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About the Course

Learn how to think the way mathematicians do – a powerful cognitive process developed over thousands of years. Mathematical thinking is not the same as doing mathematics – at least not as mathematics is typically presented in our school system. School math typically focuses on learning procedures to solve highly stereotyped problems. Professional mathematicians think a certain way to solve real problems, problems that can arise from the everyday world, or from science, or from within mathematics itself. The key to success in school math is to learn to think inside-the-box. In contrast, a key feature of mathematical thinking is thinking outside-the-box – a valuable ability in today’s world. This course helps to develop that crucial way of thinking....

Top reviews

NR

Mar 05, 2018

An awesome course. Very easy to follow at the start, becomes more challenging at the end. I have a PhD in economics yet I struggled with the real analysis at the end. And that's just intro level! :-D

AM

Nov 24, 2019

It was an amazing course! Lots of interesting content. The content is also explained really well, i found it really easy to understand. The assessments are a little challenging, but reasonably sized.

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By Katherine J

May 19, 2017

Indeed a vulnerable experience on exercising mathematical or logical sense

By Andrew D

Mar 16, 2017

A classic amongst MOOCs! I recommend buying the suggested book by Devlin.

By Rajaram G

Jun 25, 2017

Fantastic course. I feel better equipped to deal with discrete math now!

By Muhammad Z

Jul 20, 2020

Every one who has science back ground should take the course and learn.

By Gleb O

Jun 11, 2017

Very good course! I wish I took one while I was still an undergraduate!

By Punit K

Mar 04, 2018

Great way to start thinking mathematically for the common simple stuff

By José M d M J

Mar 16, 2017

VERY very good! it gave such a wonderful ability to deploy in science

By Bivash M

Jun 11, 2020

Very useful. Mathematics is my favorite subject. I love Mathematics.

By Robert K

Jun 10, 2017

Really good course. Instructor presented the material very clearly.

By Gaojie F

Apr 04, 2019

Wish I could have taken it before all my college level math classes

By PRADEEP S V

Mar 15, 2018

Excellent course ... really changed the way we approach to problems

By Luciano M

Dec 14, 2017

Excellent course with which you can think like a pro mathematician.

By Juan C P

Jan 16, 2017

Very important course for anybody who is interested in Mathematics.

By Pierre M D

Mar 15, 2019

Best course i could take. I got surprised positively in many ways

By Alhasan A

Aug 28, 2017

Great course! It allowed me to learn new concepts at my own pace

By John R V

May 29, 2020

I have learned a lot from this course! We had a great lecturer!

By Antonio B B A

May 21, 2020

One of the best courses I've take part in. Recommended for all.

By Uday T

Mar 11, 2020

Great course! Good introductory material for tackling analysis.

By Archit B

Sep 22, 2017

To put it simple, YOU GOTTA GO FOR THIS.....it makes you THINK.

By Wenjun L

Apr 12, 2019

very thought provoking and truly helps with my thinking skills

By Eli G

Apr 28, 2018

Great course, it's succeeded to make me thinking mathematical.

By Islam Z

Feb 27, 2017

This course is so amazing specialty the instructor is so cool.

By Abhishek M

May 29, 2020

This course helps me to thinks differently in mathematics....

By Fernando P

Sep 12, 2018

Incredible course, well explained, very knowledged professor.

By Durairaj R

Oct 24, 2017

Really good course giving a true introduction to mathematics.