Features and Benefits

For the Student 

Prepare

  • New - Integrated Review is now included in all Sullivan 11th Edition MyMathLab® for School courses, including Precalculus, Algebra & Trigonometry, and Trigonometry. Integrated review can be used to help students who enter without a full understanding of prerequisite skills and concepts.
    • Integrated Review provides videos on review topics with a corresponding worksheets, along with premade, assignable skills-check quizzes and personalized review homework assignments.
    • Algebra Review comprises four chapters of Intermediate Algebra–available within MyMathLab® for School or as a printed supplement–that are ideal for a corequisite or a slower-paced course. In MyMathLab for School, videos can be assigned to accompany the Algebra Review content are provided.
  • New - Mindset material in MyMathLab for School encourages students to maintain a positive attitude about learning, value their own ability to grow, and view mistakes as learning opportunities – so often a major hurdle for math students.
  • Just-in-time review begins all sections to prepare students for the topics ahead.
    • Preparing for This Section lists previously learned concepts that will be useful in the section ahead. Page references are included for easy review.
    • Now Work "Are You Prepared?" problems support the Preparing for This Section feature, allowing students to check that they are ready to proceed to the section ahead or if they need to turn back for further review. These problems appear at the start of each exercise set.
  • All examples are clearly written and most conclude with a direction to Now Work,a related exercise, helping students to learn by doing.
    • Showcase Examples provide how-to instruction by offering a guided, step-by-step approach to solving a problem. Students can immediately see how each of the steps in a problem is employed.
    • Model It examples and exercises are now highlighted, making it easy to identify which exercises ask students to build a mathematical model from verbal descriptions or from data.
  • New - Need to Review? is placed at the point of need for students. It provides a reference and page number to the discussion of a previous topic used in the current presentation.
  • New - Graphing Images throughout each chapter show TI-84 Plus C and desmos screenshots. Using the graphing technology students are most familiar with, these images help students visualize concepts clearly and make stronger connections among equations, data and graphs in full color.
  • Calculus icons appear next to information essential for the study of calculus. When the icon appears next to a definition, the notation used is consistent with that used in calculus.
  • In Words provide alternative descriptions of select definitions and theorems, translating math into plain English.
  • Warnings point out common mistakes and help students avoid them. 

Practice

  • Updated - Guided Lecture Notes ask students to complete definitions, procedures, and examples based on the content of the Author in Action videos and text. By directing students into essential material, students can focus and retain the most important concepts. These notes help increase the success of your students in any course structure.
  • New - Guided Visualizations, powered by GeoGebra and created by Michael Sullivan III, help students visualize concepts through directed exploration and purposeful manipulation. They are assignable in MyMathLab for School with assessment questions to check students’ conceptual understanding.
  • Updated - Assess Your Understanding appears at the end of every section and contains a variety of problems for students to master the skills they need. Updated and expanded exercise setsappear throughout and a broader selection of STEM applications is reflected in examples and exercises throughout the text.
    • "Are You Prepared?" problems appear at the start of every exercise set and help students determine exactly what they need to review and where to review it. This feature is referenced from the Preparing for This Section feature. Answers appear at the end of the section.
    • Updated - Concepts and Vocabulary questions have been expanded to cover each objective. These questions are fill-in the-blank and true/false items that assess students’ understanding of key definitions and concepts. These have been written to serve as reading quizzes and are now assignable in MyMathLab for School.
    • Updated - Skill Building problems provide straightforward practice, are organized by difficulty, and are correlated to section examples.
    • Graphical problems use graphs in a variety of ways, supplementing students’ analytical understanding with graphical understanding.
    • Mixed Practice problems offer comprehensive assessment of the skills learned in the section by asking questions that relate to more than one concept or objective. These problems may also require students to utilize skills learned in previous sections, helping them to see how concepts are tied together.
    • Updated - Retain Your Knowledge exercises improve students’ recall of concepts learned earlier in the course. New for the 11th Edition, additional exercises are included that emphasize content students will build upon in the immediate upcoming section.
    • Updated - Applications and Extensions allows students to apply their skills to real-world problems and to extend concepts learned in the section. These exercises have been updated and reflect the most current data available.
    • New - Challenge Problems appear in most Exercise sets at the end of Applications and Extensions. Challenge Problems are thought-provoking and require some ingenuity to solve. They can be used for group work or to simply challenge your students. 

