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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Data Science Math Skills by Duke University

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About the Course

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!...

Top reviews

Jan 11, 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)

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!!

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By An T

Dec 10, 2020

I expected more from Duke University.

By Roy M K

Dec 15, 2020

It's an awesome learning experience.

By Rajamanikam

Jun 30, 2020

Course Tutors are teaching nicely :)

By Barsha K

May 5, 2020

Overall good, little tough on week 4

By Pheello M

Apr 29, 2020

Good course and supporting materials

By Thai H D

Jul 14, 2020

very useful for building foundation

By Ziyu

Jun 9, 2020

the last unit is a bit confusing...

By Praveen S K

May 15, 2020

Some concepts not explain properly.

By Sidharth S

Apr 20, 2020

Thanks for this awesome course sir.


May 5, 2020

A good course for math begianers

By hafsa s

Apr 13, 2020

Great for a review of the basics

By Hein Z

Nov 6, 2018

Nice start math for Data Science

By vendhanramalingam p

Nov 18, 2020

good to improve the math skills

By nsenga s

Jun 29, 2020

This course is very interesting

By Ahmar H K

Apr 23, 2020

Probability part was difficult.

By 郑昕妍

May 6, 2017

very coherent class! Thank you!

By Parimal M

May 1, 2020

Content was really helpful !!

By Mahmoud H

Jul 12, 2020

Great content, Well done !!!

By Rabiyatul A H

May 20, 2020

Worth to refresh math skills

By Prayag S C

Jul 23, 2020

Very interested course.


By Umashankar

May 23, 2020

Nice course for a beginner.

By Anuj S

May 12, 2020

fully satisfied with course

By Chhitij V

Apr 30, 2020

Probability course was good

By Anushka T

Apr 24, 2020

good course for a kickstart

By saurabh

Nov 22, 2019

Please send the certificate