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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!...

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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!

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)

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By Bijaya B

•Jun 18, 2020

Well Structured course , had fun learning. Thanks to Duke University and Coursera for the opportunity.

By Manav P

•Mar 9, 2020

I was a good experience to learn the base of mathematical skills related to data science and analytics

By Karim M E

•Jul 20, 2019

the course was great but the last week was so hard and the instructor didn't explain the subject well

By Eric G

•Sep 17, 2017

Good refresher course. The course instruction would definitely benefit from some real world examples.

By Sarhane H

•Nov 15, 2020

Great content. Unfortenatly some Math display problems and some errors with assignments validation.

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

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