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I am in a bit of a bind right now.  I am looking for an online calculus class for a senior in high school.  I live overseas and need something probably not live, or with some pretty flexible time schedules.  Our normal educational option just fell through and I am not thinking calculus is my ability level.

Any help would be great.

Thanks,

Katy

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Derek Owens runs a self-paced online Calculus course: https://derekowens.com/course_info_calculus.php

You can also take a look at Thinkwell, which is also self-paced. https://www.thinkwell.com/collections/advanced-placement

Homeschoolbuyersco-op.org just had a 40% off sale on Thinkwell courses that ended last week. They usually come around every 2-3 months, I think? So it depends on whether you can/want to wait for the next round of sales. https://www.homeschoolbuyersco-op.org/Thinkwell-GroupBuy-faqs/he

There are probably more that others will suggest. These are the ones that I can think of off the top of my head that are asynchronous and can be started at any time.

HTH  ?

 

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3 hours ago, mirabillis said:

we are taking this now. my ds loves it! says it's far better than our previous live class format over at wilson hill that we switched from.

For certain types of kids, DO is great. Mine did DO for physics and did NOT like it due to it not having deadlines, not having classmates, not being able to interact with the teavher except through email, and not having enough review (for her).

So glad your DS is liking it, but pointing out that it would be a disaster for someone who does poorly without the live interaction with classmates and a teacher.

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There used to be a calc class on Coursera from Ohio University that was wonderful.  I think something about the format changed so you will need to research it but both my kids loved the original.

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Thinkwell doesn’t have teacher support and it is a lot of video watching for the chemistry and math that we tried. If your child likes videos and you have a tutor to help if stuck, that might work. 

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These are a couple of live online class options.  If the times do not work for you the classes are recorded so that may be an option to watch them at a later time more fitting with your schedule.  There is a sample recording available to preview.

https://www.highschoolmathlive.com/calculus-i-info.html

https://www.highschoolmathlive.com/apreg-calculus-ab-info.html

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Maybe give ALEKS a try. It's $20/month, computer-based with no videos but completely flexible. From their site: Through adaptive questioning, ALEKS accurately assesses a student's knowledge state and then delivers targeted instruction on the exact topics the student is most ready to learn. ALEKS has been used by millions of students in over 100 different mathematics, science, and business courses at thousands of K-12 schools, colleges, and universities throughout the world. 

My youngest used it for a year. Oldest doesn't think it provides enough context (and I agree that the Algebra 2 was not as thorough as Holt), but I do know at least three students locally who used it through pre-calc and then did calc at university with no problems. You might be able to use it as a spine and also have a textbook that goes into more depth when needed. 

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