Review

  • New - College Algebra Essential Video Series covers the essential topics a college algebra student needs to understand to be successful in this course. Videos can be assigned in a MyMathLab for School homework assignment to remind students of the crucial content before students begin on their exercises.
  • Review Exercises provide comprehensive review and practice of key skills, matched to the Learning Objectives for each section. These problems combine exercises from all sections, giving students comprehensive review in one place.
  • Cumulative Review problem sets appear at the end of every chapter after Chapter 1. They combine problems from previous chapters, providing an ongoing cumulative review.
  • Chapter Tests contain about 15-20 problems that can help students prepare for in-class exams. Chapter Test Prep Videos are available for additional help,
  • Internet-based Chapter Projects, with assignable exercises in MyMathLab for School, enable students to learn by doing and have fun in the process. By exploring and considering a variety of carefully guided “what-if” scenarios, they will develop a better understanding of the concepts presented in the section. 

For the Instructor

  • Updated - PowerPoints have been completely revised. All textbook objectives are thoroughly covered and classroom examples in the PowerPoints differ from those found in the text.  A set of accessible PowerPoints are also available.
  • Updated - Enhanced Sample Assignments in MyMathLab for School use a thoughtful mix of Sullivan hallmark practice problems that are geared to maximize students’ performance.
  • New - Student & Assignment Tagging: The new tagging functionality in MyMathLab for School makes it easier for instructors to manage their courses, giving them flexibility to truly teach their course, their way. With student tagging functionality instructors may easily manage assignment delivery, communication and performance data by creating and adding students to tags. With assignment tagging, instructors may also take action and manage settings for groups of assignments within a course. 

Reach every student with MyMathLab for School

Teach your course your way

  • Flexible platform
    • New - Student & Assignment Tagging: The new tagging functionality in MyMathLab for School makes it easier for instructors to manage their courses, giving them flexibility to truly teach their course, their way. With student tagging functionality instructors may easily manage assignment delivery, communication and performance data by creating and adding students to tags. With assignment tagging, instructors may also take action and manage settings for groups of assignments within a course.
  • Preparedness
    • New - Integrated Review is now included in all Sullivan 11th Edition MyMathLab for School courses, including Precalculus, Algebra & Trigonometry, and Trigonometry. Integrated review can be used to help students who enter without a full understanding of prerequisite skills and concepts.
  • Data & analysis
    • Learning Catalytics™ helps instructors generate class discussion, guide their lectures, and promote peer-to-peer learning with real-time analytics. Now available through MyMathLab for School, Learning Catalytics is an interactive student response tool that uses students’ smartphones, tablets, or laptops to engage them in more sophisticated tasks and thinking.
      • Michael Sullivan III has written Learning Catalytics questions to engage students in their course.

Empower each learner

  • Personalized learning
  • Motivation
    • New - Mindset material in MyMathLab for School encourages students to maintain a positive attitude about learning, value their own ability to grow, and view mistakes as learning opportunities – so often a major hurdle for math students. 

Deliver trusted content

  • New - Guided Visualizations, created in GeoGebra by Michael Sullivan III, help students visualize the concept through directed exploration and purposeful manipulation. They are assignable in MyMathLab for School with assessment questions to check students’ conceptual understanding.
  • Conceptual understanding
    • Author in Action Videos are actual classroom lectures with fully worked-out examples presented by Michael Sullivan III. Video assessment questions are available to assign in MyMathLab for School for key Author in Action videos.