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April 13, 2022

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Description

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.

Course Curriculum

  • Introduction 00:10:00
  • Learning outcomes 00:05:00
  • Exploring patterns and processes 00:15:00
  • Looking for relationships 00:20:00
    • Introduction 00:07:00
    • Maths in cookery 00:15:00
    • Maths in healthcare 00:15:00
    • Maths in business 00:15:00
    • Maths in archaeology 00:15:00
    • Your formulas – using a spreadsheet 00:25:00
    • Number tricks 00:20:00
    • Doing and undoing 00:30:00
    • Direct proportion 00:20:00
    • Inverse proportion 00:20:00
    • Inequalities 00:20:00
    • An unsolved problem! 00:20:00
    • Patterns in nature and elsewhere 00:15:00
    • Summing up 00:15:00

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