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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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By Sumit A

May 4, 2020

Teaching very clearly concept of data science math skills thank you very much sir

By Hrishikesh E

Apr 26, 2020

Excellent course if you wish to improve your basic understandings of Data Science

By Venkat N

Oct 3, 2017

Excellent Course. Must-do course for beginners in data science. Great instructors

By Florent C

Aug 9, 2017

Great course to refresh memory about mathematics. Pace and quizzes well balanced.

By Greg G

Jul 26, 2017

Thank you for this teaching experience. It was very useful for my life and career

By Georgios P

May 7, 2017

Good introductory course to build the fundamental knowledge needed to go further.


Mar 1, 2021

the best course to studies math if u want to become a data scientist or analytic

By harshita c

Jun 16, 2020

I really enjoyed learning this course, thanks for providing this amazing course.

By Jacinta K

Jan 5, 2021

Very useful overview for someone who hasn't studied/used maths for a long time.

By 杜康

Sep 3, 2020

Great lesson! easily understood!. It's also friendly to non-math major students

By Varsha

Jul 12, 2020

I really enjoyed the course and recaptulate my knowledge of maths. I live this.

By Abdul S

May 10, 2020

Best course for beginner who to wants to turn their career towards Data Science

By Sourav K

Apr 28, 2020

it was an amazing course which helps a lot to boost my carrier in data science.

By Bijan K B

Jan 17, 2019

Thanks for sharing the course details and subsequently facilitating the course.

By José F M d S C

Jul 21, 2020

Excellent introduction to essential Math concepts in the world of Data Science

By Vaisakh M N

May 21, 2020

Awesome course. Kudos to the professors for explaining everything from basics.

By Sahil K

May 16, 2020

The course was extremely good .My knowledge towards this subjecdt got enhanced

By Amobi N

Oct 13, 2018

Great course. Simply presented in ways everyone can easily relate to material.

By Sarvesh P

Dec 10, 2017

A course on basic mathematics. The part on probability is very well conducted.

By Chowtoori U R

Aug 21, 2020

I enjoyed Data Science Math Skills. The quizzes test learner's understanding.

By Milburn O M

Jul 7, 2020

Thanks. This course helps me a lot in developing my critical thinking skills.

By Akshat S

May 25, 2020

Good course, if you want to know the basics of math involved in Data Science.

By Hiya

May 18, 2020

I enjoyed this course and also revised a lot of my basic maths. Thanks a lot.

By sanoop r p s

Jun 18, 2018

It is extremely good. One should do this before starting data science course.

By Brian R

Jan 20, 2021

Great overview! The only extra subject I would add is linear algebra basics.