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Introduction to Mathematical Thinking

Keith Devlin Stanford University @Coursera
Class Start: 2014-09-29 2014-09-29 18:00:00 2014-09-29 19:00:00 35 Course 'Introduction to Mathematical Thinking' starts at Coursera Course starts at Coursera:


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Duration: 10 weeks
Approximate Workload: 8-10 hours/week
Certificate: Yes
Level: intermediate
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Learn how to think the way mathematicians do - a powerful cognitive process developed over thousands of years.
Categories: [Mathematics]

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Anonymous (Singapore, Singapore) , 2014-04-30
Tough, fun and rewarding. Prof Devlin is an excellent and enthusiastic teacher.

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Anonymous (Singapore, Singapore) , 2013-11-06
very cool course.

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Anonymous (Singapore, Singapore) , 2013-02-27
Thank the stars that I bought and read his book, before the course. It's most likely the only reason that I was able to "hang on" and finish the course. The pace was "Stanford full speed ahead."

Professor Devlin paid attention and saw that speed was an issue to some of us. To his credit I note that he plans to now offer the MOOC at varying speeds.

If you really want to understand such thinking buy the book (its small and cheap), read it and then jump into the course with both feet.

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Anonymous (Singapore, Singapore) , 2012-12-19
I would say this class is more for people who want to major in mathematics than anything else. It begins with lessons on logic and how to think about the language in a logical fashion. It eventually moves into mathematical proofs. I feel that more of the class should have been spent on proofs, mostly because I have always struggled with them. Professor Keith Devlin seems like someone I would want to have lunch with while discussing math, philosophy, and science in general.

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Anonymous (Singapore, Singapore) , 2012-12-16
I enjoyed this course, I am glad I took it. The Professor was very enthusiastic, and the lectures were well done. All the course material was available on time. The material does not lend itself as well to the online format as say the programming courses. I thought the course was well done in spite of that. I think more peer review on the assignments instead of just the final would help.

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