A module text book, two teaching units, a module guide, bookmark and a website.
You will need
You require access to the internet at least once a week during the module to download module resources and to keep up to date with module news.
Access to interactive geometry software, such as Cabri Geometre or Geometer’s Sketchpad will be helpful, but not compulsory.
A computing device with a browser and broadband internet access is required for this module. Any modern browser will be suitable for most computer activities. Functionality may be limited on mobile devices.
Any additional software will be provided, or is generally freely available. However, some activities may have more specific requirements. For this reason, you will need to be able to install and run additional software on a device that meets the requirements below.
A desktop or laptop computer with either:
- Windows 7 or higher
- macOS 10.7 or higher
The screen of the device must have a resolution of at least 1024 pixels horizontally and 768 pixels vertically.
To participate in our online-discussion area you will need both a microphone and speakers/headphones.
Our Skills for OU study website has further information including computing skills for study, computer security, acquiring a computer and Microsoft software offers for students.
If you have a disability
The study materials are available in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF). Components may not be available or fully accessible using a screen reader and mathematical, scientific, and foreign language materials may be particularly difficult to read in this way.
There are many diagrams in both the module book and the printed material to provide help with visualising aspects of geometry – these diagrams may present a challenge if you have impaired sight, so diagram descriptions can be made available.
In addition, the computer element of the module requires manipulation of interactive geometry files such as those referred to in the National Curriculum for school mathematics. For students who find difficulty accessing these files, the module team has prepared alternative material in the form of 'imaginings'. The imaginings are available both in audio format and as printed transcripts.
If you have particular study requirements please tell us as soon as possible, as some of our support services may take several weeks to arrange. Find out more about our services for disabled students.