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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!...

AS

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)

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!!

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By Roopa S H

•May 22, 2020

first i want to tell thanks becouse giving me that great opportunites and i learn manny things and it will help me to grow my future

By VIRAJ P

•Dec 18, 2020

it is a very good course to start from the beginning in data science I suggest everyone should take time to spend in this course...

By Asif r m

•Jun 7, 2020

Good n best ways of learning and also getting free certificate.i hope all the students will find it best and have learnt in detail.

By Priyankanayakini

•Jul 8, 2020

Data science and math skills is a very good course. Very interesting to learn and given a good knowledge. Thank you Courseera.

By Dibyanshu S D

•May 1, 2020

it was great and brainstorming session. In fact the probability session was a bit tough and tricky. Altogether a great experience.

By Md A R

•Apr 8, 2020

Good course outline and instructors are also well qualified. Would be better if they suggested some additional reading materials.

By shruti b

•Jan 31, 2019

I have learn many things from this course such as algebra, equations,and other math problems. It has given me many information .

By Kehinde O

•Aug 24, 2017

This is a great course for anyone who has little or no experience with elementary algebra and for those who might have forgotten.

By Jonathan D M

•Sep 13, 2020

The basics of math were explained in an easy to understand manner with relevant examples and extremely helpful course material.

By Ritima B

•Jan 31, 2019

Really a great place to get a free education. I already complete a course and am looking forward to complete my second course.

By Luis B

•Apr 21, 2020

Me ha servido pare recordar conceptos y empezar a aprender probabilidad. El curso está muy bien explicado.Me ha gustado mucho

By Sauvik J

•Sep 28, 2018

A bit more information regarding Bayes theorem, Examples and how to tackle them would be better. Other than that it was good.

By JAY A B

•Jun 25, 2020

I have fun sooo much :) Its a great course and highly recommended to anyone who wants to learn and review about probability.

By Mohammad D A

•Apr 12, 2020

One of the best fundamental mathematics course I have stumbled upon. Highly recommended for anyone who is a math enthusiast.

By Rodolfo S

•Apr 22, 2019

Great course! Great material! It has been fun to learn and beginning a data science path with this outstanding introduction.

By Akula B R

•Jun 28, 2020

THE COURSE HAS BEEN BUILT IN A PROGREESIVE WAY Y BUILDING BASICS REQUIRED FOR BAYESIANS AS WELL AS SOME PROBABILITY THEORY.

By Widjati R P

•Jun 14, 2020

The course was good enough. Maybe, after we did the Quiz on Grading, we were given the discussion. Thank you verymuch, Sir!

By ADDANKI R

•May 31, 2020

Its soo helpful and to the point. It also helped me to revise my basics and quizzes made me to test my potential.

THANK YOU

By Alex T

•May 17, 2020

Best way to get started in basic data science maths. A+ for the simplicity and straight-forward explanation!!! Loved it!!!

By Saleh A

•Apr 10, 2020

Some of the things I learned were very challenging and I will be reviewing but this was overall a very informative course.

By Harry M

•Dec 29, 2018

Thanks a lot! It's a huge important course, really... Thanks. Because I want to become a data scientist, so thanks, again.

By Alvaro I

•Aug 12, 2020

It's a good course if you want to refresh certain concepts about math that are also related to the field of Data Science.

By Tyler S D

•Jul 23, 2020

Informative and quick, not a big math fan but it wasn't overly painful. Definitely helped my understanding of Logarithms.

By Shahriar H F

•Jul 17, 2020

This course was fairly easy but the questions from probability were a bit tricky but doable. Overall it's a great course

By Candela G F

•Sep 22, 2020

Los subtítulos en español llega un momento en el que desaparecen. Las explicaciones son muy claras y se hace muy ameno.

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