Khan Academy Calculus versus Distance Calculus Academic CreditsThe free courses available from the MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) like edX, Coursera, Udacity, Khan Academy, MIT Open Courseware, etc. are really excellent courses, but they do NOT result in transferrable academic credits from an accredited university!
If you wish to complete a Calculus course online, make sure you take this course from a regionally accredited college/university so that the credits you earn from this course will actually transfer to your home college/university.
There are more than a few actual colleges/universities offering Calculus courses online. Be careful as you investigate these courses - they may not fit your needs for actual course instruction and timing. Most require you enroll and engage your course during their standard academic semesters. Most will have you use a publisher's "automated textbook" which is .... um .... well, if you like that kind of thing, then you have a few options over there at those schools.
Distance Calculus is all about real university-level calculus courses - that's all we do! We have been running these courses for 20+ years, so we know how to get students through the these courses fast fast fast!
Here is a video about earning real academic credits in Calculus from Distance Calculus @ Roger Williams University:
Earning Real Academic Credits for Calculus
Applied Calculus vs Calculus I
Distance Calculus - Student Reviews
Date Posted: Apr 10, 2020
Review by: Benjamin T.
Courses Completed: Calculus I
Review: This course provided an excellent chance to learn about Calculus...again. I took calculus in high school, but I learned so much more with this course! It does take a good amount of time to do all the lessons, so definitely keep on top of them, but all the exercises helped me to really understand the material. And the nice thing is you can do it on your own time at home.
Transferred Credits to: Western University of Health Sciences: College of Optometry
Date Posted: Apr 13, 2020
Review by: Jorgen M.
Courses Completed: Calculus I
Review: I really enjoyed this course, much more than I thought I would. I needed to finish this course very fast before starting my graduate degree program @ Kellogg. I was able to finish in 3 weeks. I liked the video lectures and the homework process. I highly recommend this course.
Transferred Credits to: Kellogg School of Business, Northwestern Univ
Date Posted: Sep 20, 2020
Review by: Genevieve P.
Courses Completed: Applied Calculus
Review: I found out from my grad school after being accepted that I needed a Calculus course before starting their MBA program. I had less than 6 weeks to do it (and as a non-STEM undergrad no less). The video lectures were informative, the pre-calc refresher was great to get re-conditioned, and the asynchronous format worked so well as I did this at night/weekends after work. I completed it in 4 weeks. Professor Curtis was extremely responsive, graded assignments quickly, and a supportive guide providing constructive feedback to me to excel at the assignments. I highly recommend this course for those who need a pre-req in a hurry or like learning on their own schedule. Thanks, Distance Calculus and Professor Curtis!
Transferred Credits to: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Distance Calculus - Curriculum Exploration
Rational Polynomial Functions
- P6: Rational Polynomial Functions:
- P6.1: Reciprocating
- P6.1.a: Reciprocals of Linear Functions
- P6.1.b: Reciprocals of Power Functions
- P6.1.c: Reciprocals of Quadratic Functions
- P6.1.d: Reciprocals of Polynomial Functions
- P6.1.e: Roots and Asymptotes
- P6.1.f: Homework Problems
- P6.2: Polynomial Over Polynomial
- P6.2.a: Initial Graphs
- P6.2.b: Roots on Top, Roots on Bottom
- P6.2.c: Common Roots
- P6.2.d: Degree Top Heavy
- P6.2.e: Degree Bottom Heavy
- P6.2.f: Degree Balanced
- P6.2.g: Homework Problems
- P6.3: Rational Polynomial Equations
- P6.3.a: Solve Graphically
- P6.3.b: Solve By Cross Multiplication
- P6.3.c: Solving Via Factoring
- P6.3.d: Land Mines To Watch Out For
- P6.3.e: Homework Problems
- P6.4: Rational Polynomials Revisited