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Basic Science

Understanding Numbers

The course is divided into 4 weeks: Most FutureLearn courses run multiple times. Every run of a course has a set start date but you can join it and work through it after it starts. Find out more This course is intended for anyone with an interest in numbers and making scientific observations. It does not require mathematical skills or any previous experience of studying the subject. There are no special requirements for this course but you may like to find a simple calculator in a drawer or on your mobile phone to help you with some of the maths calculations. You can use the hashtag #FLSciNum19 to talk about this course on social media.

Topics Covered
  • Why science needs numbers including writing and presenting very large and very small numbers for science
  • Using numbers for science including calculating areas, volumes and density
  • Important concepts in numbers for science including rounding, fractions, percentages and negative numbers
  • Communicating numbers for science including averages, drawing and interpreting graphs, correlation, causation and coincidence

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Length 4 weeks
Effort 3 hours per week
Starts Apr 24 (4 weeks ago)
Cost $59
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Instructors Amy Turner, Luke Mander, Conor McQuaid
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Language English
Subjects Programming Engineering
Tags C R Science, Engineering & Maths

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Rating Not enough ratings
Length 4 weeks
Effort 3 hours per week
Starts Apr 24 (4 weeks ago)
Cost $59
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Instructors Amy Turner, Luke Mander, Conor McQuaid
Download Videos Only via web browser
Language English
Subjects Programming Engineering
Tags C R Science, Engineering & Maths

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