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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
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    5 hours
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    1 course
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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.

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8 lessons • 8 quizzes
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Meet the creator of the course
Alisha Grama
Senior Instructional Designer, Computer Science at Codecademy
Alisha is a Senior Instructional Designer in the computer science domain at Codecademy. Alisha majored in Computer Science and minored in Ethics at the University of Rochester, where she gained experience as a Teaching Assistant. Before joining Codecademy, she taught STEM concepts to secondary students, including as the Lead Algebra Teacher at a Brooklyn charter school.

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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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