Discover relationships with this data visualization teaching tool.

Statistics instructors, have you explored Gapminder yet? It’s one of our favorite data visualization resources! It’s a free site offering many videos and tools, including a graphical simulator depicting 5 dimensions of real-world data in 2D.

Check out how you can use this tool in your classroom to show students the changing relationships between demographic, economic, and societal variables animated over time.

Change the variables to include life expectancy, average income, population, unemployment rate, CO2 emissions, amount of cell phone users, and more. Pinpoint specific historical events to discover their impact through data visualization.

 

  • Correlating development data
    Select Chart and compare different indicators, such as Life Expectancy and Income. What correlations can be found?
  • Analyzing trends
    Try choosing Life Expectancy and analyzing changes over time (select Time for the x axis.) Track selected countries by selecting them, clicking the Trails box, and playing the animation.
  • Mapping development indicators
    Select Map and look for patterns by selecting different development indicators for the countries.

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Along with many downloadable data sets and computational technology instructions, this data visualization tool is available on our free web resource, stat.hawkeslearning.com.

This tool is also integrated within our new text, Discovering Statistics and Data, to bring students toward a deeper understanding of statistics and how we can tell stories through data analysis.

Let us know if you want an exam copy at 1-800-426-9538 or sales@hawkeslearning.com!

 

 


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SHOWING A FREE VISUALIZATION FROM GAPMINDER.ORG, CC-BY LICENSE.

 

Integrate Developmental Math with Statistics in Corequisite Course

Cover of Discovering Statistics and Data Plus Integrated ReviewDiscovering Statistics and Data Plus Integrated Review leads students through the study of statistics with an introduction to data.

It pays homage to the technology-driven data explosion by helping students understand the context behind future statistical concepts to be learned. Students are introduced to what data is, how we measure it, where it comes from, how to visualize it, and what kinds of career opportunities involve its analysis and processing.

 

This integrated course enhances curriculum-level statistics with applicable review skills to shorten the prerequisite sequence without compromising competency. Target specific remediation needs for just-in-time supplementation of foundational concepts.

Table of Contents:

Chapter 1: Statistics and Problem Solving

1.1-1.8: Introduction to Statistical Thinking

Chapter 2: Data, Reality, and Problem Solving

2.R.1: Problem Solving with Whole Numbers
2.R.2: Introduction to Decimal Numbers
2.1: The Lords of Data
2.2: Data Classification
2.3: Time Series Data vs. Cross-Sectional Data
Chapter 2 Review

Chapter 3: Visualizing Data

3.R.1: Introduction to Fractions and Mixed Numbers
3.R.2: Decimals and Fractions
3.R.3: Decimals and Percents
3.R.4: Reading Graphs
3.R.5: Constructing Graphs from a Database
3.R.6: The Real Number Line and Inequalities
3.1: Frequency Distributions
3.2: Displaying Qualitative Data Graphically
3.3: Constructing Frequency Distributions for Quantitative Data
3.4: Histograms and Other Graphical Displays of Quantitative Data
3.5: Analyzing Graphs
Chapter 3 Review

Chapter 4: Describing and Summarizing Data From One Variable

4.R.1: Addition with Real Numbers
4.R.2: Subtraction with Real Numbers
4.R.3: Multiplication and Division with Real Numbers
4.R.4: Exponents and Order of Operations
4.R.5: Evaluating Algebraic Expressions
4.R.6: Evaluating Radicals
4.1: Measures of Location
4.2: Measures of Dispersion
4.3: Measures of Relative Position, Box Plots, and Outliers
4.4: Data Subsetting
4.5: Analyzing Grouped Data
4.6: Proportions and Percentages
Chapter 4 Review

Chapter 5: Discovering Relationships

5.R.1: The Cartesian Coordinate System
5.R.2: Graphing Linear Equations in Two Variables: Ax + By = C
5.R.3: The Slope-Intercept Form: y = mx + b
5.1: Scatterplots and Correlation
5.2: Fitting a Linear Model
5.3: Evaluating the Fit of a Linear Model
5.4: Fitting a Linear Time Trend
5.5: Scatterplots for More Than Two Variables
Chapter 5 Review

