Distance Education Math Course for Nontraditional Students

Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
Math 221

The following class section is made available, in the spirit of the Wisconsin Idea, to accommodate the needs of nontraditional students.

This is the same high quality Calculus and Analytic Geometry I course taught in the Department of Mathematics for five University of Wisconsin-Madison credits.

Math 221 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I

This course covers differential and integral calculus, plane analytic geometry, applications; transcendental functions,etc. The Math 221-222 sequence is the first two semesters of the standard three-semester calculus sequence, completed with 234, which is normally required for all higher level math courses and should be taken by those preparing for major study in mathematics, the physical sciences, computer sciences, or engineering. It is also recommended for students in the social and life sciences who may want a more substantial introduction to calculus than is offered in the Math 211-213 sequence.

Section 010 Online

The section is offered online for nontraditional students who are away from the UW-Madison campus. Course details will be posted here before the beginning of each semester. Students in this new distance learning program in mathematics must be admitted as Special Students through Adult Career and Special Student Services of the UW-Madison Division of Continuing Studies.

General Information

Credits: Students taking this course will earn five University of Wisconsin-Madison credits.

A great degree of self-motivation is required to take a distance education math course such as this one. Please contact the course instructor Dr. Sharad Chandarana at chandara@math.wisc.edu if you have any questions.

Contact: For more information please contact Dr. Sharad Chandarana at chandara@math.wisc.edu.

Course Format

This is a one-semester mathematics course based on the Department of Mathematics syllabus. A detailed schedule of section to be covered will be posted here at the beginning of the semester.

Students may contact Dr. Sharad Chandarana with questions who will also hold weekly virtual office hours to help the students with the material. Students will submit weekly homework assignments by email, and graded assignments will be returned to them via email.

Homework: Homework will be collected for grading just about every week.

Exams: There will be two midcourse exams, each worth 100 points, and a final exam worth 150 points in the course. The course grade will be based mainly on the exams.

The times for these exams will be set at the beginning of the semester and students will be required to take the exams at these preset times. Students will be required to find a qualified proctor to proctor the exams. The proctor must be approved by the course instructor, Dr. Sharad Chandarana (chandara@math.wisc.edu), before students can register for the course.


The grades will be assigned based on the following scale:

A 90 - 100
AB 86 - 89
B 80 - 85
BC 76 - 79
C 70 - 75
D 60 - 69
F 59 or below

How to Register

Download the corresponding pdf for instructions on how to register:


For more information please contact Dr. Sharad Chandarana at chandara@math.wisc.edu.