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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


Sep 23, 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 12, 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 245_Rajsi K

Jul 19, 2020

Great way to start learning maths if you are interested in data science

By Usama N K

Jun 25, 2020

Good to learn basic maths skills which are compulsory for data science.

By Rupa B L

Jun 08, 2020

Really liked the explanation for Bayes theorem along with its examples.

By Merishka a

Jan 31, 2019

I like this course. it is very intersting. Thanks for course.

By Ashish P

Jun 30, 2017

A must take course. Really helpful in understanding terms in simple way

By Jayesh T

Jun 07, 2020

Really a good start for those who want to have a taste of Data Science

By Sudha

May 13, 2020

Very useful course to learn and recollect the basics for research work

By Cesar O P R

May 05, 2020

Ecelent review of the basic math skills you must have for data science

By Kamalammagari V s

Jul 28, 2020

It was a better experience on maths which required for Data Scientist

By Nathan L

Jul 11, 2020

Nice refresher for some old topics and nice introduction for new ones

By Neelam J U

Jun 20, 2020

More practice problems and reference book required for modules 3 & 4.

By Olena N

May 31, 2020

Great condensed course to refresh you math knowledge and terminology!

By jarod

Nov 18, 2017

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

By Ganesh K u

Sep 16, 2020

The topics which were explained are so perfect.Perfect that's it...!

By Kridkanok P

Jul 20, 2020

Good for new people who need to know about data science math skills.

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 Pam G

Oct 21, 2020

Great review to update on DS Skills for those who need a refresher.

By Muhammad G A

Oct 02, 2020

The video, video companion, and exercise all really helpful for me.

By Peter O

Jul 15, 2020

This is a beautiful course that goes a long way in decision making.

By Syed H H

Jul 12, 2020

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