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

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2,205 reviews

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

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!

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)

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By Lee K H

May 18, 2020

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

By Naykodi N

Apr 19, 2020

this courses are helpful as well as increase your knowledge.It helpful in our carrier.

By Archishman Z

Apr 4, 2020

Amazing Course! Thank you for making it available for free during the COVID-19 crisis.

By Santhosh K G

Apr 1, 2020

Wonderful course. Baye's theorem with more examples would improve the course material.

By Martijn K

May 30, 2021

This was a great introduction. It ramped up at towards the end of the course quickly.

By Syrpailyne W

Apr 19, 2021

I really enjoyed this course. The content was great and the instructors were amazing.

By Vivek G

Aug 27, 2020

Great course for beginners in understanding data analysis using advanced mathematics.

By Ram S

Apr 23, 2020

Very lucid and covers the important concepts well. I used it to refresh my knowledge.

By Joseph L

Jun 15, 2018

An excellent course with good pace provide clear concept and skill to solve question.

By Jose F

Dec 15, 2020

Very useful course where you can practice your mathematical skills in several areas.

By Nguyen H T

Sep 2, 2020

This course is really useful. I would like to say thanks to Mr. Daniel and Mr. Paul.

By Hernan T

Aug 13, 2020

Much better than I expected. The skills gained can also be applied to Data Analysis.

By Pranav A

May 7, 2020

A good course for math lover. Its really healpfull. thank yo so much for this course

By Hasan W B

Apr 25, 2020

Excellent course.If you are a beginner like me then its for you.Enroll and dive in.

By Alex M

May 20, 2018








hallenging quizzes assure that you are getting your investment's worth here.

By Eduardo J V B

Jan 19, 2021

An accessible and informative course on math skills and data science for beginners.

By Makati. D

Jul 15, 2020


I learned a lot from you.

You exaplained every thing perfectly.


By Hamora H

Jul 1, 2020

This course helps me to improve my data science math skill!

Thank you very much ! :D

By casey l

Jan 10, 2020

very good examples, to under stand the theory, then applications show how to apply.

By Silas M

Mar 25, 2019

great course and good basics for anyone starting in Data science highly recommended

By Viviana R

Feb 19, 2019

Great course to learn basic math. It focuses on the essential and it is very clear.

By Mukund B G

Dec 4, 2018

Very good informative, surely has helped me understand probability more intutively.

By Mys

Jun 4, 2017

it was a great course for me having left maths for a while and needing it again now

By Jane M

Jun 4, 2020

The quizzes at the end are quite challenging but the instructors are very helpful!

By Elizabeth T

Apr 30, 2020

Good intro to math. Section on probability is helpful but not completely thorough.