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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

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!!

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!

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By Madhav K

Apr 2, 2020

It could have been a bit harder. Overall a well thought out and precise course.

By Kenny W

May 7, 2021

I would like to see more walk through explanations as the difficulty increases


Dec 28, 2020

Very helpful for me to revise the topics but struggled a little in probability

By Carlos C

Sep 1, 2020

Useful knowledge.

Interesting to remember important concepts for data analysis.

By Nabin C

Jul 28, 2020

good mathmatics skills to learn and amazing easy learning things available !!!

By Rutuja S

Jun 9, 2020

Great experience while learning, but it will good if it contain more problems.

By Shekh S

May 30, 2020

Coursera is a very effective learning website to improve skill. Thanks Coursea

By Edison E S d J

May 4, 2020

Very good course, but a couple more detailed examples would help comprehension

By Nikhil B N

Apr 14, 2020

Great Beginners course! Would appreciate if they had more interactive lectures

By pranav b

May 2, 2020

the course is well structured but is a bit unclear at the end(week 4 modules)

By Prashant T

Apr 29, 2020

A very good introductory course. Could have more foundational concepts taught

By Cyndee F

Dec 14, 2020

A good review. Love the notes they provide. Would have liked more in week 4.

By ashfaq a

Oct 4, 2020

this course gave me a better foundation in mathematic skills in data science

By jessie

Aug 16, 2020

last week class need more explanation since the quiz is harder than expected

By Tej S

May 4, 2020

Its really helpful to build fundamental concept on school level mathematics.

By Алекс Б

Aug 4, 2020

maybe need more details about probabilities, and add Russian to the text :)

By Moses A

Jan 27, 2021

This course has reminded me of almost all the techniques i have forgotten.

By Federico C

Dec 23, 2020

Solid course to refresh math and statistic concepts, strogly recommend it.

By Sampath k R

Aug 11, 2020

Excellent course I enjoined. I looking forward this type course. Thank you

By guryash d

Apr 24, 2020

Great course to upgrade your Mathematical skills required for Data Science

By Aditi M

Sep 20, 2017

The second half of Week 4 was good. Rest of the weeks were pretty simple.

By A F

Nov 26, 2020

I think the explanations in the probability lessons are a bit too brief.

By Syed F

Aug 17, 2020

It's great for brushing up on your Statistics and Probability knowledge.

By Hangxiao Z

May 19, 2020

The first three weeks are too simple, while the fourth week is too hard.

By Murray F

Jan 16, 2018

The guys are clearly very well across their stuff but don't act like it.