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Introduction to Mathematical Thinking

Coursera · Stanford University · 3 HN citations

Learn how to think the way mathematicians do – a powerful cognitive process developed over thousands of years. Mathematical thinking is not the same as doing mathematics – at least ...

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Apr 04, 2018 andyjohnson0 on Ask HN: What are the best MOOCs you've taken?
Introduction to Mathematical Thinking ( https://www.coursera.org/learn/mathematical-thinking ). Aims to teach you what it is like to think like a mathematician. Covers the elements of topics that you probably encounter in the first semester of an undergraduate maths degree: logic, induction, proof construction, real analysis, etc.

Machine Learning ( https://www.coursera.org/learn/machine-learning ). I'm still working through this course but am finding it extremely interesting. I find that having to implement things in matlab/octave gives you a deeper understanding than using a framework like tensorflow or keras.

Both of the above courses have good instructors, which I think is the main factor that makes a good mooc.

Mar 24, 2018 sonabinu on Ask HN: Resources to learn real analysis?
Coursera's 'Introduction to Mathematical Thinking' is a great starter course for real Analysis https://www.coursera.org/learn/mathematical-thinking
Jul 12, 2017 andyjohnson0 on Math education: It’s not about numbers, it’s about learning how to think
A couple of years ago I did the Introduction to Mathematical Thinking course on Coursera [1]. Even though I found it hard, I enjoyed it and learned a lot, and I feel I got some insight into mathematical though processes. Recommended.

[1] https://www.coursera.org/learn/mathematical-thinking

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