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New Review: Perfection Learning’s AP Calculus AB/BC, Preparing for the Advanced Placement Examinations

Perfection Learning's AP Calculus AB/BCLearning List has reviewed Perfection Learning’s AP Calculus AB/BC, Preparing for the Advanced Placement Examinations, which is a comprehensive product that supports instruction in Advanced Placement (AP) Calculus AB and AP Calculus BC courses. Content is available in print format. The text provides a review of the prerequisite concepts (e.g., functions) for calculus and focused reviews of the concepts that make up each of the Big Ideas for AP Calculus AB and AP Calculus BC.

Instruction begins with a set of six lessons that review prerequisite concepts, such as functions, inverses, and parametric equations, followed by an assessment of these concepts. Core content is organized in four “Main Ideas” that match the College Board’s Big Ideas for AP Calculus: (1) limits, (2) derivatives, (3) integrals and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, and (4) series (BC only). Each Main Idea is broken into a set of lessons that provide a focused review of key concepts (e.g., The Trapezoidal Rule, logistic change).  Main Idea lessons begin with a list of concepts and are broken into short sections that “Explain” each concept.

When students have completed each of the lessons in a Main Idea, they are presented with a “Summary Assessment” with questions that reflect that format of the AP exam. Each Summary Assessment includes a “Correlation Chart” that enables students to identify the concepts they have not mastered and redirects them to specific lessons in the Main Idea for further review. The text ends with four full-length comprehensive practice exams formatted to reflect the AP exams. Two exams are for Calculus AB and two exams are for Calculus BC.

About Perfection Learning*

For over 85 years, Perfection Learning has been a leader in literature and language arts programs for grades 6-12. These programs cover the complete range of language arts skills and course areas with both textbooks and supplemental programs. Innovative literature programs provide cost-effective solutions for teaching critical thinking skills and incorporating the new demands of the Common Core State Standards. K-8 reading/language arts solutions include hybrid print/digital handwriting and spelling programs, nonfiction reading, and intervention programs in reading and math.

In May 2013, Perfection Learning acquired AMSCO School Publications. For over 75 years, AMSCO has excelled in providing high-quality materials in world languages, science, language arts, ACT and SAT preparation, and more.

 

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New Review: Bedford, Freeman, & Worth’s (BFW) Principles of Life, 2nd Edition, for the AP Course

BFW's Principles of Life, 2e, AP BiologyLearning List has reviewed print materials for Bedford, Freeman & Worth’s (BFW) Principles of Life, 2nd Edition, for the AP Course. This is a comprehensive product to support instruction in Advanced Placement (AP) Biology courses.  Content is available in print and digital formats and includes additional online resources. Instruction is inquiry-based and addresses the central themes of biology (e.g., evolution, biological systems). The course promotes in-depth understanding of concepts and the application of content to real-world problems.

Principles of Life opens with a preface that introduces students to the big ideas and science practices for AP Biology and the course features that will help students master content and prepare for the AP exam.  The text’s first chapter is titled “Principles of Life” and provides an overview of the scientific method and the study of biology.  Subsequent content is organized in parts that address overarching concepts (e.g., cells, evolution, animal form and function). Each part is made up of chapters that address components of the overarching concept (e.g., cell membranes and signaling, speciation, breathing).

Chapters are organized around “Key Concepts” and each Key Concept is addressed in a chapter section.  For example, a chapter addressing circulation includes sections titled “Circulatory Systems Can Be Open or Closed” and “A Beating Heart Propels the Blood.” Chapters include “Apply the Concept” and “Investigation” exercises.  Apply the Concept presents rea-world scenarios (e.g., “Gene expression and morphogenesis) and ask students to evaluate research data and draw conclusions. Investigations presents a figure that clarifies the process of scientific inquiry in the context of the chapter’s content. Chapters end with concise summaries of each Key Concept.

 

About BFW*

 BFW believes that what happens in the classroom matters, and that a good class, a good teacher, and good content have the power to change the world—one student and one idea at a time. BFW products have long been best-sellers for AP courses. Now, in response to the needs of teachers across the country, BFW offers materials for Common Core, elective courses, and on-level programs aligned to NGSS.

 

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New Review: Cengage Learning Calculus (Larson), 11th Edition, AP Edition

Cengage Learning's AP Calculus (Larson)Learning List has reviewed Cengage Learning’s Calculus (Larson), 11th Edition, AP Edition. This is a comprehensive course for Advanced Placement (AP) calculus. Resources are available in print format and include some online resources. Instruction is designed specifically for AP courses and provides guidance in preparing for and taking AP exams. The text covers content for AP Calculus AB and BC courses.

