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 here to go to the landing page of LaunchPad for Calculus.
What resources are available for my students?
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.
Whiteboard tutorials provide animated and narrated step-by-step solutions to exercises that are based on key problems in the text.
Interactive figures from the text book that allow students and instructors to manipulate and explore, making the visual aspects and dimensions of calculus concepts easier to grasp. Brief tutorial videos accompany selected figures and explain the concepts at work.
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.
This game-like adaptive quizzing system puts the concept of “testing to learn” into action, motivating students to engage with their course. Easy-to-use reporting tools help teachers pinpoint areas to focus on in class.
Personalized Study Plan
Self Tests and Post Tests for each chapter created so students can gauge knowledge of chapter content before and after chapter content is learned.
Student Solutions Manual
Solutions to the odd numbered exercises; available in LaunchPad or as a print resource.
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.
Clicker questions prepared in the form of PowerPoint slides to be tailored for classroom use.