MyMathLab® vs Distance Calculus ComparisonMany online (and classroom-based) Calculus-level courses are driven by the MyMathLab® system from Pearson Education.
Many thousands of students use the MyMathLab® system for the Calculus courses. MyMathLab® is a website-based system for doing homework problems associated to traditional Calculus textbooks published by Pearson. For many students, MyMathLab is ubitious with doing Calculus homework in their calculus courses. MyMathLab® offers instructional videos, and multiple choice problem sets where you do your Calculus problems by hand and then choose multiple choice answers from a selection of correct and incorrect answer choices.
Perhaps you have taken a class using MyMathLab®. Perhaps you enjoyed it and benefited from their system, which for many students helps them progress through their Calculus courses more successfully than just doing homework on paper with pencil and handing these homework sets into their instructors.
Distance Calculus @ Roger Williams University does not use MyMathLab® - we do not believe in multiple choice based homework problem sets. Such multiple choice systems are good as a test-taking tool, but they are lacking for a true educational experience of doing mathematics with live human instructors.
If you have found success with multiple choice systems, there are plenty of options to choose from around the internet for completing such a course.
However, if you find multiple choice systems unappealing, we invite you to investigate the course structure and materials of Distance Calculus.
Comparison of MyMathLab® vs Distance Calculus
|Use of Computer Algebra System||No||Yes, Extensive|
|Tied to Traditional Textbook||Yes||No, Reform e-Curriculum|
|Recursive Grading||Sort of||Yes|
|Comprehensive Course System||Mostly just homework||Yes|
|Drill & Practice||Yes||No|
Here are a few videos about Distance Calculus @ Roger Williams University:
Is Distance Calculus for You?
Success Indicators for Distance Calculus
Distance Calculus - Student Reviews
Date Posted: Feb 28, 2020
Review by: Teddy M.
Courses Completed: Precalculus, Calculus I
Review: Pros: once you get going, you can go really fast. The visual textbook is pretty cool. The instructors were very responsive. Cons: the movies are great, but the software crashes more than it should. Sometimes it is just a hassle doing things in the software instead of on paper, but once I got used to the software, it was ok.
Transferred Credits to: Texas Christian University
Date Posted: Mar 16, 2020
Review by: Malia K.
Courses Completed: Applied Calculus
Review: Course was good and fast. I don't like math so I can't say it was fun or anything. Grader was very nice. Software was ok.
Transferred Credits to: University of Maine
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
Distance Calculus - Curriculum Exploration
Sequences and Series
- P14: Sequences and Series:
- P14.1: Sequences
- P14.1.a: Basic Sequences
- P14.1.b: Recursive Sequences
- P14.1.c: Arithmetic Sequences
- P14.1.d: Geometric Sequences
- P14.1.e: Sequence Limits
- P14.1.f: Homework Problems
- P14.2: Summation of Sequences