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Discrete Math

Explore set operations, proofs, recursion, and more in this introduction to discrete math — the math of computer science!

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  • Skill level

    Intermediate
  • Time to complete

    Average based on combined completion rates — individual pacing in lessons, projects, and quizzes may vary
    5 hours
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  • Prerequisites

    1 course
    We suggest you complete the following courses before you get started with Discrete Math:
    • Learn Python 3

About this course

In this course, we will dive into discrete math, the math of computer science! Broadly speaking, discrete math is math that uses discrete numbers, or integers, meaning there are no fractions or decimals involved. In this course, you’ll learn about proofs, binary, sets, sequences, induction, recurrence relations, and more! We’ll also dive deeper into topics you’ve seen previously, like recursion.

Syllabus

8 lessons • 8 quizzes

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Meet the creator of the course
Lucas White
Curriculum Developer at Codecademy
Lucas is a Curriculum Developer at Codecademy. Lucas has a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Integrated Digital Media from New York University's Tandon School of Engineering. Prior to working at Codecademy, he was an adjunct professor at New York University. He also worked as a Tech Teaching Artist at a nonprofit called Tech Kids Unlimited, which teaches technical skills to children and teens who learn differently.

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Frequently asked questions about Discrete Math

  • You can think of discrete math as math with numbers or objects that are separated from each other. Imagine a line with one-inch tick marks spaced evenly apart — those tick marks would be “discrete.” Similarly, discrete math uses counting numbers (e.g., 1, 2, 3, 4…) because they’re all kept separate from each other.

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