University of North Dakota Online Calculus VS 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.
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Distance Calculus Success Indicators
Distance Calculus - Student Reviews
Date Posted: Dec 9, 2019
Review by: Louisa A.
Courses Completed: Calculus I
Review: My microeconomics class required college-level calculus as a prerequisite, and I didn't want to wait until next year to take the class. So, I took DC's Calculus I class over the summer, so I could register for econ when I got back to school this fall. I actually think I got more help taking the class online than I would have in the huge lecture classes here. Prof. Curtis was really clear in explaining concepts and talking me through the topics that I was having trouble with. It took me about 10 weeks to finish the class, which didn't seem too long and didn't feel rushed. My friends who are in calculus now, trying to finish the prereq, are pretty jealous!
Date Posted: Jun 21, 2020
Review by: Abdul J.
Courses Completed: Applied Calculus
Review: This was the best class! So much more interesting doing the computer math than a boring lecture class. Diane was so responsive and helpful. I recommend this course.
Transferred Credits to: Villanova University
Date Posted: Jan 13, 2020
Review by: Janice Flores
Student Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Courses Completed: Calculus II
Review: I highly recommend this course! Dr. Curtis is the best teacher and is ALWAYS willing to work with you to make sure you understand the subject. It was definitely a positive experience and the credits were transferred to my University with no problems! I definitely do not regret it and I had doubts in the beginning but if I had to, I would do it all over again!
Transferred Credits to: University of Central Florida
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