Who is this class for: This ten-week course is designed with two particular audiences in mind. First, people who want to develop or improve mathematics-based, analytic thinking for professional or general life purposes. Second, high school seniors contemplating a mathematics or math-related major at college or university, or first-year students at college or university who are thinking of majoring in mathematics or a math-dependent subject. To achieves this aim, the first part of the course has very little traditional mathematical content, focusing instead on the thinking processes required for mathematics. The more mathematical examples are delayed until later, when they are more readily assimilated.

Created by:  Stanford University

  • Dr. Keith Devlin

    Taught by:  Dr. Keith Devlin, Co-founder and Executive Director

    H-STAR institute
CommitmentExpect to require at least 10 hours of study per week to complete this course satisfactorily.
How To PassPass all graded assignments to complete the course.
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Stanford University
The Leland Stanford Junior University, commonly referred to as Stanford University or Stanford, is an American private research university located in Stanford, California on an 8,180-acre (3,310 ha) campus near Palo Alto, California, United States.
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Rated 4.8 out of 5 of 303 ratings

helps in developing proofs

Excellent, this was the course I would have needed when I started at university. I really enjoyed to puzzle arround, try to solve the problems and get my brain working. Only minus is the MOOC form, that does not allow for the assessments, which keeps the course a little low impact. Eventually, I would not have been able to take it if I would have had to invest more time ;-) . For me it was a perfect reminder to get into it again. Thanks.

Amazing, very introductory. I have fallen in love with how amusing math can be with this course.