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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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Feb 25, 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 Dr. R M

Nov 11, 2021

very much useful sessions on each topics. Learnt so many concepts through out the sessions.

By Aniket K P

May 30, 2020

Very Informative and Helpful for all the students...

Seen DataSkill into an another level...

By G D D 1

May 8, 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 Sai R K P

Jan 20, 2021

Excellent Course, Please add few topics on Probability with examples in relation to AI ML.

By Jenirose G

Sep 30, 2020

Thank you for this opportunity that I've learned more about math skills. Very interesting.

By Nicco H

Apr 3, 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 1, 2019

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

By lafayette k N

Jan 28, 2021

provides real life scenarios that the learner can relate. week 4 is really challenging :)

By Ana A

Aug 5, 2020

Simple and easy to understand explanation of concepts. A great course! Thank you so much.

By Vanttanai 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 8, 2020

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

By Mahesh M

Jan 11, 2021

Excellent overview of foundational skills needed. Great instructors and course material.

By Monica.S

Aug 15, 2020

Nice experience... Lot of information gathered in this coursera.... Thank you so much...

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 jesus f v r

Jun 20, 2021

Gracias un excelente curso de formación en habilidades matemáticas de Ciencia de Datos.

By Goodness M

Jan 3, 2021

I love the question because they probe at your intuitive understanding of the concepts.

By Dangate, A J

Jul 5, 2020

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