The Molecular Nature of Matter begins with a short history of chemistry that provides a foundation for understanding the course’s approach to molecules and chemical reactions. Subsequent chapters address the factual and conceptual content that forms the basis for developing theoretical models in chemistry. The Physics course begins with a review of key math concepts and skills (e.g., symbolic manipulation, the quadratic formula), and then addresses physics concepts (e.g., force, momentum, energy, optics) with a focus on problem solving and the examination of real-world phenomena through the lens of physics.Resources for both courses facilitate teacher-led instruction and student self-study. Both courses also include ORION online adaptive study and practice software, which offers individualized instruction. Students complete a diagnostic assessment that evaluates their understanding of chapter content by objective and prescribes customized “Study” and “Practice” activities tailored to their individual learning needs. The Study feature of the program recommends sections of the e-text for students to read or review. Practice uses adaptive software to customize practice problems for each student.
WileyPLUS is a research-based online environment for effective teaching and learning. WileyPLUS builds students’ confidence because it takes the guesswork out of studying by providing a clear roadmap; what to do, how to do it, if they did it right. With WileyPLUS, students take more initiative so you’ll have a greater impact.
Based on cognitive science, WileyPLUS with ORION, provides students with a personal, adaptive learning experience. Simply by assigning ORION, you can diagnose the real-time proficiency of each student and see the areas that need reinforcement. With ORION’s adaptive practice, students can interact with each other as they think more deeply about concepts at hand. ORION helps you measure students’ engagement and proficiency throughout the course so that you can easily assess how things are going at any point in time.
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