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 Microeconomics in Modules Update.
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.
Check Your Understanding Quizzes
With Check Your Understanding Quizzes for each module, students can self-asses their comprehension of material.
LaunchPad’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.
Virtual 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 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 Tools
Worth provides a guide to teach students how to use the interactive graphing tool used in problems within LaunchPad.
Student tutorials are interactive modules designed to teach students key concepts through real world example problems, animated graphs, and interactive activities.
Based 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 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 Review
Math 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 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 Videos
Video 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 Outs
These 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.
Chapter Figures, Photos, and Tables: High Resolution
Instructors are provided with a downloadable folder containing all the figures, photos, and tables from each module available in high resolution with more detailed images ideal for large presentations.
Chapter Figures, Photos, and Tables: Low Resolution
Instructors are provided with a downloadable folder containing all the figures, photos, and tables from each module available in low resolution with images ideal for use on smaller formats, such as handouts.
Worth compiles a convenient PowerPoint of all the figures, photos, and tables from each module.
Instructor’s Resource Manual
The Instructor’s Resource Manual is the perfect tool for busy instructors who want to make the economics course more engaging for their students. This manual includes module objectives, module summaries, lecture, discussion, and classroom activity suggestions organized by section, multimedia suggestions from Worth’s rich video and student media offerings, plus tips for embracing new classroom technologies and teaching online.
Worth has developed ready to go PowerPoint Slides for each module to provide instructors with a convenient and complete presentation with extra examples outside of the text to prompt discussion.