Back to Data Science Math Skills

stars

9,312 ratings

•

2,114 reviews

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!...

VS

Sep 22, 2020

This course syllabus is great. It starts wonderfully. Week 1 to 4 is taught by Paul Bendich, and Daniel Egger the instruction is awesome. Effective way to refresh and add the Data Science math skills!

RS

May 5, 2020

This was mostly review for me though probability especially Beyes Theorem derivation was new. The instructors provided clear often refreshing ways to look at material.\n\nThank you for a great class!!

Filter by:

By Karthik M D

•Jun 5, 2020

A well structured course. Content is simple and limited yet it sticks to necessary for data science

By 坤银 向

•Aug 30, 2017

The last part is a little bit confusing, I think there should be more introduction about why is it.

By Michael L

•Aug 21, 2017

Would definitely recommend this course as an introduction or refresher to Data Science Math Skills!

By Neel P

•Jul 3, 2017

Can be make still better and more descriptive content with more examples in the instruction videos.

By tharusha g m

•Sep 8, 2020

Overall I really like this class because all lectures, assignments, and tests are straight forward

By Catherine B

•Aug 18, 2020

The Probability class (week 4) is difficult, maybe more examples should be explained during class.

By Rakesh K

•Jul 18, 2020

Wish it was faster and some of the earlier topics were too basic. Overall, it was a decent course.

By Ravi S

•Apr 21, 2020

Great Subject for the Data Science Students which cover most of the topic related to the subjects.

By 冯乔俊

•Jan 24, 2017

Suitable for high school students. For a University student it can be easily finished in 1-2 days.

By K B S P

•Jul 14, 2020

An effective and interactive course to start with the basics of data science math-related topics.

By Kochenkova K E

•Jun 20, 2020

The course was pretty easy except for the last week. The teacher of the first 2 weeks was better.

By Yuanzhi Z

•May 6, 2020

The course is very relaxed and very quick to sort out the mathematical knowledge of data science.

By Vaidhyanathan S M

•May 5, 2020

The Course was really good to refresh the math concepts needed from a data science point of view.

By Vipin V

•May 1, 2020

Great lectures, the quizzes were extremely helpful in judging my understanding towards the topics

By Annie J

•Jul 26, 2020

It was exactly helpful.Coursera gave me a proper understanding of sets, probability and graphs.

By SUNIL P

•Jun 22, 2020

Probability concepts could be made easier and simpler to understand with more and more examples.

By Raja R K

•Aug 4, 2017

Good course, to really brush up basic Math. It would be worth to go bit deeper into derivatives.

By Ayush S

•Apr 9, 2020

Good course to learn the basics but the explanation of Probability part should have been better

By Bob S

•Sep 14, 2019

A pretty good course, though the second half wasn't explained as intuitively as the first half.

By Luke E

•Jul 5, 2017

Really great for the algebra. Statistics was harder and needed more reading around the subject

By Veethika G

•Apr 17, 2020

It's very good and if you're beginning your career in data science, this course, it's for you.

By Mireya C O P

•Jul 26, 2020

Un buen curso para las bases. Lastima la baja de calidad del contenido para la ultima semana.

By BARGHOUTHE M

•Jun 12, 2020

c'est très intéressant.

Merci infiniment coursera pour la qualité du cours que vous présentez.

By Arihant J

•Jun 5, 2020

Good Course. Can be Extended with more lessons and a little more depth in the topics chosen..

By Md S B S

•May 6, 2017

it is a good course for beginner.Most of the lectures are informative and easy to understand.

- Google Data Analyst
- Google Project Management
- Google UX Design
- Google IT Support
- IBM Data Science
- IBM Data Analyst
- IBM Data Analytics with Excel and R
- IBM Cybersecurity Analyst
- Facebook Social Media Marketing
- IBM Full Stack Cloud Developer
- Salesforce Sales Development Representative
- Salesforce Sales Operations
- Soporte de Tecnologías de la Información de Google
- Certificado profesional de Suporte em TI do Google
- Google IT Automation with Python
- DeepLearning.AI Tensorflow
- Popular Cybersecurity Certifications
- Popular SQL Certifications
- Popular IT Certifications
- See all certificates

- Skills for Data Science Teams
- Data Driven Decision Making
- Software Engineering Skills
- Soft Skills for Engineering Teams
- Management Skills
- Marketing Skills
- Skills for Sales Teams
- Product Manager Skills
- Skills for Finance
- Android Development Projects
- TensorFlow and Keras Projects
- Python for Everybody
- Deep Learning
- Excel Skills for Business
- Business Foundations
- Machine Learning
- AWS Fundamentals
- Data Engineering Foundations
- Data Analyst Skills
- Skills for UX Designers

- MasterTrack® Certificates
- Professional Certificates
- University Certificates
- MBA & Business Degrees
- Data Science Degrees
- Computer Science Degrees
- Data Analytics Degrees
- Public Health Degrees
- Social Sciences Degrees
- Management Degrees
- Degrees from Top European Universities
- Master's Degrees
- Bachelor's Degrees
- Degrees with a Performance Pathway
- Bsc Courses
- What is a Bachelor's Degree?
- How Long Does a Master's Degree Take?
- Is an Online MBA Worth It?
- 7 Ways to Pay for Graduate School
- See all degrees