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Data science courses contain math—no avoiding that! This course is designed to teach learners the basic math you will need in order to be successful in almost any data science math course and was created for learners who have basic math skills but may not have taken algebra or pre-calculus. Data Science Math Skills introduces the core math that data science is built upon, with no extra complexity, introducing unfamiliar ideas and math symbols one-at-a-time.
Learners who complete this course will master the vocabulary, notation, concepts, and algebra rules that all data scientists must know before moving on to more advanced material.
Topics include:
~Set theory, including Venn diagrams
~Properties of the real number line
~Interval notation and algebra with inequalities
~Uses for summation and Sigma notation
~Math on the Cartesian (x,y) plane, slope and distance formulas
~Graphing and describing functions and their inverses on the x-y plane,
~The concept of instantaneous rate of change and tangent lines to a curve
~Exponents, logarithms, and the natural log function.
~Probability theory, including Bayes’ theorem.
While this course is intended as a general introduction to the math skills needed for data science, it can be considered a prerequisite for learners interested in the course, "Mastering Data Analysis in Excel," which is part of the Excel to MySQL Data Science Specialization. Learners who master Data Science Math Skills will be fully prepared for success with the more advanced math concepts introduced in "Mastering Data Analysis in Excel."
Good luck and we hope you enjoy the course!...

May 17, 2020

Effective way to refresh and add the Data Science math skills! Thanks a lot! At the time of the study some of the quizzes content were not rendering correctly on mobile devices (both iPad and Android)

Jan 12, 2019

Effective way to refresh and add the Data Science math skills! Thanks a lot! At the time of the study some of the quizzes content were not rendering correctly on mobile devices (both iPad and Android)

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By ANUJ S

•Mar 29, 2018

This course was very good. Adding few advance topics like various distributions will help too.

By Steve T

•Mar 21, 2017

Great course covering the fundamentals which I had largely forgotten (not used) since college.

By Karthick .

•Apr 17, 2020

This course so good .I have learned so many things and it's very useful.coursera is the best.

By Alireza G

•Aug 27, 2017

I was looking for such a course that particularity covers the Math required for Data Science.

By Blazej

•Apr 02, 2017

Very condensed yet accessible material. Great invitation for further, more deep dive studies!

By Leandro L

•May 18, 2020

Very good basic maths course, useful to remember the basic concepts from pre-calculus times.

By Swastik A

•Apr 25, 2020

Nice,

In my engineering classes I have red these topics so it was really fun to exercise more

By 施捷

•Jan 01, 2020

Two lecturers cooperated with each other quite well! And I enjoyed those real-life examples.

By AISHWARYA B

•Feb 26, 2019

It is a very useful for learning basic mathematics which are required to learn data science.

By Ankita O

•Nov 12, 2017

Excellent course with excellent examples and challenging test. Really enjoyed the course!!!!

By Aniket K P

•May 30, 2020

Very Informative and Helpful for all the students...

Seen DataSkill into an another level...

By GD D

•May 08, 2020

Topics very well explained with appropriate examples. The quiz really helped me to improve.

By Francisco A

•May 10, 2019

Great introduction to the required math skills necessary to apply data science. Very useful

By Mikko H

•Apr 04, 2020

I learned a lot in this course. The assessments are challenging at the same time exciting.

By Bharat S

•Jun 23, 2019

Very informative and engaging course. Examples are very thought provoking. Thanks a bunch.

By kai k

•Mar 02, 2019

it gets quite challenging at the end but its a good refresher. like the pdf helpers a ton!

By Wattanai S

•May 25, 2020

Good for beginner to study and someone who want to repeat the old knowledge in university

By MR. P D

•May 12, 2020

That was such a good course I have seen on the Coursera.

Thanx for Teaching Me this course

By Dr. J V S

•May 09, 2020

This course is very good. During this course i recalled and tested my mathematics basics.

By Ezra P S

•May 11, 2020

A very good course with clear explanation and Higher-order-thinking skills problem sets.

By Sureshkumar M S

•Apr 23, 2020

Its is really worth spending my valuable time to gain this exposure to Basic math skills

By Roger S

•Feb 21, 2020

Good refreshment of your highschool math knowledge if you haven't done math for a while.

By Ding Q

•Jul 27, 2019

It helps you build the basic math skills in easy introducing way and you would enjoy it!

By Dangate, A J

•Jul 05, 2020

I like the course only is that I really find it hard to do the probability theory part.

By Lee K H

•May 18, 2020

thanks for the amazing course, but there should be some minor adjustments on the video.

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