Enroll Now, Start Today - AP Calculus vs Distance Calculus Academic CreditsUnable to "wait for the next academic semester"? Distance Calculus @ Roger Williams University has you covered!
Our Distance Calculus courses are designed to be asynchronous - a fancy term for "self-paced" - but it more than just self-paced - it is all about working on your timeline, and going either as slow as you need to, or as fast as your academic skills allow.
Many students need a Calculus course completed on the fast track - because time is critical in finishing calculus courses needed for academic prerequisites and graduate school applications.
Here is a video about earning real academic credits from Distance Calculus @ Roger Williams University:
Distance Calculus - Student Reviews
Date Posted: Jan 13, 2020
Review by: Daniel Marasco
Courses Completed: Multivariable Calculus
Review: This course was more affordable than many, and the flexible format was terrific for me, as I am inclined to work very diligently on tasks on my own. It could be dangerous for a person who requires external discipline more, but it works well for self-starters, allowing you to prioritize when you have other pressing work. I was a full time teacher adding a math certification, and this course allowed me to master the math while working around my teaching schedule and fitting work into moments here and there when I had time. I was able to transfer the credits to Montana State University, Bozeman for my teaching internship program without a hitch. The instructors were all very helpful and patient, even when I failed to see a ridiculously simple solution on one problem after 20 emails back and forth. Overall, I was more pleased with my experience in this class than I was with any of my other 9 courses.
Transferred Credits to: Montana State University, Bozeman
Date Posted: Apr 6, 2020
Review by: Paul Simmons
Courses Completed: Multivariable Calculus, Differential Equations
Review: I took Multivariable and Diff Eq during the summer. The DiffEq course was awesome - very useful for my physics and engineering course. I was unsure about Mathematica at first, but I got the hang of it quickly. Thank you Distance Calculus!
Transferred Credits to: University of Oregon
Date Posted: Jan 12, 2020
Review by: Brian Finley
Courses Completed: Calculus II
Review: I took Calculus II through Distance Calculus and can't recommend it enough. Being able to take the course at my own pace while I was working full time was tremendously helpful, especially since I hadn't taken a math course for 5 years prior. The instruction was excellent and the software they used to teach the course was intuitive and facilitated the learning process very well. This calc II class enabled me to take multivariable calc, linear algebra, and real analysis at Harvard University's extension school, which ultimately qualified me for the economics PhD program that I will graduate from next year. 8 years on, I'm still grateful to Professor Curtis and Distance Calculus.
Distance Calculus - Curriculum Exploration
- M5: 1.05: Tools:
- M5.1: 1.05 - Basics
- M5.1.a: 1.05.B1: Using the derivative for finding maximum values and minimum values
- M5.1.b: 1.05.B2: Using the derivative to help to get a good representative plot
- M5.1.c: 1.05.B3: Using the derivative to fit data by curves: Line fit and Sine and Cosine wave fit
- M5.2: 1.05 - Tutorials
- M5.2.a: 1.05.T1: Highest and lowest points on the graph
- M5.2.b: 1.05.T2: Approximations by polynomials; Approximations by Sine and Cosine waves
- M5.2.c: 1.05.T3: Fish gotta swim: The least energy
- M5.2.d: 1.05.T4: Designing a box
- M5.2.e: 1.05.T5: Largest and smallest
- M5.3: 1.05 - Give It A Try
- M5.3.a: 1.05.G1: Good representative plots
- M5.3.b: 1.05.G2: Highest and lowest points on the graph
- M5.3.c: 1.05.G3: Approximations by polynomials and approximations by Sine and Cosine waves
- M5.3.d: 1.05.G4: Oil slicks
- M5.3.e: 1.05.G5: The second derivative, f''(x)
- M5.3.f: 1.05.G6: Driving the big Mack trucks
- M5.3.g: 1.05.G7: The space shuttle Challenger and its O-rings
- M5.3.h: 1.05.G8: Management analysis
- M5.3.i: 1.05.G9: Up then down for x^t/e^x
- M5.3.j: 1.05.G10: Other max-min problems
- M5.3.k: 1.05.G11: At what age is the Bernese Mountain Dog growing the fastest?
- M5.4: 1.05 - Literacy
- M5.5: 1.05 - Revisited