Mar 26, 2019
The teachers are informative and good. They explain the topic in a way that we can easily understand. The slides provide all the information that is needed. The external tools are fun and informative.
Feb 02, 2020
I loved this course! So many interesting things to think about, thoughtfully explained by brilliant instructors. The puzzles really get you thinking. Such genius to put them before the lectures!
Jul 12, 2019
автор: Gourav C•
Feb 02, 2019
автор: Nguyen K T•
Jun 27, 2019
автор: Steven W•
Dec 03, 2017
This course is pretty great. You get to play with puzzles thats always fun. I think the course could use some refinement. The material feels a little unfocused. What I'd like is for the course to be focused on induction fundamentally. As a learner I want to be introduced to the concept of induction, build skills in applying induction and, develop intuition in reasoning about induction. The course ends up being a sampler for the rest of the courses in the series and, I think it's worse off because that.
автор: Dimitry K•
Feb 19, 2020
Material is good, but some of the explanations were very clunky and hard to comprehend. Really missed some smoother connections from topic to topic. The quality of explanations are very uneven between the lecturers. Some were excellent, while others - not so much.
Still, I enjoyed the course, and it was a good introduction to mathematical thinking, as the creators intended, I hope.
автор: Mohamed A J•
Dec 08, 2018
It's a very stimulating course, though not caring for students much. The material sometimes should elaborate more on concepts, say in week 6, it should've been clearer to student what are permutations in a clearer sense.
автор: Sumit A G•
Jun 05, 2018
The lectures were really good, however explanation of more exercises would be a bit helpful as the videos are fairly short, I had problem understanding some of them due to limited number of examples.
автор: Neeraj G•
Feb 10, 2020
The course was very basic for me when I compared the material with the book of Discrete Mathematics
автор: Ambarish B•
Aug 24, 2019
The lectures aren't good and the assignments are not well explained as to what we need to do.
Sep 17, 2019
The quiz were all very interesting, but sometimes it was hard to understand the lecturers...
автор: Trần C L•
Oct 19, 2019
Good course with many interesting quizzes although it is lacking of clear explanation
автор: Luis M V F•
Jan 10, 2020
This course lacks of mathematical foundations.
автор: Ryan B•
Jan 16, 2020
I'm trying to be as fair as I possibly can here. This is, I think, the 8th or 9th MOOC I've completed, and I've self-studied math and CS in a huge variety of contexts, so I have some points of comparison. This is, to my knowledge, the only Discrete Math course on Coursera or EdX, so it's important that it gets an honest review.
The puzzles and exercises were kind of fun and well-implemented, even if it wasn't always clear why we were doing them.
Playing around with the problems a little before listening to a lecture was a great idea, and it helped prime me for the solutions and methodologies.
The coding exercises were very simple, which is appropriate for a beginner's course like this one.
These professors are lazy, sloppy, and visibly uninterested. They don't care about what they're talking about, they seem disengaged, simply reading from slides. You may not think this will get in the way too much of your learning, but it does. They don't communicate clearly, in a way that a good teacher communicates--emphasizing certain points, anticipating misunderstandings, clarifying, tying things together. They just read off a script, and they lose you along the way. Even if you manage to stay focused on their words, they usually do a poor job of helping you understand why you're learning what you're learning, or of reminding you of the overall goal when you're down in the weeds. So this is a course where you will need to rely on outside materials if you want to grasp the concepts--thankfully there are people on youtube who care and understand how to teach other people (those people are often not professors).
The scripts these professors read off of are riddled with errors. Rather than re-record, they just paste dozens of error screens apologizing. But the error screens sometimes don't come until after you've spent five minutes trying to figure out what in the world just happened. Sloppy, and to me inexcusable. Re-shoot the video, polish it and take some pride in your work.
One of the quizzes (the one on Induction) was difficult to understand, contained material that was not explained at all in the preceding videos, and the explanations in the feedback did nothing to illuminate what was going on. Again, the frustration has to do with the fact that the professor in charge of that section could not be troubled to think for a minute about how this would look to the student. And this was the professor that also happened to be the most uninterested in his lectures as well, so no surprise.
In short, I hope someone out there makes a Discrete Math MOOC. If that person takes any pride in their work, if they know anything about communication, it won't be difficult to quickly surpass this one as the better option.
автор: Yiqing L•
Feb 26, 2020
quiz is too hard!!