A noteworthy addition to your class

Two guided notes covers are shown: one for Developmental Mathematics and one for Prealgebra and Introductory Algebra.

Available for fall 2017, new Prealgebra and Introductory Algebra Guided Notes and Developmental Mathematics Guided Notes are binder-ready supplements that engage students with the Hawkes online courseware as they follow along throughout the instructional “Learn” mode.

Students answer fill-in-the-blank questions, complete charts and tables, and write down examples of each chapter’s main concepts so they can apply their knowledge immediately as they explore each lesson. They can then use the Guided Notes as a quick reference tool in subsequent math courses.

Preview a sample of the Prealgebra and Introductory Algebra Guided Notes.

Preview a sample of the Developmental Mathematics Guided Notes.


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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.

 


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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)

 

Do students pay too much for remedial classes?

In “Remedial Classes Have Become a Hidden Cost of College,” Danielle Douglas-Gabriel reports that one in four students enroll into a remedial class in their first year of college. These classes, though, can get pricey; Education Reform Now’s report states that students pay an additional $3,000 on average for remedial classes.

On top of that, the research shows that “full-time undergraduate students who take such courses their first year are 74 percent more likely to drop out of college” (Douglas-Gabriel).

One solution that Complete College America supports is corequisite courses, which allow students to receive remediation at the same time they take credit-bearing courses. Several states, including Connecticut and Tennessee, have made great strides in including such classes within schools’ course offerings.

Read more from the Washington Post article here or below.

Douglas-Gabriel, Danielle. “Remedial classes have become a hidden cost of college.” The Washington Post. The Washington Post, 6 April 2016. Web. 13 April 2016.

What did TennesSEE? It saw remediation success!

The Tennessee Board of Regents recently conducted a study of the state’s 13 public community colleges in scaling up corequisite remediation in math, reading, and writing. The study found that, although it resulted in a few small decreases in pass rates from a pilot similar to the current program, the increased corequisite remediation led to overall success for students completing credit-bearing courses compared to students who took prerequisite remedial courses in 2012.

According to Ashley Smith’s article, “Evidence of Remediation Success,” “Over all, 51 percent of students in a co-requisite math course this fall passed the college-level course, compared to 12.3 percent of students who began in a remediation course and completed a credit-bearing math class within an academic year in 2012.”

Check out the Inside Higher Ed article here or below.

Smith, Ashley. “Evidence of Remediation Success.” Inside Higher Ed. Inside Higher Ed, 5 April 2016. Web. 8 April 2016.

Strengthen Students’ Writing Skills with This Handbook (Sample Download Included!)

According to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, only about a quarter of 12th graders write at or above a proficient level. Several students struggle in their English classes because they don’t know how to organize their thoughts on paper and use proper grammar. They may have brilliant ideas, but when it comes to sharing these through writing, the results may not reflect students’ full potential. Students need quality materials that help them learn how to read and write effectively. Fortunately, we have just that!

Hawkes Learning offers Foundations of English and English Composition (fall 2016) to help students become stronger readers and writers. A bundling option for fall 2016 includes the Reading and Writing Handbook for the College Student to further ensure students’ understanding of key concepts like organizational patterns in essays, punctuation, the research process, and proper citation.

Check out a FREE sample of our handbook.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Reading and Writing
1: Reading and Writing Critically
2: The Writing Process
3: Academic Essay Structures
4: Organizational Patterns
5: Writing Across the Curriculum
Part 2: Effective Sentences
6: Combining Word Groups
7: Agreement
8: Modifiers
9: Word Choice
10: Shifts in Tense and Person
Part 3: Grammar Basics
11: Parts of Speech
12: Components of a Complete Sentence
Part 4: Punctuation and Mechanics
13: Punctuation
14: Spelling
Part 5: Research
15: The Research Process
16: Research Writing
17: MLA
18: APA
19: CMS
20: CSE

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