LaunchPad contains resources for you and your students. In this tutorial, we'll take a detailed look at both types separately. Let's begin with student resources. Click the following link to go to the landing page of LaunchPad for Microeconomics.
From your LaunchPad home page, click Resources, then Content by Type. You'll see a list of all the resources available to your students. We'll now take a closer look at each.
What resources are available for my students?
LaunchPad’s e-Book offers the complete textbook with all of the interactive study tools specific to the book and the course linked in at point of use--plus easy customization and personalization for students and instructors. Students can search and highlight, making it easier to access key content and organize studying. Teachers can customize and rearrange chapters, add and share notes and discussions, and link to quizzes, activities, and other resources.
Worth’s acclaimed e-Book platform was developed by a cognitive psychologist (PhD, Yale University) who taught undergraduate psychology at the University of Massachusetts.
eFigureseFigures present students with a narrated animation that walks them through the development of key figures from the text. If you assign this activity to students, questions are also included that test comprehension of concepts taught in the video.
End of Chapter Quiz UpdatesThe end-of-chapter problems from the text have been converted to a multiple-choice format. These problems can be assigned in homework assignments or quizzes.
FlashcardsVirtual flashcards are available for every key term. Students can view these in stack mode, table mode, definitions shown, terms shown, or use quiz mode to test themselves. Students can utilize this resource to prepare for higher stakes assessments and to make sure they understand the language of the course.
Graded HomeworkAvailable for every chapter of the text, these are a combination of multiple-choice and interactive graphing questions. They are perfectly suited for graded homework or simply for student practice.
Graded Homework UpdatesAvailable for every chapter of the text, these are a combination of multiple-choice and interactive graphing questions. They are perfectly suited for graded homework or simply for student practice.
How to Use CalculusProvided for each chapter with calculus coverage, this resource highlights the material found in the in-text and online calculus appendices.
Developed in light of the latest advances in learning research, LearningCurve’s game-like adaptive quizzing is available for every chapter or module of the text.
LearningCurve provides a unique learning path for each student, with quizzes shaped by each individual’s correct and incorrect answers. The less a student knows about a topic, the more LearningCurve focuses on it. And the better a student does, the more difficult the questions become. Feedback for each question includes live links to e-Book pages relevant to the topic at hand, guiding students to the reading they need to do to address areas that are giving them difficulty.
Because LearningCurve is a formative assessment and not graded on a A-F scale, many instructors have found it to be an ideal source for pre-lecture assignments, with students coming to class more prepared to participate. LearningCurve is equally effective when used as a post-lecture review. Instructors have also found that making LearningCurve a small percentage of the overall grade further incentivizes students to take advantage of it when preparing for class.
Online Calculus AppendicesMath is a powerful tool for economic analysis. In the Online Calculus Appendices students are given insight into the calculus that helps derive chapter content and take learned economic concepts one step further. Written in the same conversational tone as the text, the appendices provide a step by step walk-through of related calculus problems and additional problems for students to work through on their own.
Practice HomeworkEach section of the text offers a review quiz consisting of multiple-choice questions. These are perfect for student study or for higher stakes assessment should you wish to assign them.
Practice Homework UpdatesEach section of the text offers a review quiz consisting of multiple-choice questions. These are perfect for student study or for higher stakes assessment should you wish to assign them.
Test Bank UpdatesThe Test Bank provides a wide range of questions appropriate for assessing your students’ comprehension, interpretation, analysis, and synthesis skills. The Test Bank offers multiple-choice, true/false, and short-answer questions designed for comprehensive coverage of the text concepts.
Web Quiz UpdatesStudents can test their knowledge of the material in the book by taking multiple-choice quizzes on any chapter.
Web QuizzesStudents can test their knowledge of the material in the book by taking multiple-choice quizzes on any chapter.
What resources are available for instructors?From the same screen where you've been viewing student resources, you can scroll down to see those available to instructors. Let's now take a closer look at each.
Animated Lecture PowerPointsAnimated and interactive PPTs are provided for structuring class lectures. Fully editable, use them in total or use parts of them to enhance an existing PPT presentation.