Chapter 6: Probability, Randomness, and Uncertainty

6.R.1: Multiplication and Division with Fractions and Mixed Numbers
6.R.2: Least Common Multiple (LCM)
6.R.3: Addition and Subtraction with Fractions
6.R.4: Fractions and Percents
6.1: Introduction to Probability
6.2: Addition Rules for Probability
6.3: Multiplication Rules for Probability
6.4: Combinations and Permutations
6.5: Bayes’ Theorem
Chapter 6 Review

Chapter 7: Discrete Probability Distributions

7.R.1: Order of Operations with Real Numbers
7.R.2: Solving Linear Inequalities
7.1: Types of Random Variables
7.2: Discrete Random Variables
7.3: The Discrete Uniform Distribution
7.4: The Binomial Distribution
7.5: The Poisson Distribution
7.6: The Hypergeometric Distribution
Chapter 7 Review

Chapter 8: Continuous Probability Distributions

8.R.1: Area
8.R.2: Solving Linear Equations: ax + b = c
8.R.3: Working with Formulas
8.1: The Uniform Distribution
8.2: The Normal Distribution
8.3: The Standard Normal Distribution
8.4: Applications of the Normal Distribution
8.5: Assessing Normality
8.6: Approximation to the Binomial Distribution
Chapter 8 Review

Chapter 9: Samples and Sampling Distributions

9.R.1: Ratios and Proportions
9.1: Random Samples
9.2: Introduction to Sampling Distributions
9.3: The Distribution of the Sample Mean and the Central Limit Theorem
9.4: The Distribution of the Sample Proportion
9.5: Other Forms of Sampling
Chapter 9 Review

Chapter 10: Estimation: Single Samples

10.1: Point Estimation of the Population Mean
10.2: Interval Estimation of the Population Mean
10.3: Estimating the Population Proportion
10.4: Estimating the Population Standard Deviation or Variance
Chapter 10 Review

Chapter 11: Hypothesis Testing: Single Samples

11.R.1: Translating English Phrases and Algebraic Expressions
11.R.2: Order of Operations with Fractions and Mixed Numbers
11.1: Introduction to Hypothesis Testing
11.2a: Testing a Hypothesis about a Population Mean with Sigma Known
11.2b: Testing a Hypothesis about a Population Mean with Sigma Unknown
11.2c: Testing a Hypothesis about a Population Mean using P-values
11.3: The Relationship between Confidence Interval Estimation and Hypothesis Testing
11.4a: Testing a Hypothesis about a Population Proportion
11.4b: Testing a Hypothesis about a Population Proportion using P-values
11.5: Testing a Hypothesis about a Population Standard Deviation or Variance
11.6: Practical Significance vs. Statistical Significance
Chapter 11 Review

Chapter 12: Inferences about Two Samples

12.1a: Inference about Two Means: Independent Samples with Sigma Known
12.1b: Inference about Two Means: Independent Samples with Sigma Unknown
12.2: Inference about Two Means: Dependent Samples (Paired Difference)
12.3: Inference about Two Population Proportions
Chapter 12 Review

Chapter 13: Regression, Inference, and Model Building

13.1: Assumptions of the Simple Linear Model
13.2: Inference Concerning β1
13.3: Inference Concerning the Model’s Prediction
Chapter 13 Review

Chapter 14: Multiple Regression

14.1: The Multiple Regression Model
14.2: The Coefficient of Determination and Adjusted R2
14.3: Interpreting the Coefficients of the Multiple Regression Model
14.4: Inference Concerning the Multiple Regression Model and its Coefficients
14.5: Inference Concerning the Model’s Prediction
14.6: Multiple Regression Models with Qualitative Independent Variables
Chapter 14 Review

Chapter 15: Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)

15.1: One-Way ANOVA
15.2: Two-Way ANOVA: The Randomized Block Design
15.3: Two-Way ANOVA: The Factorial Design
Chapter 15 Review

Chapter 16: Looking for Relationships in Qualitative Data

16.1: The Chi-Square Distribution
16.2: The Chi-Square Test for Goodness of Fit
16.2: The Chi-Square Test for Association
Chapter 16 Review

