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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!...

RS

May 5, 2020

This was mostly review for me though probability especially Beyes Theorem derivation was new. The instructors provided clear often refreshing ways to look at material.\n\nThank you for a great class!!

VS

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!

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By Haithem M

•Apr 15, 2020

Thanks to the professors, thanks to everyone responsible for the existence of Coursera, this course is simply great !

By Noman M

•Sep 1, 2020

this course really helped me revise some basic concepts and also corrected some confusions about some basic concepts

By MD. T R

•May 1, 2020

The course is very much student friendly. It helped me to improve my math basics for preparing towards Data science.

By Wasinee T

•Apr 17, 2020

Thank you for giving free course. I learn a lot of things from this course and struggle with the last quiz so much😂

By Kelsey S

•Feb 24, 2019

I loved the tag team between the two professors. I would love to learn more math and data science from both of them!

By Harsha S

•Sep 16, 2020

Very Informative course, which gives the foundation knowledge of Mathematics required in the field of Data Science.

By Joy G

•Nov 12, 2018

This course from course era has given me new opportunity to explore and has given me confidence in data science ,

By ROHAN A M

•May 30, 2021

it was great experience learning math skills from duke university and thanks coursera for providing this platform

By Joel B

•Feb 5, 2021

Excelente curso. Los contenidos fueron muy claros. Las explicaciones y los ejemplos se entienden a la perfección.

By Rajagurupandi.R

•Dec 4, 2020

Very easy to learn math skills for data science. Methodology of explaining each and every concepts are fantastic.

By Frank N

•Oct 21, 2020

A great math course! Week 4 could be better, probably with the addition of more examples in the Video Companions.

By Tarun D

•Apr 3, 2020

This was a phenomenal course outstanding and I learned very much and my thinking is changed towards data science.

By Juan A C J

•Jun 16, 2021

Nice course! Excelente teachers. I think that the course could improve a little bit updating the course. Thanks

By Mousumi C

•Jun 18, 2020

If you want to learn about Data Science Math Skills, this is the best way to introduce yourself to those topics.

By Muhammad Z A

•Jun 8, 2020

Best Math Course to Learn Basic Mathematics for Data Science and to have Grip on Data Science / Machine Learning

By Antonio V

•May 26, 2020

A very good course that explains basic concepts of mathematics and probability that are useful for data science.

By Sandip K R

•May 21, 2020

Practice quizzes are also good, especially the last one. I think it is harder than the graded quiz. Nice course!

By Jason A F

•Apr 24, 2020

I learned the main topics of maths to have more confidence in Data Science. I feel satisfied. Thank you so much!

By Samitha R

•Jul 29, 2020

Really helpful course. Recommend for anyone. Clear explanations. Appreciate the effort of both the professors

By C D

•Aug 6, 2020

BEST EXPERIENCE EVER I GOT IN MATHS RELATED AND PROBABILITY THINGS WERE SUCH AN HIGH LEVEL I'M IN LOVE WITH IT

By SMIZZY E

•Jul 28, 2020

Very Short, simple and Understandable. Complex concepts are broken own. Everything is Digestable!! Thanks!! :}

By Damodar

•Jun 19, 2017

Thanks a lot for a wonderful course. Gave a quick overview of the basic Math skills required for Data Science.

By Don K S

•Aug 30, 2020

Excellent course gives good knowledge on mathematics skills needs for data science without unnecessary facts.

By colinyuran

•Jul 9, 2018

this course is very good, it helps me to recall my math logic which may be used in data analysis very quickly

By RIZKI A H

•Sep 22, 2020

We need a more practical example to increase understanding. But, indeed, thank you for the knowledge so far.

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