General Calculus Tracks
There are several course tracks available on this site. Click the course type below for suggestions on how to use this site depending on your situation.
If you haven't already, go to the About Page for details on how this site is set up. Reading this will help you save time by knowing how to navigate around and quickly find what you need.
Next, read the page on How To Study Calculus. Many people don't realize that studying math requires different techniques and skills than studying almost any other material. There are some great ideas on that page to help maximize your learning with the minimum of time and effort.
You need a really good textbook. I recommend Larson Calculus ETF. You can get a copy from the Bookstore. You don't need the latest edition (unless you need it for a class). You can usually get an older edition (3rd or 4th) very cheap, for about $10.
Okay, so now that you know how to study, how this site is set up and your textbook, you are ready to start learning. If your textbook has an algebra review section, make sure you go through that and that you understand most of the topics. Work a few practice problems in each section and then review the material as you feel like you need to. Strong algebra skills are very important in calculus. Calculus is not difficult. The algebra can be difficult if you are not ready.
As you work through each chapter in the textbook, go to the course pages on each topic (links on the left under Courses). The Larson textbook mentioned above is great and this site will give you more information. Work practice problems from the textbook and on this site until the concepts start to come back easily. The videos on this site will help solidify concepts in your head.
If you are trying to learn calculus on your own or you are struggling with your class and need major help, this is the site for you. You need to follow the same steps as someone trying to refresh their calculus knowledge. However, you need to work lots more practice problems. Solving lots problems on your own will allow you to become familiar with the material and learn when you can apply a technique or concept and how you use your newly learned calculus.
Another consideration is your textbook. If your textbook is not helping you, it is okay (and good) to get another one that WILL help you. I recommend Larson Calculus ETF. You can find a copy in the Bookstore. If you are not required to get a specific edition for your class, you can get an earlier edition for as low as $10. This book is well written with good examples and practice problems. Additionally, solutions (not just answers but worked out solutions) to the odd problems are found online.
As a home school student, you are probably far ahead traditional school students. You are very fortunate and you have a great chance to succeed in calculus and life in general.
You are actually a self-learner as well, so the discussion above, in the Self-Learning section applies to you. However, you need to do a couple of things differently. First, you need to get a copy of a good textbook. I highly recommend Larson Calculus ETF found in the Bookstore. You can get an older edition and the cost is very low.
Secondly, you need to try to work as much on your own as possible and learn to teach yourself. Once you get into college, you will find yourself in a class with a teacher that is difficult to understand, either because they think differently than you or because they are a bad teacher (sorry). So don't rely on your parents (or your home school teacher) to help you. Now is the time to start learning independently.
Make sure you read the How To Study Calculus section to tweak your math studying skills.
Single Variable Calculus Courses
Courses in single variable calculus are listed on the Single Variable Calculus Page.
Multi-Variable Calculus Courses
Courses in multiple variable calculus are listed
below. The course details are on separate pages depending on subject. Click the link below for the course you wish to study.
Note: No courses are currently available. The entire multi-variable calculus section is under construction.
Courses in differential equations are listed on the Differential Equations Page. They are video courses based on information found on those sites. We have combined the information and documents and laid them out sequentially so that you can go through each course step-by-step.
Link To Differential Equations Video Courses