Chapter 17: Nonparametric Tests

17.1: The Sign Test
17.2: The Wilcoxon Signed-Rank Test
17.3: The Wilcoxon Rank-Sum Test
17.4: The Rank Correlation Test
17.5: The Runs Test for Randomness
17.6: The Kruskal-Wallis Test
Chapter 17 Review


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Step-by-Step Tutor Helps Students Break Down Calculus Problems into Manageable Pieces

Calculus is a beautifully intricate subject. Sometimes, though, when it gets a little too intricate, students struggle with how to begin solving a complicated problem. That’s where the student-favorite tool, Step-by-Step, helps out.

Step-by-Step breaks down each question into manageable steps for students to solve. The system shows students how to get started and guides them in the right direction as they actively work toward the solution. The courseware lets students know if they’ve gotten the step correctly or need to try again.

At any point, students can choose to review a Learn screen that provides more background information on the concept they’re practicing, to display the current step’s answer in order to move on to the next, or to show the solution to the problem with the chance to try a similar question.

This extra practice comes in handy before students enter the Certify portion of the learning module, which asks students to demonstrate their mastery of concepts learned without access to tutoring aids.

Step-by-Step provides students with the type of lesson breakdown you’d give during class. After all, students don’t want to feel like they can’t even begin a question if it’s too complicated to solve, especially if they are practicing on their own. This tool allows them to get more familiar with the material and engage with each multi-step question on an in-depth level, helping them become more comfortable in their knowledge and skill.

View examples of questions that might give students pause:

Example 1:

Instead of giving up and immediately moving on to the next question, students can choose to receive the following help through Step-by-Step:

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Example 2:

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Students can receive help through Step-by-Step:

 

 

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Example 3:

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After successfully solving the problem, students can work through others based on similar concepts and move on to the rest of their practice set.


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Presentations from Innovative Educators

Please view the presentations from each available session of the Innovative Educators Summit below. If you have questions or need clarification, please don’t hesitate to contact us at marketing@hawkeslearning.com.

English Track

Opening Keynote: Innovation in Developmental Education | PowerPoint
—Peter Adams, Accelerated Learning Program (ALP)

Integrated Communication Arts in a Corequisite World | PowerPoint
—Dr. Sherry Wilson, Crowder College

Support through Print and Digital Resources in an English Classroom | PowerPoint
—Mary Kate Wilson and Mary Campbell, Greenville Technical College

Implementing Foundations of English into the Developmental Classroom | PowerPoint
—Mike Thompson and Joan Myers, North Iowa Area Community College

Additional Downloads from Mike and Joan:

  • Global/Linear Activity | PDF
  • Good Note Taking | PDF
  • Learning Style Inventory | PDF
  • Lessons |Word
  • Organization Problems Inventory | PDF

Math Track

Seven Years of Emporium: What We’ve Learned, How We’ve Adjusted, and Future Plans | PowerPoint
—Curtis Mitchell & Jim Cochran, Kirkwood Community College

Mini Session I: Boot Camp Courses Fast-Track Student Success in Math | PowerPoint
Mini Session II: Corequisite and Math Pathway Implementation | PowerPoint
—Amy Young and Brandon Ford, Navarro College

Implementing Corequisites to Support Math Pathways | PowerPoint
—Dr. Linda Goeller, Melissa Bryant, and Emily Carpenter, Seminole State College

Integrating Math Study Skills into Online and Classroom Courses | PowerPoint
—Dr. Paul Nolting, Academic Success Press

A College Algebra Success Story | PowerPoint
—Dr. John Taylor, University of North Carolina – Charlotte

An Emporium Approach to Intervention in Algebra | PowerPoint
—Jonathan Watkins and Kelly Boyd, The University of Louisville

Math Lab Setting with a Modular Curriculum | PowerPoint
—Ellen Oliver, New River Community College and Bob Parker, Rappahannock Community College

Scaling Math Pathways with Corequisite Courses | PowerPoint
—Shelley Parks, Dr. Garry Sigler, and Heather Turner, Texas State Technical College – Waco

 

Both Math and English

Using Data to Improve Curricula and Pedagogy | PowerPoint
—Dr. Tristan Denley, Chief Academic Officer of the University System of Georgia

Corequisite English Composition Course

English Composition with Integrated Review

We’re thrilled to announce the newest English course, English Composition with Integrated Review.

