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7 years, 9 months ago
I graduated from 2 of the most prestigious universities in the US and over the years I've watched a few dozens online classes and I have to say Intro to Math Thinking is one of the best classes anywhere, onl... I graduated from 2 of the most prestigious universities in the US and over the years I've watched a few dozens online classes and I have to say Intro to Math Thinking is one of the best classes anywhere, online or off. Devlin is imaginative as a teacher. The way he approaches math is so creative that it's a joy to watch his lectures. This class is more than about math, it's about proper thinking and reasoning. In addition, Devlin cares about teaching (and your learning) and it shows throughout his lectures, and especially when he explains the solutions to the exercises.
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Steve Gray

10/10 starsCompleted
8 months ago
Now-emeritus Professor Keith Devlin, of Stanford, has found himself in a position where he has gone one way and course provider, Coursera, another. The result is what Devlin has termed 'silent running' ... Now-emeritus Professor Keith Devlin, of Stanford, has found himself in a position where he has gone one way and course provider, Coursera, another. The result is what Devlin has termed 'silent running' - and some of us might consider a pale shadow of what it once was. Is this course still worth doing? It still stands up as an educational experience, especially the proof evaluation aspect. If you are fine with working on your own, you can please yourself. And why not ? That said, if you want to interact with a real-life math professor, live, then you are going to be disappointed because he's not keeping an eye on things as actively as he once was. This lack of Devlinity will disappoint those who'd heard great things about the amazing course with the amazing tutor and wanted a piece of the action. Prof Devlin has suggested that he will return, triumphal, to EdX so that may be something to look out for if you really do want, or need, that bit of extra help.
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