help with this and get plenty of opportunities to practise your new understanding and skills.

Part of this practice will be the weekly interactive quizzes, of which Weeks 4 and 8 will provide you an opportunity to earn a badge to demonstrate your new skills. 




Course Code: SWMB_2
Available: 10 February 2015
Duration: 8 weeks,3 hours
Type: Micro course
Assessments: 2 hours

Course Credit: Non accredited
Additional Courses:
Credential: Digital badge, Statement of Participation

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The Open University is proud to make this course freely available under a Creative Commons licence. Unless otherwise stated or third-party materials which are used with permission, so are not subject to the Creative Commons licence, or ours to give away. Full details can be found in the Acknowledgements section of the course.