English Composition with Integrated Review encourages students to thoughtfully craft, defend, and polish arguments while offering targeted remediation of foundational reading and writing concepts. Student learning of core composition topics is supported by a contextualized review of study skills, grammar, reading, writing, and research.

Through consistent application and real-world connections, students sharpen their existing writing tools while also engaging with new and challenging ideas. Students in the corequisite classroom will learn how to tactfully communicate to a 21st century audience with awareness of purpose, tone, and genre.

Request an examination copy today.

 

Table of Contents

Integrated Review: Study Skills
0R.1 Understanding Different Learning Styles
0R.2 Determining Your Personal Learning Styles
0R.3 Stress Management
0R.4 Keeping Yourself Organized
0R.5 Time Management
0R.6 Study Strategies
0R.7 Test-Taking Strategies
0R.8 Taking Advantage of Campus Resources
0R.9 Writing with Technology
Chapter Review
Integrated Review: Why We Write
1R.1 Understanding Purpose
Why We Write
1.1 Writing Situations and Purposes
1.2 Writing to Respond
1.3 Writing to Summarize
1.4 Writing to Propose
1.5 Writing to Discuss
1.6 Writing to Describe
1.7 Writing to Argue
1.8 Writing to Analyze
1.9 Writing to Evaluate
Integrated Review: Modes of Writing
2R.1 Locating Key Information
2R.2 Classifying Major and Minor Details
2R.3 Identifying Organizational Patterns
Chapter Review
Modes of Writing
2.1 Descriptive Writing
2.2 Narrative Writing
2.3 Expository Writing
2.4 Persuasive Writing
Integrated Review: The Writing Process
3R.1 Writing a Paragraph
3R.2 Writing a First Draft
3R.3 Refining a Paragraph
3R.4 Strengthening Sentences
3R.5 Proofreading Strategies
3R.6 Finalizing a Paragraph
Chapter Review
The Writing Process
3.1 Pre-Writing
3.2 Drafting
3.3 Revision
3.4 Peer Review
3.5 Editing
3.6 The Final Draft
Integrated Review: Parts of the Essay
4R.1 Sorting General and Specific Information
4R.2  Determining a Paragraph Focus
4R.3 Writing a Topic Sentence
4R.4 Organizing a Paragraph
4R.5 Drafting a Paragraph
Chapter Review
Parts of the Essay
4.1 Common Essay Structures
4.2 The Introduction
4.3 Thesis and Purpose Statements
4.4 Body Paragraphs
4.5 Transitions
4.6 The Conclusion
Integrated Review: Reading Critically
5R.1 Pre-Reading Strategies
5R.2 Finding Meaning through Visual Clues
5R.3 Active Reading Strategies
5R.4 Finding Connections and Patterns
5R.5 Finding Meaning through Context
5R.6 Finding Meaning through Word Parts
5R.7 Finding Meaning through Inference
5R.8 Types of Main Ideas and Evidence
5R.9 Identifying Purpose and Tone
Chapter Review
Reading Critically
5.1 Taking Notes and Annotating Texts
5.2 Identifying the Main Idea and Supporting Details
5.3 Identifying Organizational Patterns
5.4 Understanding Purpose, Audience, and Tone
5.5 Recognizing Rhetorical Appeals
5.6 Analyzing Word Choice
5.7 Understanding the Basics of Logic
5.8 Recognizing Logical Fallacies
5.9 Evaluating Evidence
5.10 Analyzing Visuals
Integrated Review: Writing Critically
6R.1 Determining Essay Focus
6R.2 Writing a Thesis or Purpose Statement
6R.3 Organizing and Outlining an Argument
6R.4 Combining Words or Sentences
6R.5 Emphasizing Words or Phrases
6R.6 Using Inclusive Language
Chapter Review
Writing Critically
6.1 Understanding an Argument
6.2 Considering Purpose and Audience
6.3 Recognizing Your Constraints
6.4 Employing Rhetorical Appeals
6.5 Using Consistent Tone
6.6 Choosing the Right Words
6.7 Using Word and Sentence Variety
6.8 Polishing an Argument
Integrated Review: Research
7R.1 Introduction to Research
7R.2 Tools for Purposeful Research
Chapter Review
Research
7.1 Understanding the Research Paper
7.2 Planning and Tracking Your Research
7.3 Identifying Different Types of Sources
7.4 Evaluating the Credibility of Sources
7.5 Understanding and Avoiding Plagiarism
7.6 Integrating Sources into Your Writing
7.7 The Annotated Bibliography
7.8 Basics of MLA
7.9 Basics of APA
7.10 Basics of CMS
7.11 Basics of CSE
Integrated Review: Unique Forms of Writing
8R.1 Considering Style
8R.2 Considering Visuals
Chapter Review
Unique Forms of Writing
8.1 Writing Across the Disciplines
8.2 Visual and Digital Arguments
8.3 Oral Presentations
8.4 Etiquette in Social Media
Integrated Review: Basics of Grammar & Mechanics
9R.1 Nouns
9R.2 Pronouns
9R.3 Basic Verb Types and Tenses
9R.4 Verb Forms and Functions
9R.5 Perfect and Progressive Tenses
9R.6 Adjectives and Adverbs
9R.7 Prepositions
9R.8 Clauses and Conjunctions
9R.9 Using Capitalization and Italics
9R.10 Using Abbreviations and Numbers
9R.11 Using Basic Spelling Rules
9R.12 Spelling Commonly Confused Words
Chapter Review
Basics of Grammar & Mechanics
9.1 Parts of Speech
9.2 The Characteristics of a Sentence
9.3 Using Commas
9.4 Using Semicolons and Colons
9.5 Using Quotation Marks, Parentheses, and Brackets
Integrated Review: Grammatical Sentences
10R.1 Identifying the Characteristics of Sentences
Grammatical Sentences
10.1 Common Sentence Errors
10.2 Using Consistent Subjects and Verbs
10.3 Using Consistent Pronouns and Antecedents
10.4 Using Correct Pronoun Reference and Case
10.5 Correcting Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers
10.6 Using Active and Passive Voice
10.7 Maintaining Consistency in Tense and Person
10.8 Using Parallelism, Coordination, and Subordination
10.9 Proofreading Sentences for Grammar

