product for General Chemistry, designed to be used in the first-year general
chemistry course, is comprised of twenty-two units. Each unit contains assignable conceptual and
problem-solving activities, mastery questions, and challenge problems that help students achieve conceptual understanding as well as master problem-solving skills. A concept map will track
individual student and overall class progress on course learning
objectives. The concept map will help
students visualize the connections between chemistry concepts, and identify
where they need to focus their study time.
modules are designed to engage students in learning chemistry
concepts. Activities vary depending on
the concept being presented and include videos, simulations, and animations,
each with pertinent narrative accompanied by questions designed to assess
modules are designed to help students learn and practice problem-solving
skills. These modules include a detailed
example problem, a problem solving video, and a graded practice problem. Practice problems give students the choice of
a tutored mode to guide them step-by-step in the problem-solving process. These problems are randomized chemically and
numerically to provide ample practice and minimize cheating.
units help students practice their problem-solving skills. Mastery learning
problems contain questions associated with specific concepts or skills. With
these unique problems, the chemistry, the wording of the questions, and the
numbers change to ensure student mastery. This 3-way randomization of problems
allows students to practice until they understand the underlying chemical
and Challenge Problem Sets
problems help students to review content already covered as they pull together
several concepts covered in the unit.
quizzes are designed to test student comprehension and retention throughout the
course, and to pinpoint student weaknesses.
Comprehensive diagnostic quizzes cover multiple units. These multiple-choice practice quizzes
feature common student misconceptions as distractors, and help students to
pinpoint their mistakes. Based on the quiz results, students will see
answer-specific feedback and be directed back to previously covered
units that they need to review.
Chemistry is often one of the first really challenging courses college students
face. Students can overestimate their readiness to do well in this course.
Quick Prep effectively helps students review key chemistry concepts that they
should remember from high school and preparatory chemistry courses. Quick Prep
features a pre-test that evaluates students’ skills and then directs them to
specific modules designed to teach them the skills that they need to be
successful in General Chemistry. A
follow up post-test evaluates students’ progress and readiness.