Learn through Application and Teamwork

Applied Math with Python covers essential mathematical principles that are necessary for success as a data scientist. This course is an ‘applied math’ course: principles and ideas are introduced and then quickly applied using Python. You survey topics from calculus, linear algebra, probability, and statistics literally ‘hands-on’ (the keyboard) and visually (as you visualize data and analyze Python). Classes are held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30-8pm Pacific Time, so you can maintain your schedule without compromising the quality of your education. The class is very active and immersive, as you work with peers to solve math problems guided by your instructor, a former CERN physicist.

Joe Gartner - Lead Data Science Instructor

Your instructor, Dr. Joe Gartner, is a Lead Data Science instructor at Galvanize who co-created this course to help students who are close to ready for the Data Science Immersive, but need additional repetitions in Python and an accessible introduction to foundational mathematical concepts. This course is for anyone who has a basic proficiency in Python and is unafraid of working with numbers if given support and guidance. We know memorizing long lists of algorithms and formulae can be scary, but with this course, you will learn how to reason mathematically using Python as a tool.

Expand on your Python Skills

This workshop is for those who want to get ready for the Data Science Immersive program and would like more help with math and taking Python to the next level. The course will help blend your understanding of math with your ability to code, which is an essential trait of successful immersive students.

Mathematical Foundations of Data Science

Building upon your python skills, you’ll explore topics like linear algebra, differential calculus, statistics, and probability.

Entrance Exam

An entrance exam is required to demonstrate proficiency at the graduate level of Python Fundamentals OR Data Science Premium Prep. This requires comfort instantiating and manipulating strings, lists, sets, and dictionaries, and creating single functions with returns.




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6 Weeks

2 Nights per Week



Upcoming Courses:


Jul1 - Aug7

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What You'll Learn

Survey of Mathematics

We’ll refresh you on calculus, linear algebra, probability, and statistics. If you’ve never taken a course in any, you’ll learn enough to know where you might need to dig in.

Applied Python Knowledge

No more toy problems, no more playing around. Use computers for what they were designed for: the heaving lifting of advanced math.

Data Science Libraries

Expand your knowledge of popular data science libraries including Matplotlib, Pandas, NumPy.

Immersive Tuition Discount

If you go on to enroll in the August 2019 Data Science Immersive cohort, your Immersive tuition will be credited up to $1000.

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