Updates to questions in select math products!

We’ve updated the default curriculum to include new questions just in time for the spring term. The updated questions provide a more uniform level of difficulty to give the overall lesson more consistency. Most do not require a calculator for your students to complete. In many cases, these questions cover lesson topics more comprehensively than before.

*Please note that these new questions are only available to students using the web platform at learn.hawkeslearning.com.*

To see the new questions, please log into your Assignment Builder to view your curriculum. These questions are marked as new and are always located at the very bottom of the lesson so that they’re easy to identify:

Here is a list of the new questions and where to find them:

  • Developmental Mathematics
    • Lesson 2.2
      • Questions 45-50
    • Lesson 2.3
      • Questions 10-16
  • Prealgebra and Introductory Algebra
    • Lesson 2.4
      • Questions 21-27
    • Lesson 2.6
      • Questions 18-21
  • Beginning Statistics Plus Integrated Review
    • Lesson 4.R.1
      • Questions 45-50
    • Lesson 4.R.2
      • Questions 10-16
  • Viewing Life Mathematically Plus Integrated Review
    • Lesson 7.R.1
      • Questions 45-50
    • Lesson 7.R.2
      • Questions 10-16
  • Developmental Math – North Carolina Curriculum
    • Lesson 2.2
      • Questions 21-27
    • Lesson 2.4
      • Questions 44-50
  • Foundations of Mathematics for Virginia
    • Lesson 1.4
      • Questions 45-50
    • Lesson 3.3
      • Based on instructor feedback, we’ve added one question on the topic of estimating square roots and replaced a few questions with new, more refined problem cases


If you have any questions about these updates, please contact your Training and Support Specialist or call 1-800-426-9538.

College algebra students plagued by scattered notes will benefit from this!

Do your college algebra students have difficulty keeping track of the concepts you’re teaching? Are they having trouble organizing their notes to prepare for tests? We have the solution:

Cover of College Algebra Guided Notebook by Christopher Schroeder at Morehead State University

College Algebra Guided Notebook

Dr. Christopher Schroeder 
Morehead State University

This guided notebook complements Hawkes Learning’s online courseware because it:

  • offers students writing and thinking space to work out algebra problems
  • walks students through Hawkes’s online Learn mode with detailed explanations
  • provides additional practice problems and links to online videos
  • relates math to students in a conversational tone
  • keeps notes in one centralized location

If you’re interested in learning more, contact us at 1-800-426-9538 or sales@hawkeslearning.com.

FREE download: Foundations of English Textbook

Our Foundations of English textbook puts learning directly into students’ hands. It helps your students gain a thorough understanding of study skills, critical thinking, reading, and writing.

This engaging text, which is a hybrid between a traditional textbook and a workbook, has been designed specifically for students at the foundational English level. The reading level is accessible; the instruction is practical; and the examples are relevant and engaging. The text challenges students to apply the course content to school, work, and everyday life.

Check out the first chapter here.

Pair the Foundations of English text with the accompanying online courseware so students have full access to practice questions, interactive examples, and our user-friendly peer review tool called SmartReview.

Guide Student Success with NEW Guided Notes

Package our two newest course offerings with Guided Notes, available for summer 2017! These notes are a wonderful resource to accompany the integrated review content of the online subject matter.

Get a special preview here of Beginning Statistics Plus Integrated Review Guided Notes.

Check out a sample of Viewing Life Mathematically Plus Integrated Review Guided Notes.

Check out a sample of College Algebra Plus Integrated Review Guided Notes.

Ideal for corequisite courses, lab settings, and students entering class with foundational knowledge gaps, these courses integrate credit-bearing material with review to target the prerequisite skills needed for curriculum-level success.

NEW Guided Notes, a binder-ready supplement, ensure students engage with the content as they follow along throughout the instructional “Learn” mode of the courseware and serve as reference material for review later on.

Here are a few sample questions:

A sample question from the guided notes asks students to label the parts of the fraction 5/8. It then asks students to fill in the blank in the sentence Fractions are used to indicate blank of a whole and the sentence The fraction 2/7 represents blank of blank equal parts. Another question shows a rectangle split up into four smaller rectangles, three of which are shaded. Use the picture below to write a fraction representing the shaded portion of the shape.


Would you like to learn more?
Contact your courseware representative today at 1-800-426-9538 or email sales@hawkeslearning.com.

