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I will be honest and say that I was an absolute dud when it came to mathematics, so initially I was very apprehensive about the course. But I really wanted to overcome my fear of math and give it a shot so enrolled for the course. I must say, not only am I more confident of my math but have also learnt to think creatively. It has definitely made an impact.
The course is just fantastic! I had no idea math could be so much fun. And it has really helped me think differently even in other subjects. My approach to problems in other subjects has also changed and I can derive solutions 5 times quicker than before. It is a must have certificate!
Prof. Michael Starbird is super cool and funny in the way he teaches effective thinking through math. There were many occasions when I couldn't solve the given puzzles but his encouraging lectures actually helped me look at the problem differently and to keep trying. I finally solved all the puzzles! It was great learning.
Thanks to the course, I now see so many patterns in the nature. The lectures on Fibonacci sequence opened my eyes to so many exciting phenomenons in nature, it's just amazing! The puzzles were great and very interesting. I remember thinking about one puzzle for two complete days. They are so challenging.
I have newfound interest in mathematics after doing the course. I never knew math could be so deep and not just boring problems and theorems. Even though it was taken by an American professor, there were a lot of concepts that I could relate with my school syllabus and it helped me pass my exams.
I went into the course with some doubts whether it will be nice or not because I was looking to prepare for national level entrance exams. To my surprise, it was not only helpful for competitive exams but gave me a very good understanding of math that I can use in my higher studies also. It was a very nice experience for me.
More than being a course in mathematics, it was about the whole process of learning that I found to be very interesting. There were some jokes in the video that kept the interest going. Although I didn't understand everything completely, my takeaways are going to be very helpful to me in the future.
The best parts that I liked about the course were lectures on 5 elements of effective thinking and the concept of 4th dimension. I can finally understand so many parts of many of the science fiction movies! But more than that, it really helped me understand difficult concepts taught in various subjects in school.