Using vectors to model
This free course, Using vectors to model, introduces the topic of vectors. The subject is developed without assuming you have come across it before, but the course assumes that you have previously had a basic grounding in algebra and trigonometry, and how to use Cartesian coordinates for specifying a point in a plane. First published on Fri, 01 Apr 20
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England played a dominant role in the medieval history of Britain, and the history of the UK is undoubtedly the history of the political and cultural domination of the English nation over those of Scotland, Wales and Ireland. In the making of the UK, each component nation played a different role: the English and Scottish kingdoms, the incorporation of Wales into the English Crown, and the subjugation of Ireland. The making of the UK was complex and fraught with violent confrontations, particu
Author(s): The Open University

Observations are the most direct method of getting information about people's behaviour. In everyday life we all frequently observe other people. Psychologists have devised a range of methods for systematically observing other people. These range from participant observation through to highly structured and targeted observations. In participant observation, the researcher is part of what is being observed and writes up notes whenever possible. Sometimes these notes include an insider v
Author(s): The Open University

Educator and schools researcher Prof David Clarke discusses new understanding of student learning and success in maths and science, gathered from extensive observation of classroom interaction and negotiation styles. Presented by Elisabeth Lopez.

If the numbers you want to subtract are too large for you to do the calculation in your head, you can use a calculator. Alternatively, you can do the calculation on paper.

Write your starting number at the top with the number you want to subtract from it underneath. Because the order in which you subtract one number from another matters, it is important to put the correct numbers on top and bottom. Then draw a line underneath.

Write the numbers so the digits form columns and they
Author(s): The Open University

Bleak outlook for UK retailers
Jan.4 - Britain's No.2 clothing retailer warns sales and profit growth in 2012-13 will be modest thanks to the euro zone debt crisis, a credit squeeze and rising unemployment. Hayley Platt reports.
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Virtual Maths, Brick Density - Water Displacement method
Presentation explaining how to calculate the density of a brick using water displacement method.
Author(s): Leeds Metropolitan University

Social care, social work and the law
The law and aspects of the legal system have a massive impact on the lives of social workers, from defining policy and procedure to the actual process of day-to-day working. This album presents an encompassing and engrossing look at the interaction between legal and social teams, and how different professions and groups interact to ensure equality and representation for all members of society. Not only do these discussions offer an insight into the justification and implementation of policy, the
Author(s): The iTunes U team

This course is not concerned with how accounting information is captured or stored, nor how it is used internally within an international group, although those are certainly significant issues, but rather with how public financial statements are prepared, audited and used. Essentially, we are dealing with how reports on a company's financial situation are compiled for external purposes and how that compilation is constrained and shaped. Reporting rules are not exactly the same in any two coun
Author(s): The Open University

Professor Christine Griffin inaugural lecture: Identity and belonging in young peopleâ€™s lives
The lecture focused on Professor Griffin's research about young people's everyday lives and what is important to them. She argued that young people are usually most concerned with fitting in, with where they belong in psychological and social terms - and with having fun. However, young people in affluent western societies are the target of substantial marketing campaigns that take full advantage of this in their advertising, branding and marketing of a range of products.Author(s): No creator set

Iodide ions (Iâˆ’) derived, like all mineral elements, from the breakdown of rocks, is present in some soils, but much of it has been dissolved out by water over millions of years and washed down into the sea. It is concentrated by some marine organisms, and so can occur at quite high concentrations in edible seaweed, and in fish and other seafood. Thus people living near coasts often have sufficient iodine in their diet, whereas those living in mountainous areas, such as the Himal
Author(s): The Open University