# Fall 2020 Accredited Online Calculus Course Information - Distance Calculus @ Roger Williams University Online Accredited Course

Fall 2020 @ Roger Williams UniversityIf 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.

The 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!

Fall 2020 Distance Calculus @ Roger Williams University offers all of the main lower-division university-level calculus courses, fully accredited and transferable.

- Math 136 - Precalculus - 4 credits
- Math 207 - Applied Calculus - 3 credits
- Math 213 - Calculus I - 4 credits
- Math 214 - Calculus II - 4 credits
- Math 351 - Multivariable Calculus - 4 credits
- Math 317 - Differential Equations - 3 credits
- Math 331 - Linear Algebra - 3 credits
- Math 315 - Probability Theory - 3 credits

## Distance Calculus - Student Reviews

*Date Posted: Jan 13, 2020*

Review by: Daniel Marasco

Courses Completed: Multivariable Calculus

Review: This course was more affordable than many, and the flexible format was terrific for me, as I am inclined to work very diligently on tasks on my own. It could be dangerous for a person who requires external discipline more, but it works well for self-starters, allowing you to prioritize when you have other pressing work. I was a full time teacher adding a math certification, and this course allowed me to master the math while working around my teaching schedule and fitting work into moments here and there when I had time. I was able to transfer the credits to Montana State University, Bozeman for my teaching internship program without a hitch. The instructors were all very helpful and patient, even when I failed to see a ridiculously simple solution on one problem after 20 emails back and forth. Overall, I was more pleased with my experience in this class than I was with any of my other 9 courses.

Transferred Credits to: Montana State University, Bozeman

*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: 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

## Distance Calculus - Curriculum Exploration

### 1.03: Growth Rates

- M3: 1.03: Growth Rates:
- M3.1: 1.03 - Basics
- M3.1.a: 1.03.B1: Instantaneous growth rates
- M3.1.b: 1.03.B2: Instantaneous Growth Rate of Power Functions
- M3.1.c: 1.03.B3: The Instantaneous Growth Rate of Trig Functions
- M3.1.d: 1.03.B4: The Instantaneous Growth Rate of Exponential and Log Functions
- M3.2: 1.03 - Tutorials
- M3.2.a: 1.03.T1: Average growth rate versus instantaneous growth rate
- M3.2.b: 1.03.T2: Using the instantaneous growth rate f'(x) to predict the plot of f(x)
- M3.2.c: 1.03.T3: Spread of disease
- M3.2.d: 1.03.T4: Instantaneous growth rates in context
- M3.3: 1.03 - GiveItATry
- M3.3.a: 1.03.G1: Relating f(x) and f'(x)
- M3.3.b: 1.03.G2: Explaining LiveMath Derivative Output
- M3.3.c: 1.03.G3: Approximation of the instantaneous growth rate f'(x) by average growth rates
- M3.3.d: 1.03.G4: Using the instantaneous growth rate f'(x) to predict the plot of f(x)
- M3.3.e: 1.03.G5: Graphics action
- M3.3.f: 1.03.G6: Up and down, maximum and minimum
- M3.3.g: 1.03.G7: Spread of disease
- M3.3.h: 1.03.G8: Average growth rate versus instantaneous growth rate
- M3.3.i: 1.03.G9: Why folks study the instantaneous growth rate instead of instantaneous growth
- M3.4: 1.03 - Literacy
- M3.5: 1.03 - Revisited