Special thanks to Prof. Vladimir Podolskii and Prof. Alexander S. Kulikov for their amazing explanations and diligent visuals of the concepts as well as problem sets. You Rock!
It's a perfect introduction to combinatorics and probability, short, fun, and easy to understand. I would like to see more puzzles, those are extremely fun and interesting
By Deleted A•
Some of the concepts proved difficult on initial inspection but the videos made concepts clear and the quizzes ensure I understood the concept before moving on.
By Ziad B•
I really enjoyed taking this course. The teaching was pretty good and some of the quiz questions will challenge you if you haven't done Combinatorics before.
By SUPAKORN S•
Great lessons, great instructors, literacy slides, this course has everything. I'm so proud to complete two out of five courses in this specialization!
By Kaustubh F•
Amazing course, gave me geometrical intuitions some times that made understanding a whole lot easier. The explanation was quite clear.
By James C•
Difficult topics discussed in easy to understand ways and uses fun and interesting problems/exercises to test your understanding.
By Joseph D•
informative material presented clearly and simply. I had studied bayes before and it was nice to get a concise review.
By Farhan F A•
I am grateful to the teachers for such an amazing journey throughout the courses. Especially the puzzles designed.
By Peter N•
Fantastic course! Really like Vladimir Podolskii's explanations and sense of humor. Great dice game at the end!
By ANIRUDH K•
Great course, I really enjoyed it. Concepts becomes more clear if you have already studied combinatorics.
By Andrew M•
A great course that is well organized. I love Professor Alexander Shen, because he makes me happy.
By Tyler E•
I'm loving the discreet math in cs specialization and solving these problems is very rewarding!!!
By Harish K T•
If you really want to have a greater grasp over mathematics, don't miss this course.
By Karan S•
The explanations with examples and simulations make the concepts crystal clear.
By Aviral B•
This course is aptly difficult as it should be
By M. A•
The course is fine, but there are some problems. First, the instructors' explanations in the video sometimes inaudible. One should be careful when watching the lecture video. Second, there are some grammatical mistakes, particularly in the last week (Week 6). As far as I know, die is singular and dice is plural. There is no word "dices", yet one of the instructors uses this terminology. Third, there are some notational differences in this course to those normally used in probability theory. I don't know why the instructors use the lowercase variables f and g (instead of the standards X and Y) to denote random variables. And finally, some of the proofs are not rigorously explained. I advise whoever taking this class to refer to any standard textbook in combinatorics and probability theory. Nevertheless, despite all these problems, this course combines mathematical thinking and programming in an interesting setting. Perhaps, this is how mathematics is delivered in Russia, which is renown for its competitive programming achievements.
By Angelo F•
Some exercises are challenging, but I think the course is not well organized. If you're newbie to probability, it's not the course for you, because it's not comprehensive. If you had already studied probability, like me, this course allows you to review some concepts, but not all.
If I'd take a course of combinatorics and probability I'd rather choose the MIT Course from Edx, if it were available. I've watched some classes as an audit and it's far better.
By Luis M V F•
This is course is informative, but the instructors in general are terrible. I do not like too much the approach the follow, and I cannot see a good mathematical background. In addition, some explanations are very vague. The contents of the course are great, but I strongly recommend reviewing materials by yourself if you really want to learn.
By Ghali L H•
The final project's guide is not good.
More assistance should be required from the instructors.
By Shubham C•
Teaching style may not suit to you. First take audit course for try.
By Konstantin K•
It is better to read slides and do not watch the videos
By Jithin S•
The french professor is not great at explaing
By Suman S•
I liked the course, but it should have a disclaimer of the pre-requisite of good python knowledge required. The last assignment is 23% of the total grades. Unfortunately, instructors don't even teach any basics of python to tackle the assignments. This is the most unprofessional thing about the course. The rest of the material in the course is fun. I am giving the course a 2-star rating because of my deep struggle with the last assignment.
By Abhishek M•
You should provide more content materials and professors should describe more about the course or topics.
By Ryan B•
By Arpan K D•
A brilliant introduction to combinatorics and probability. The professors bring some method to the madness of combinatorics by drawing an extremely helpful quadrant (ordered or unordered vs with repetition or without repetition) to explain how to structurally approach combinatorics problems. The lessons on probability cover probability and random variables, with some well chosen problems to demonstrate why we need both concepts. Finally, the project in week 6 is extremely helpful for people who are rusty in programming, allowing them to implement a solution leveraging combinatorics and python programming.