# edX Calculus versus Distance Calculus

edX is a consortium of various universities (Harvard University, MIT, Boston University, University of Texas, University of California, Berkeley, et al) where their various online course offerings are presented together in one central location for students to find courses to take online.The Calculus I course from edX is actually the MITx Calculus I course, from MIT's very impressive OpenCourseWare project.

Can you get academic credits for this edX Calculus I (MITx in disguise) course? It costs $225.

This question is very very murky. There are various pages on edX site that suggests credit is available, and that you can "purchase academic credits" but it is not clear if you do this after you finish your course, or before, or .... To our knowledge, none of the courses in MIT's OpenCourseware project offer real academic credits.

Other pages on edX.org suggest the "certificate" awarding for $100 for completion of these courses.

As far as we can tell, you cannot earn real, transferable academic credits by taking an edX/MITx Calculus course.

## Earning Real Academic Credits for Calculus

## Applied Calculus vs Calculus I

## Distance Calculus - Student Reviews

*Date Posted: Jan 19, 2020*

Review by: William Williams

Student Email: wf.williamster@gmail.com

Courses Completed: Linear Algebra, Probability Theory

Review: I have difficulty learning calculus based math, akin to dyslexia when examining the symbolic forms, equations, definitions, and problems. Mathematica based calculus courses allowed me to continue with my studies because of the option of seeing the math expressed as a programming language for which I have no difficulty in interpreting visually and the immediate feedback of graphical representations of functions, equations, or data makes a huge impact on understanding. Mathematica based calculus courses should be the default method of teaching Calculus everywhere.

Transferred Credits to: Thomas Edison State College

*Date Posted: Feb 28, 2020*

Review by: Karen N.

Courses Completed: Calculus I, Calculus II

Review: Awesome classes! I was really weak with Calculus, so I retook Calc 1 and kept going into Calc 2. I feel like I finally understood Calculus. The finals were pretty thorough, but not nearly as stressful as the blue book exams. I highly recommend these courses!

Transferred Credits to: Various

*Date Posted: Jan 13, 2020*

Review by: Joe

Courses Completed: Calculus II

Review: This is the most interactive and productive online course I have ever taken. I had taken calculus before but never understood some of the underlying concepts until I took this course. If you want to really learn calculus in a way that will stay with you for the rest of your life, take this course.

Transferred Credits to: The college of New Jersey

## Distance Calculus - Curriculum Exploration

### Inequalities & Absolute Value

- P11: Inequalities & Absolute Value:
- P11.1: 1D Inequalities
- P11.1.a: Basic 1D Inequalities
- P11.1.b: Algebraic Operations on Inequalities
- P11.1.c: Linear 1D Inequalities
- P11.1.d: Quadratic 1D Inequalities
- P11.1.e: Polynomial 1D Inequalities
- P11.1.f: General 1D Inequalities
- P11.1.g: Homework Problems
- P11.2: 2D Inequalities
- P11.2.a: Linear 2D Inequality
- P11.2.b: Quadratic 2D Inequality
- P11.2.c: Polynomial 2D Inequality
- P11.2.d: General 2D Inequality
- P11.2.e: Homework Problems
- P11.3: Systems of 2D Inequalities
- P11.3.a: System of 2D Linear Inequalities
- P11.3.b: System of 2D General Inequalities
- P11.3.c: Homework Problems
- P11.4: Absolute Value
- P11.4.a: 1D Absolute Value Equations
- P11.4.b: 1D General Absolute Value Equations
- P11.4.c: 1D Linear Absolute Value Inequality
- P11.4.d: 1D General Absolute Value Inequalities
- P11.4.e: 2D Linear Absolute Value
- P11.4.f: 2D General Absolute Value Inequalities
- P11.4.g: Homework Problems
- P11.5: 3D Inequalities