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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 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!


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)

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By Dania L

Apr 10, 2021

Muy bueno el curso

By rhodora C

Aug 22, 2020

it was challenging

By N. H Z

Jun 1, 2020

informative course

By K R

May 28, 2020

Excellent teaching


May 20, 2020


By Shivam Y

Apr 24, 2020

Nice for Beginners

By ravi s

Apr 10, 2020

good for beginners

By Daniel C

Sep 11, 2017

Very useful course

By Atul S

Jan 4, 2021

was a good course


Jun 5, 2020


By Sridhar P

Apr 29, 2020

Basics it is good

By Mangali S 2

Nov 16, 2022

good and helping


Jan 30, 2022

Good content and

By akshat s

May 17, 2020

Nice explanation

By Sanket S

Apr 27, 2020

Nicely Explained

By Yogesh P

Apr 21, 2020

worth learning!!

By Anshul D

May 5, 2017

Very good course

By Satyam G

Dec 7, 2017

way too simple.

By Hector V

Aug 12, 2017

So far so good.

By Jaleleddine C

Oct 4, 2020

It's wonderful

By Tubay

Nov 3, 2017

perfect course


Aug 3, 2020

good teaching

By saranbabu

May 26, 2020

Good learning

By Vedant K

Aug 16, 2021

Very Helpful

By Glen C

Dec 8, 2020

great course