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 Linear Algebra.
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.
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.
Student Solutions Manual
This manual provides full solutions for all the odd-numbered problems in the text.
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.
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.
Instructor's Resource Manual
This manual includes detailed instructor notes that are referenced in the marginal notes throughout the instructor’s edition of Linear Algebra with Applications. These notes provide additional content background on several topics in the lessons and suggested explanations and advice for teaching particular topics. This resource manual also provides full solutions to all exercises in the text.
Lecture PowerPoint Slides
Customizable, detailed lecture presentations of mathematical concepts covered in each chapter.
Printable Test Bank
The Test Bank contains hundreds of multiple-choice, fill-in, and short-answer questions to generate quizzes and tests for each chapter of the text that can be downloaded, edited, and resequenced to suit each instructor’s needs.