An InteGREATed Course for College Algebra

Here at Hawkes Learning, we’re excited about developing our new course offering, College Algebra Plus Integrated Review! Target specific remediation needs for just-in-time supplementation of foundational concepts in college algebra with these materials.

This new integrated course enhances curriculum-level math with applicable review skills to shorten the prerequisite sequence without compromising competency. If you teach a college algebra corequisite course, these materials are for you!

Below is the table of contents.

College Algebra Plus Integrated Review

Chapter 1.R: Integrated Review
1.R.1 Exponents, Prime Numbers, and LCM
1.R.2 Reducing Fractions
1.R.3 Decimals and Percents
1.R.4 Simplifying Radicals
Chapter 1: Number Systems and Fundamental Concepts of Algebra
1.1 The Real Number System
1.2 The Arithmetic of Algebraic Expressions
1.3a Properties of Exponents
1.3b Scientific Notation and Geometric Problems Using Exponents
1.4a Properties of Radicals
1.4b Rational Number Exponents
1.5 Polynomials and Factoring
1.6 The Complex Number System
Chapter 1 Review
Chapter 2.R: Integrated Review
2.R.1 Multiplication and Division with Fractions
2.R.2 Addition and Subtraction with Fractions
2.R.3 Applications: Number Problems and Consecutive Integers
2.R.4 Solving Equations: Ratios and Proportions
Chapter 2: Equations and Inequalities of One Variable
2.1a Linear Equations in One Variable
2.1b Applications of Linear Equations in One Variable
2.2 Linear Inequalities in One Variable
2.3 Quadratic Equations in One Variable
2.4 Higher Degree Polynomial Equations
2.5 Rational Expressions and Equations
2.6 Radical Equations
Chapter 2 Review
Chapter 3: Linear Equations and Inequalities of Two Variables
3.1 The Cartesian Coordinate System
3.2 Linear Equations in Two Variables
3.3 Forms of Linear Equations
3.4 Parallel and Perpendicular Lines
3.5 Linear Inequalities in Two Variables
3.6 Introduction to Circles
Chapter 3 Review
Chapter 4.R: Integrated Review
4.R.1 Order of Operations
4.R.2 Variables and Algebraic Expressions
4.R.3 Simplifying Expressions
4.R.4 Translating Phrases into Algebraic Expressions
Chapter 4: Relations, Functions, and Their Graphs
4.1 Relations and Functions
4.2a Linear and Quadratic Functions
4.2b Max/Min Applications of Quadratic Functions
4.3a Other Common Functions
4.3b Direct and Inverse Variation
4.4 Transformations of Functions
4.5 Combining Functions
4.6 Inverses of Functions
Chapter 4 Review
Chapter 5.R: Integrated Review
5.R.1 Greatest Common Factor of Two or More Terms
5.R.2 Factoring Trinomials by Grouping
5.R.3 Additional Factoring Practice
Chapter 5: Polynomial Functions
5.1 Introduction to Polynomial Equations and Graphs
5.2 Polynomial Division and the Division Algorithm
5.3 Locating Real Zeros of Polynomials
5.4 The Fundamental Theorem of Algebra
Chapter 5 Review
Chapter 6.R: Integrated Review
6.R.1 Defining Rational Expressions
6.R.2 Special Products
6.R.3 Special Factorizations – Squares
Chapter 6: Rational Functions and Conic Sections
6.1a Rational Functions
6.1b Rational Inequalities
6.2 The Ellipse
6.3 The Parabola
6.4 The Hyperbola
Chapter 6 Review
Chapter 7.R: Integrated Review
7.R.1 Simplifying Integer Exponents I
7.R.2 Simplifying Integer Exponents II
7.R.3 Rational Exponents
Chapter 7: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
7.1 Exponential Functions and their Graphs
7.2 Applications of Exponential Functions
7.3 Logarithmic Functions and their Graphs
7.4 Properties and Applications of Logarithms
7.5 Exponential and Logarithmic Equations
Chapter 7 Review
Chapter 8.R: Integrated Review
8.R.1 Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Graphing
8.R.2 Systems of Linear Inequalities
Chapter 8: Systems of Equations
8.1 Solving Systems by Substitution and Elimination
8.2 Matrix Notation and Gaussian Elimination
8.3 Determinants and Cramer’s Rule
8.4 The Algebra of Matrices
8.5 Inverses of Matrices
8.6 Linear Programming
8.7 Nonlinear Systems of Equations
Chapter 8 Review
Chapter 9: An Introduction to Sequences, Series, Combinatorics, and Probability
9.1 Sequences and Series
9.2 Arithmetic Sequences and Series
9.3 Geometric Sequences and Series
9.4 Mathematical Induction
9.5a An Introduction to Combinatorics – Counting, Permutations, and Combinations
9.5b An Introduction to Combinatorics – The Binomial and Multinomial Theorems
9.6 An Introduction to Probability
Chapter 9 Review
Chapter A: Appendix
A.1 Introduction to Polynomial Equations and Graphs (excluding complex numbers)
A.2 Polynomial Division and the Division Algorithm (excluding complex numbers)
A.3 Locating Real Zeros of Polynomials (excluding complex numbers)
A.4 The Fundamental Theorem of Algebra (excluding complex numbers)


