Online Options for Calculus - Distance CalculusFor many students, Calculus I and II are courses to "slug through" where you learn multiple techniques for differentiation and integration, and apply these techniques to solving problems involving area, volume, and rates of change problems, among other applications.
Multivariable Calculus is the first course in the sophomore year of the calculus sequence.
Multivariable Calculus is where the Calculus starts to get fun! The entire point of the Multivariable Calculus course is to generalize the topics of 1-variable calculus (from Calculus I and II) to multiple variables. That brings our "flat calculus" into 3D and higher dimensions, where the graphics and beauty of calculus really take flight.
Many students report that Multivariable Calculus is the first course where they start to like calculus. Our curriculum for our Multivariable Calculus course - VectorCalculus&LiveMath - is a wonderful curriculum with a wonderful mixture of 3D graphics, generalized concepts, and exposition that make the course captivating, engaging, and rigorously enjoyable.
Here are some videos about our Multivariable Calculus course via Distance Calculus @ Roger Williams University:
Multivariable Calculus & High School
After AP Calculus for High School Students
Distance Calculus - Student Reviews
Date Posted: Sep 6, 2020
Review by: Mark L.
Courses Completed: Applied Calculus
Review: Great course. Because of this class I was able to meet the entry requirements for my EMBA program on a tight time window in addition to sharpening math skills from classes taken over 15 years ago!
Transferred Credits to: MIT
Date Posted: Feb 23, 2020
Review by: Carl Conners
Courses Completed: Multivariable Calculus, Differential Equations, Linear Algebra
Review: After a really rough first year of calculus, I completed all of the second year calculus courses with Distance Calculus. It was like night and day the difference. My first year was so boring and monotonous. Multivariable Calculus, Differential Equations, and Linear Algebra through Distance Calculus were just so much different - so not boring at all. I thoroughly enjoyed these courses. So engaging.
Transferred Credits to: Michigan State University
Date Posted: Jan 12, 2020
Review by: Anonymous
Courses Completed: Calculus I
Review: This course is amazing! I took it as a requirement for admission to an MBA program, and couldn't have been happier with the quality and rigor of the course. I previously took calculus two times (at a public high school and then a large public university commonly cited as a "public ivy"), this course was by far the best and *finally* made the concepts click. Previously I had no idea what was going on because terrible PhD students were teaching the course and saying stuff like "a derivative is the slope of a tangent line" - ??? but what does that mean ???, but the instructors in the Shorter University course explain everything in ways where it FINALLY made sense (e.g., "imagine a roller coaster hitting the top of a hill, there's a moment where it shifts momentum and you're not accelerating or decelerating, that's what a 0 rate of change is - that's when the derivative would be zero"). They explain everything in multiple ways and relate it to other concepts. It all made perfect sense when I finally had a good instructor. Really recommend this class
Transferred Credits to: The Wharton School, UPenn