# Fundamental Math for Data Science

Build the mathematical skills you need to work in data science.

Includes **Probability**, **Descriptive Statistics**, **Linear Regression**, **Matrix Algebra**, **Calculus**, **Hypothesis Testing**, and more.

Skill level

BeginnerTime to complete

Average based on combined completion rates — individual pacing in lessons, projects, and quizzes may vary12 hoursCertificate of completion

YesPrerequisites

None

## About this skill path

Data scientists use math as well as coding to create and understand analytics. Whether you want to understand the language of analytics, produce your own analyses, or even build the skills to do machine learning, this Skill Path targets the fundamental math you will need. Learn probability, statistics, linear algebra, and calculus as they are applied to real-world data analysis!

## Skills you'll gain

- Speak the language of data science
- Perform hypothesis tests
- Use code to do mathematics

## Syllabus

8 units • 16 lessons • 8 projects • 9 quizzes- 1
### Welcome to Fundamental Math for Data Science

Overview of material in the Fundamental Math for Data Science Skill Path

- 2
### Descriptive Statistics

Learn how to summarize quantitative variables categorical variables in Python using numerical summary statistics.

- 3
### Probability

Learn the fundamentals of probability by investigating random events.

- 4
### Inferential Statistics

Learn about hypothesis testing and implement binomial and one-sample t-tests in Python.

- 5
### Linear Algebra

Learn about linear algebra and how to perform operations with matrices and vectors.

- 6
### Differential Calculus

Learn about calculus and how to analyze functions using limits and derivatives.

- 7
### Final Problem Set

Assess your knowledge with a final problem set.

## Projects in this skill path

- Project
### Heart Disease Research Part I

Investigate risk factors for heart disease using descriptive statistics and hypothesis tests. - Project
### Image Transformations with NumPy

Use NumPy and linear algebra knowledge to do fun image transformations! - Project
### Limit Definition of the Derivative Exploration

Explore the limit definition of the derivative using Python.

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