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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!...

RS

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!!

VC

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)

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By Tanmay S K

•Jun 25, 2020

accha tha course par kuch samjha hi nahi , jo samjha wo to pahile se hi aata tha!!

By RASHMITHA S

•Jun 18, 2020

Great insights on how to go about solving the problems with different techniques.

By Adrian N

•Jun 15, 2020

Overall, a good review of mathematics skills ranging from calculus to probability.

By Aayush G

•May 19, 2020

The last module should have covered more solved examples in the instructor videos.

By Kunj A

•May 22, 2020

Probability section should have been detailed otherwise the course is very simple

By Keyur U

•Apr 17, 2020

Wonderful learning experience. Needs more detailed content in probability theory.

By Khanh Q D

•Sep 15, 2020

A good course with intensive content providing learner wide view of data science

By Jessie P

•Apr 08, 2020

The binomial module would be better if there were more explanations to exercises

By Víctor D M S

•Jun 29, 2020

Muy buen curso. Pero falta mejorar la explicación a los ejercicios del módulo 4

By Madhav K

•Apr 02, 2020

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

By Carlos C

•Sep 01, 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 09, 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

•May 04, 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 02, 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 jessie

•Aug 16, 2020

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

By Tej B S

•May 04, 2020

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

By Алекс Б

•Aug 04, 2020

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

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 Syed F

•Aug 17, 2020

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

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