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 Quantitative Literacy.
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.
The applications index shows students where to find problems based on particular subject matter, including education, finance, medicine, physical and life science, sports, and more.
Interactive Figures from the text meant to foster active learning by letting students manipulate variables and interpret the results for themselves.
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.
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. Students can utilize this resource to prepare for higher stakes assessments and to make sure they understand the language of the course.
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.
MathClips allow students to view narrated lecture videos, whiteboard lessons that illustrate key mathematical concepts.
Practice Quizzes are designed to be used as a study tool for students. Questions are based on chapter content.
Student Solutions Manual
Solutions to odd-numbered exercises in the text; available electronically within LaunchPad.
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.
PowerPoint slides for each chapter meant to be used with clicker technology in the classroom.
Customizable, detailed lecture presentation of mathematical concepts covered in each chapter.
An easy-to-use web-based version of the instructor’s solutions, allowing instructors to generate a solution file for any set of homework exercises.