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About the Course

Mathematical thinking is crucial in all areas of computer science: algorithms, bioinformatics, computer graphics, data science, machine learning, etc. In this course, we will learn the most important tools used in discrete mathematics: induction, recursion, logic, invariants, examples, optimality. We will use these tools to answer typical programming questions like: How can we be certain a solution exists? Am I sure my program computes the optimal answer? Do each of these objects meet the given requirements? In the course, we use a try-this-before-we-explain-everything approach: you will be solving many interactive (and mobile friendly) puzzles that were carefully designed to allow you to invent many of the important ideas and concepts yourself. Prerequisites: 1. We assume only basic math (e.g., we expect you to know what is a square or how to add fractions), common sense and curiosity. 2. Basic programming knowledge is necessary as some quizzes require programming in Python....

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AD
Mar 25, 2019

The teachers are informative and good. They explain the topic in a way that we can easily understand. The slides provide all the information that is needed. The external tools are fun and informative.

CW
Feb 1, 2020

I loved this course! So many interesting things to think about, thoughtfully explained by brilliant instructors. The puzzles really get you thinking. Such genius to put them before the lectures!

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By Ryan G H

Jan 24, 2020

Great Course. It was a lot of fun and I learned a lot.

By Aruneema D

Sep 26, 2020

Really Nice! I would like to do more courses like this

By Wonder K G

Aug 29, 2020

This is very interesting.. my head is about to explode

By Fahmida B

Jun 23, 2020

Its e great experience. I Learn every topic clearly.

By Gibran E C

Jan 2, 2018

Awesome course. You'll need some basic python for it.

By Sonu K

Nov 30, 2020

Nice Experience on coursera.Good learning platform

By Harshitha

Jun 14, 2020

An excellent course to brush up the fundamentals .

By Kundan s

Sep 6, 2020

Thank you for such exceptionally precious course

By Myo T

Jun 12, 2020

A great help to my study of mathematical proofs.

By Stefan D

Nov 3, 2017

Fun introduction to proofs and logical thinking

By Khaled A

Oct 6, 2020

Great instructors. Well organized structure.

By idan b

Oct 5, 2017

its very clear to step 1 of starting

By Shreyash P

Sep 9, 2020

learned new technique will help in dsa

By Tyler E

Jul 9, 2020

Lots of fun and very clear explanations!!

By Kunal A

Jun 18, 2020

Really Good Course to improve your skills

By Yash

Jan 4, 2020

wonderful course improved my skills a lot

By MARIN, M A (

Mar 14, 2020

Puzzle activities are very fun to do. :)

By NITIN K

Mar 8, 2020

It was great. I learnt a lot of things.

By Rafael E

May 30, 2018

Excellent intro to mathematical proofs!

By A.swetha

Oct 11, 2020

Its really useful to me I learned it's

By Greg T

Jul 14, 2020

Interesting programming assignments.

By Shubham C

Jun 3, 2020

The Course is basic but really nice.

By AMAN B

May 19, 2020

They are teaching some nice stuff.

By Danchurova A

Jun 4, 2018

Nice course for beginners in Math

By Shivam K

Jul 11, 2020

This course is really amazing.