Class Starts Sept 9
Earn college credits that can be transferred to your school of choice.
Earn college credits that can be transferred to your school of choice.
Online Interactive Learning
Refunded If You Don’t Pass*
Outlier’s Calculus I course is designed to make learning calculus a painless-ish and entertaining experience! With high-quality videos of exceptional educators guiding you through examples from science, sports, and human happiness, our course will help you master calculus and even have a few laughs along the way. Choose the instructor that best fits your learning style (or hop between instructors whenever you like), and if you need extra help, you’ll have access to our friendly tutors, online study groups, and unlimited practice problems.
Earn college credit for Calculus I in just 4 easy steps: pass the pretest, enroll, start learning September 9th and pass the course , transfer credits to your school!
Stay sharp with our interactive textbook.
Switch between three different lecturers at any time.
Practice ‘til it clicks with infinite variations of problem sets.
During this course, you’ll learn from these distinguished educators. Each has created video lectures covering each topic in the Calculus I course with their own teaching style, tools, and subject matter ranging from human happiness and sports to more traditional science-based examples. Choose the teacher that best fits your learning style (or hop between educators whenever you like!)
Dr. Hannah Fry is an associate professor in the mathematics of cities at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at University College London. She works with an interdisciplinary team to study many aspects of human behavior, such as shopping, relationships, transport, and urban crime.
In 2018, she was awarded the Christopher Zeeman Medal "for her contributions to the public understanding of the mathematical sciences." A gifted communicator, Fry brings the joy of math to a wide audience as a public speaker, television presenter, and radio host.
She is the author of a number of well-received books. Her TED talk, "The Mathematics of Love," has been viewed nearly 5 million times.
John Urschel is a doctoral candidate in applied mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a retired NFL guard and lineman for the Baltimore Ravens.
An accomplished mathematician, he is the coauthor (with L. Zikatanov) of the Urschel-Zikatanov Theorem—a result regarding the connectedness of nodal decompositions of Fiedler vectors. He also has the fastest eigensolver for minimal Laplacian eigenvectors.
In 2017, Urschel was on Forbes' "30 under 30" list of outstanding young scientists.
Dr. Tim Chartier is an award-winning professor of mathematics and computer science at Davidson College. A skilled teacher and researcher, Professor Chartier received the Alder Award and the Daniel Solow Author’s Award from the Mathematical Association of America and is an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow. He specializes in sports analytics and has worked with the NBA, ESPN’s Sport Science, NASCAR teams, and others.
He has worked with Google and Pixar on K-12 educational initiatives. He is an award-winning author of multiple books on computer science. He is vice president of the Mathematical Association of America and first chair of the Advisory Council for the National Museum of Mathematics.
He serves as an expert resource for major news organizations such as NPR, the New York Times, Bloomberg TV, and CBS.
It doesn’t have to be. That’s part of why we made this course. We want to give everyone the best possible chance to enjoy learning calculus, get their credits, and feel confident in their mathematical abilities.
This course is for anyone that needs or wants to learn calculus. This is a college-level Calculus I course, for which you will receive 3 transferable credits. A high school diploma is required before starting the course, however in the future we hope to offer the course to high school students as well.
It’s suitable for college students that need calculus for their major (or people who may have even failed the course before), recent grads, and anyone else that has an interest in taking a for-credit, world-class calculus course online.
Previous calculus experience is not required! We will teach you calculus, but you should have a good understanding of algebra, geometry, and trigonometry. It’s a bonus if you’ve taken pre-calculus or math analysis, but those aren’t absolutely necessary. You will need to pass a short pretest before you can enroll in the course to make sure you have a mathematical foundation solid enough to allow you to succeed in learning calculus.
A high school diploma, GED or equivalent is needed prior to starting the course, although we hope to be able to offer our courses to a broader audience in the future. You will also be required to pass a short pretest before enrolling in the Calculus I course. You will also need wifi, a laptop or desktop computer with a webcam, microphone, and Google Chrome installed.
Yes, you can be anywhere in the universe (with wifi) and you'll be able to complete the course.
$400 per course, for now. Our goal is to reduce the cost of college and reduce student debt, but there are many factors to consider as we plan for 2020 and beyond. TLDR: if you want the introductory price of $400, enroll asap!
The first classes for Calculus I and Introduction to Psychology begin on September 9, 2019 and each runs for 14 weeks. In the future, courses will be available on a more flexible schedule.
Student study groups and tutoring sessions will be scheduled for set times. However, these will be organized to maximize compatibility with students’ schedules and availability.
We are excited to be partnering with the University of Pittsburgh for our fall course. Upon successful completion, you will receive 3 college credits from the University of Pittsburgh for Fundamentals of Calculus I that can be transferred to your school of choice. Please check with your school's registrar on the process for getting outside coursework pre-approved or transferred. If you need a copy of the syllabus or any other supporting documents from Outlier you can email firstname.lastname@example.org and we'd be happy to send them to you. Once you've completed the course, transferring credits will be as easy as selecting "Transfer my credits" from the course website, filling out the form, and the University of Pittsburgh will mail an official transcript to your school of choice. We are currently in discussions with several top universities (including Pitt) as potential partners in 2020 and beyond.
We have technology built into our courses that allows us to prevent academic dishonesty and detect it if it occurs.
Yes, international students are welcome to join our courses as long as you have a high school diploma, GED or equivalent and feel comfortable taking courses in English.
Not yet. However, we hope to in the future, which will make all of our courses even more accessible.
Early on in the process of designing Outlier, we found that many students use their laptops late at night, and don’t feel like staring into a lightbulb. Too much white in the background of videos and active learning would be fatiguing and unpleasant. We also think it’s pretty neat that we decided to do this before Apple shifted everything to dark mode.
Unlike delicious, calorie-free ice cream and most things that sound too good to be true, this is for real — $400 for 3 college credits that you can transfer to your school of choice. Our team has been working tirelessly to build a product that will make world-class education more equitable and more accessible, and change the way people define excellent education.
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