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 Economics in Modules Update.
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?
Check Your Understanding QuizzesWith Check Your Understanding Quizzes for each module, students can self-asses their comprehension of material.
e-BookLaunchPad’s e-Book integrates the text with an assortment of media-powered learning tools, including multiple-choice Check Your Understanding Quizzes and a key terms matching exercise, and a variety of customization options for students and instructors. For the LP Update, additional opening stories and business case studies have been added to provide students and instructors with more current real-life examples.
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.
Graded HomeworkGraded homework combines a selection of multiple-choice style questions alongside interactive graphing questions. There is one prebuilt graded homework for every section of the text. They provide an excellent resource for both graded assessment or practice for exams.
Guide: Using the Graphing ToolsWorth provides a guide to teach students how to use the interactive graphing tool used in problems within LaunchPad.
Interactive TutorialsStudent tutorials are interactive modules designed to teach students key concepts through real world example problems, animated graphs, and interactive activities.
LearningCurveBased on the latest findings from learning and research, LearningCurve combines adaptive question selection, personalized study plans, immediate valuable feedback, and state-of-the-art analysis reports. LearningCurve’s unique game-like nature keeps students engaged in the material while helping them learn and remember the concepts. LearningCurve is unique and is written specifically for each text. A perfect resource for those looking to flip the class or for instructors who would like students to come to class prepared to discuss the content.
Living GraphsLiving Graphs are interactive and animated graphs that first demonstrate a concept to students and then ask them to manipulate the graph or answer questions to check understanding.
Math and Graphing ReviewMath and Graphing Review provides online review of 10 basic math and graphing concepts essential for students taking a principles of economics course. These 10 concepts were chosen based on feedback from instructors on the concepts students most often struggle with and for which a review would be helpful. Students can view engaging video tutorials that also provide assessment of these key concepts. Instructors also have access to these concepts in the form of PowerPoint slides to use in class. The following topics are covered: Slope, Area of Shapes, Average and Median, Percentages and Ratios, Percentage Change, Solving Equations, Interpreting Graphs and Recognizing Relationships, Types of Graphs, Correlation vs. Causation, and Marginal Analysis.
Self-Test QuizzesSelf-Test Quizzes are designed to be used as a study tool for students. Questions are based on module content and students can take the quizzes an unlimited amount of times until they are comfortable with material.
Video Activities and VideosVideo Activities containing clips from PBS NewsHour are available for many chapters and offer real world application of economics principles and concepts. The videos are accompanied by assignable, automatically graded quizzes. The videos are also available as a standalone resource.
Work It OutsThese tutorials guide students through the process of economic analysis and math skills to solve the final problem in each chapter. Choice-specific feedback and video explanations provide students with interactive assistance for each step of the problem.
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.