Introducing SmartReview: The All-in-One Paper Submission and Review Platform

You and your students have an all-in-one platform for managing, submitting, and reviewing student writing with SmartReview.

This tool, available in the Foundations of English and English Composition online courseware, helps instructors organize all writing submissions across different sections and create a space for effective peer reviewing. For students, it offers a digital writing space that interweaves multi-step assignments with individualized, instructor-directed feedback.

Access SmartReview directly from your online Hawkes Grade Book, then create a new writing assignment and include peer and/or instructor review, customized point values, and an optional rubric. You can set up assignments for as many sections as you’d like:

A tab called Assign is opened with two sections listed and buttons underneath the Actions column.

With just one login, students access their writing assignments you’ve created through SmartReview from their online Hawkes courseware. They have a user-friendly writing space where they can type their papers directly or copy and paste from any word processor. This space saves student work every few minutes in order to assure work will not get lost.

Once a writing assignment is submitted, it’s ready for instructor review.

Three rows are shown with different essays submitted. One column explains the type of essay (peer-to-peer upload, peer-to-peer review, and peer-to-instructor review). The next row shows a number of submissions, then the status of approved or graded. The row actions, all the way on the right, has buttons to open the paper.

That’s right—no need to rummage through your folders to track down the last page that ripped off a student’s paper. Take a break from refreshing your email inbox in the hopes that those last few students really did submit their papers before the 12-o’clock deadline. With SmartReview, you can just log into your online Hawkes Grade Book and see who submitted what and when, and you can easily read their edits and suggestions.

A student's paper is displayed with some text highlighted. A panel on the left shows two student names. Below the paper, a rubric is filled out grading focus and clarity, word choice, organization, and grammar and mechanics.

If you’ve created a peer review assignment, take advantage of the comments and tags! The comments give students space to provide more in-depth explanations of their feedback.

Dual panel shows comments and tags like "description," "evidence," and "wordy sentence" on the left and a student paper's text on the right. Some of the text is highlighted.

Tags help guide students’ assessment of writing. Students highlight a word, phrase, or sentence and select a tag—such as Topic Sentences or Punctuation—to classify their feedback. These tags help both the reviewers and writers understand key concepts in grammar that you’ve gone over in class by applying them to another’s work and seeing how often they make these grammatical errors in their own papers.

You can approve a paper that is submitted for peer review. Once a student submits a peer review, you also have the ability to approve the feedback before it is available to the writer.

As you read through the comments and tags, both you and your students can filter by category—like Grammar and Mechanics—to pinpoint areas needing improvement and areas of strength. Students will then be able to revise their assignments before submitting final drafts. They can always keep track of where they are in submitting their assignments with the progress bar:

The progress bar shows the peer-to-peer upload is past due, as are the peer-to-peer review and the peer-to-instructor review.

While using SmartReview, students show themselves that writing isn’t about cobbling together a paper at 2 a.m. the night before it’s due. Writing involves planning, creating drafts, sharing thoughts, revising, and continuously working toward becoming a better writer.

Instructors can schedule a virtual demonstration here.

Two iPads are shown. One screen says Foundations of English, and the other screen says English Composition.
In collaboration with English instructors across the country, Hawkes offers Foundations of English and English Composition covering reading, writing, and critical thinking.

The courseware allows you to individualize assessment and remediation, automate homework, and add to the multimedia-rich content.


If you’d like to learn more, contact your Courseware Specialist at 1-800-426-9538.