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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 Robert D C

Feb 22, 2019

A difficult course, but I learned a lot of math!

By Truman P

Sep 04, 2017

A wonderful journey through splendid mathematics

By JUGAL C

May 03, 2020

very helpful and taught to think out of the box

By Pavel K

Feb 17, 2019

Really powerful course. Thanks to the authors.

By M

Nov 18, 2018

It is a great course. It is deep and critical.

By SEONGHO R

Aug 11, 2017

thank you for all your support and classmate!!

By Tom S

Apr 26, 2019

A challenging course that pushes one to grow.

By Brett A W

Feb 08, 2019

Great course challenging and worth the effort

By Amandeep A

Apr 24, 2017

If you love maths. You must take this course.

By Zhu L

Apr 25, 2019

It's inspiring, that's what I'm looking for.

By Lluis O

Mar 13, 2017

A good introduction to the maths "language".

By Temitope O

May 15, 2017

Very challenging but ultimately rewarding!

By Rowena G

Jun 14, 2017

Excellent course - I really enjoyed it.

By Sai T

Feb 11, 2017

This is really a good course to come up

By Lin S

Jun 03, 2017

Inspiring and helpful for researchers.

By Gorka E G

Jan 11, 2017

Un curso excepcional. Muy recomendable

By Jessica M

Nov 08, 2018

I found this course extremely helpful

By Neeti S

Feb 11, 2018

well conveyed enjoyable course, and f

By Saketh R

Sep 10, 2017

This course was more than I expected

By Adam R

Jun 02, 2020

It was very helpful and so much fun

By Vineet T

Aug 15, 2019

One of the best courses ever !!!!!!

By Radhai R

Mar 11, 2018

I learned and enjoyed the course...

By Erzoxy

Jul 11, 2017

This ciyrse is highly captivating !

By Rajat D B

Mar 29, 2020

Learned a lot. Amazing instructor.

By Раков К Е

Jun 04, 2018

Brilliant Lecturer! Thank's a lot.