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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!...

May 17, 2020

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 06, 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 jarod

•Nov 18, 2017

very good lesson with common skills for data science, really helpful!

By B. I

•Jul 09, 2020

It is a way of easy to understand the mathematical skills I liked it

By Azim R N

•Jun 13, 2020

This is my first experience on Coursera, Very happy with the result!

By Prabhat R

•Jun 02, 2020

The course is good and covers most of the required basics very well.

By Pallavi S

•May 11, 2020

Really good course, basics are clear now, enjoyed doing this course.

By Brian P

•Jan 20, 2020

This course helped boost my confidence in the field of data science!

By Faraaz H

•Feb 25, 2018

Nice course which could help one revise all studied at junior level.

By Syed H H

•Jul 12, 2020

This is an excellent course. It inhanced my skills in Data Science.

By Manoj K D

•Jun 30, 2020

The method of teaching was very good. I like videos,quizzes ...etc

By Nishant T

•May 17, 2020

A very interesting data science course provided by duke university

By Sai P B

•Apr 30, 2020

I just completed it in 1 day, had fun completing it successfully !

By Trần N Đ N

•Dec 19, 2019

The course is very basic and easy to understand with many example.

By Francine S

•Nov 09, 2019

Step by step course! Perfect for beginners. I highly recommend it.

By Haresh A

•May 28, 2020

The course content is very efficient and flexible, ease to learn.

By Mahdieh m

•May 25, 2020

it was useful , as some of the probability concept was new for me

By Hang N

•May 11, 2020

Helps me to review mathematics knowledge quickly and efficiently!

By Akshay S

•Nov 23, 2019

Good refresher course with all basic concepts explained very well

By Kevin L

•Jan 23, 2019

Some quiz answer UI mistakes. Doesn't display the correct answer.

By Zak E

•Apr 15, 2018

great course to refresh your math skills in data science projects

By Vidyasagar V

•Jan 26, 2018

right course to brush up on mathematical skills for Data science.

By Ahsan B

•Jul 26, 2017

Impressive way to explain basic concept. Really a good refresher.

By Christopher H

•Jun 03, 2020

Great refresher for all of the things you forgot in high school!

By Vamshi K K

•May 17, 2020

Nice course to learn all the Math skills related to Data Science

By Fazil A

•Apr 28, 2020

For the basics of statistics it's better to learn and practice.

By Ehsanul k

•Apr 15, 2020

basic course , probability module is very interesting and tricky

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