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Cover key grammar concepts with instructor-written workbook

Do your students think good grammar is important? They might after reading these stats:

  • Passed over for promotions: A study found that employees who didn’t get promoted to director-level positions within 10 years made 2.5 times as many grammatical mistakes as the individuals who did achieve such positions. (Learn more.)
  • Love lost: The online dating site Zoosk polled 9,000 users, and 48% consider bad grammar to be a deal breaker. (Learn more.)

Cover of Foundations of English Grammar WorkbookDevelop critical grammar skills of your English students with the new Foundations of English Grammar Workbook.

Activities, reading passages, and sentence-analysis questions build a strong understanding of topics that range from correcting run-on sentences to spelling commonly confused words. (Affect vs. effect, anyone?)

Written by instructors, the workbook is an excellent resource to complement in-class activities and online lessons available in Foundations of English. It can also be used as a standalone resource.

 

View a sample of the Foundations of English Grammar Workbook.

Key Features

  • Editing applications ask students to annotate short passages and apply editing skills to writing samples.
  • Comprehensive source of practice and application gives students additional help with grammar, punctuation, and mechanics.
  • Topics include grammar, punctuation, mechanics, spelling, syntax, and diction.
  • Exercises include multiple choice, matching lists, true/false, fill-in-the-blank prompts, and more.

Cover of the Reading and Writing Handbook for the College Student

Pssst! Looking for a grammar handbook? Check out the Reading & Writing Handbook for the College Student, a resource that covers not only grammar but writing, research, critical thinking, and style as well. This pocket-sized guide helps students in all disciplines achieve stronger English skills.

 

 


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