University of North Dakota Online Calculus versus Distance CalculusAnother Calculus online program available on the internet is from the University of North Dakota (UND).
UND's Calculus online program is quite different than Distance Calculus @ Roger Williams University.
As reported by former UND Calculus course students, the UND Calculus course is centered on using a traditional paper textbook, having the student work through the textbook problems, and utilize the Calculus videos from Khan Academy to supplement the textbook.
In contrast, Distance Calculus is quite a different course in so many ways! Our video library of instructions is tied DIRECTLY to our own curriculum (Calculus&LiveMath), and using a computer algebra graphing software (LiveMath) as the cornerstone of the coursework platform, quite unlike a regular paper Calculus textbook. We use our own course management system (CMS), which is not Moodle nor Blackboard nor any of the other CMS's you may have had contact with previously.
For many students, a paper-textbook-centered course structure may work for them. If you are good at reading a paper textbook, working through the textbook problems, and watching Khan Academy videos to help out, then UND's course may be a very good choice for you.
UND's Calculus I (Math 165) course is less expensive (tuition: $1368) than Distance Calculus Calculus I (tuition: $1782 + e-text/software $115). So if you are looking for the lowest price course, UND is the less expensive option.
Distance Calculus is designed to facilitate tremendous interaction between student and instructor via the exchange of these LiveMath (and Mathematica for the higher courses) notebooks, back and forth, back and forth, until the student work is 100% correct and complete. Explore below in more detail (in video format) the Distance Calculus courses, and write us if you have any questions!
Student interaction with the instructor(s) is via this computer algebra notebook exchange, but also on sharing screen-cast recorded movies back and forth, which solves many "I'm stuck and writing out my question is not working out!", and then also real-time chat back and forth with the instructor(s) on Skype chat.
Is Distance Calculus For You?
Distance Calculus Success Indicators
Distance Calculus - Student Reviews
Date Posted: Apr 29, 2020
Review by: Harlan E.
Courses Completed: Calculus I, Calculus II
Review: I did not do well in AP Calculus during my senior year in high school. Instead of trying to cram for the AP exam, I decided to jump ship and go to Distance Calculus to complete Calculus I. This was awesome! I finished Calculus I in about 6 weeks, and then I kept going into Calculus II. I started as a freshman at UCLA with both Calculus I and II done!
Transferred Credits to: University of California, Los Angeles
Date Posted: Feb 25, 2020
Review by: Jessica M.
Courses Completed: Applied Calculus
Review: I highly recommend this course. I started the Kennedy School at Harvard with a last-minute admission, but my application required the Liberal Arts calculus course, so I had to finish the course in 3 weeks. Diane was an awesome instructor! The class was surprisingly interesting. If you need to take calculus fast, this is the program to use.
Transferred Credits to: Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
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
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