*Today, we share our final blog from our series highlighting courses available on edX that you can take as your first steps towards exploring and learning STEM – science, technology, engineering and math – skills. Read the previous blogs featuring science, technology** and engineering courses.*

Math is the science of numbers, quantity, structure, change, and space and we use it in our everyday lives. From using technology to cooking and paying bills, having basic math skills helps you effectively solve problems and work through daily tasks. Not only does it help you in your personal life, but it is integrated into nearly all fields of study, jobs, and industries. Biologists, photographers, analysts, engineers, marketing and finance professional all use mathematics.

There are two main divisions of mathematics, pure and applied. Pure mathematics is the study of the basic concepts and structures that underlie mathematics, such as algebra, geometry and calculus. Applied mathematics focuses on the study of mathematical methods that can be applied to real-world problems in the areas of, for example, science, engineering, business and computer science. Learning about these branches not only helps you gain foundational, practical skills but gives you a competitive edge in the workplace.

EdX offers an extensive variety of math courses, ranging from basic introductory to more advanced topics. Here are six courses you can take to advance your math skills:

### College Algebra and Problem Solving

#### ASUx (Self-Paced)

### Precalculus

#### ASUx (Self-Paced)

#### Introduction to Geometry

SchoolYourself (Self-Paced)

### Probability: Basic Concepts & Discrete Random Variables

#### PurdueX (Self-Paced)

### Linear Algebra – Foundations to Frontiers

#### UTAustinX (Self-Paced)

### Maths Essentials for MBA Success

#### ImperialX (Self-Paced)

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