Krugman and Wells, Microeconomics, 5e

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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 Microeconomics.


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.


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e-Book

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.

Worth’s acclaimed e-Book platform was developed by a cognitive psychologist (PhD, Yale University) who taught undergraduate psychology at the University of Massachusetts.


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Graded Homework

Available for every chapter of the text. These are a combination of multiple choice and interactive graphing style questions. Perfectly suited for chapter ending homework or simply for student practice. We offer the most realistic and flexible graphing tool on the market. In addition to their inclusion in homework, hundreds of additional graphing problems are available in the quiz banks for instructors to build their own assessments or add to ones that already exist.

 
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Guide to Using the Graphing Tools

Worth provides a guide to teach students how to use the interactive graphing tool used in activities inside LaunchPad.


LearningCurve

Developed in light of the latest advances in learning research, LearningCurve’s game-like adaptive quizzing is available for every chapter or module of the text.

LearningCurve provides a unique learning path for each student, with quizzes shaped by each individual’s correct and incorrect answers. The less a student knows about a topic, the more LearningCurve focuses on it. And the better a student does, the more difficult the questions become. Feedback for each question includes live links to e-Book pages relevant to the topic at hand, guiding students to the reading they need to do to address areas that are giving them difficulty.

Because LearningCurve is a formative assessment and not graded on a A-F scale, many instructors have found it to be an ideal source for pre-lecture assignments, with students coming to class more prepared to participate. LearningCurve is equally effective when used as a post-lecture review. Instructors have also found that making LearningCurve a small percentage of the overall grade further incentivizes students to take advantage of it when preparing for class.


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Math and Graphing Review and Slides

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.


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MobLab Assessments

MobLab Assessments offer free-response questions tied to MobLab activities.


Welcome Unit Quiz

In order to get familiar with LaunchPad, see how it works, and know what it contains, you can test your students’ understanding by having them take the brief quiz included in this unit. The quiz will show students where something is (like how to find their grades) and then ask them to confirm that they understand. Hopefully this will allow them to see ALL that LaunchPad offers, and use the product to its fullest.


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Summative Quizzes (End-of Chapter Problems)

The end-of-chapter problems from the text have been converted to a multiple-choice format. These problems can be assigned in homework assignments or quizzes.


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Welcome Page

The welcome page provides an introduction to LaunchPad. It explains the Welcome Unit Quiz and provides answers to a few Frequently Asked Questions.

 
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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.


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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.


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Chapter Figures, Photos, and Tables

All image files from the text are provided for use in class.


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Image Slides

All illustrations from the text are provided as PPT for use in class or for enhancing an existing PPT presentation.
 
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Instructor's Resource Manual

The instructor’s resource manual offers in-class suggestions, activities, a chapter outline, teaching tips, classroom activities, and links to web resources.


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Solutions Manual

Detailed solutions are provided for all end of chapter questions.


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Downloadable Computerized Test Bank

The comprehensive Test Bank contains multiple-choice and short-answer essay questions. The questions include a wide variety of applied, conceptual, and factual questions, and each item is keyed to the topic and page in the text on which the answer can be found.

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