Calculus opens with preface that discusses the AP Calculus exam and test preparation strategies. Core content is presented in 16 chapters that present content in a linear and logical manner. The first half of the course begins with a “Chapter P: Preparation for Calculus” that reviews key concepts needed for the study of calculus (e.g., linear models, rates of change, inverse functions), and then covers limits, differentiation, integration, differential equations, integration techniques, and logarithmic, exponential, and transcendental functions. The second half of the course addresses infinite series; conics, parametric equations, and polar coordinates; vectors and the geometry of space; vector-valued functions; functions of several variables; multiple integration; and vector analysis. Chapter 16 is available online and presents “Additional Topics in Differential Equations,” such as first-order equations and series solutions of differential equations.

Instruction supports discovery learning and the synthesis of the College Board’s big ideas for AP Calculus. Margin notes throughout the text support students’ preparation for AP exams and end-of-chapter exercises include questions formatted to reflect the AP exam. The level of rigor in instruction, in problem sets, and in AP Practice Questions matches that of the AP exam.

About Cengage Learning*

Cengage Learning is a leading educational content, technology, and services company for the higher education and K–12, professional and library markets worldwide. The company provides superior content, personalized services and course-driven digital solutions that accelerate student engagement and transform the learning experience.

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New Review: Wiley Publishing’s Anton: Calculus, 11th Edition

Wiley Publishing's Anton: Calculus, 11th EditionLearning List has reviewed Wiley Publishing’s Anton: Calculus, 11th Edition. This comprehensive calculus product supports instruction in Advanced Placement (AP) Calculus AB and AP Calculus BC courses. Resources are available in print and eBook formats and additional online instructional materials are available from Wiley.

Content is presented in 15 chapters that address limits and continuity; derivatives, including graphing and applications; differentiation; integrals, including applications and the principles of evaluating integrals; modeling with differential equations; infinite series; parametric and polar curves; conic sections; vector-valued functions; partial derivatives; multiple integrals; and topics in vector calculus. Appendices include a review of trigonometry and summaries of functions, including families of functions and inverse functions. Additional “Web Appendices” are available online and address additional topics, such as the use of technology (e.g., graphing calculators), selected proofs, and differential equations.

Online resources available at WileyPLUS facilitate teacher-led instruction and student self-study. These include ORION adaptive practice tools, video tutorials, animations, and printable study guides and solutions manuals for each chapter. ORION adaptive software provides a diagnostic assessment that evaluates students’ understanding of chapter content by each objective. Animations and videos demonstrate key concepts (e.g., graphing a piecewise function) with voiceover narration. Study guides summarize and review learning objectives, vocabulary, and key ideas from each chapter and each chapter section. Solutions manuals provide answers to odd-numbered exercises.

About Wiley Publishing*

Wiley’s mission is to help teachers teach and students learn. Wiley maximizes the value of its content by publishing it in all media, notably through WileyPLUS, the online solution which has been used by nearly 1 million students in about 20 nations worldwide. Available in virtually all our disciplines, WileyPLUS courses contain the full online version of the text, plus all of the integrated teaching and learning resources instructors and students need to solve the problems inherent to their courses. Using WileyPLUS, instructors automate the assigning and grading of homework, and build highly visual presentations to engage students. Students complete assignments online with instant feedback as they are working, link directly to specific portions of their online text, and track their own progress in a personal gradebook. Students using WileyPLUS have consistently reported better understanding of material, better performance in class, and greater interest in learning.

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New Review: Bedford, Freeman & Worth’s (BFW) America’s History: For the AP Course, 8th Edition

BFW's America's History: For the AP course, 8eLearning List recently reviewed print materials for Bedford, Freeman & Worth’s (BFW) America’s History: For the AP Course, 8th Edition. This comprehensive course supports instruction in Advanced Placement (AP) United States History courses.  Content is available in print and digital formats and includes additional online resources. Instruction provides a thematic exploration of U.S. history and provides explanations and analyses of political, social, cultural, and economic developments within and across historical periods.

 America’s History begins with a preface and an article titled “Historical Thinking, Reading, and Writing Skills for AP U.S. History.” The course’s core content is organized in nine chronological parts that are roughly aligned to the College Board’s periods for AP U.S. History (e.g., Part 4: Overlapping Revolutions, 1800-1860). Part openers include a detailed “Thematic Timeline” table that presents the period’s key events in terms of their related AP theme (horizontal row) and chronological decade (vertical column). For example, in Part 8, titled “The Modern State and the Age of Liberalism, 1945-1980,” the Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education (1954) appears at the intersection of the theme “American & National Identity” and the 1950s.

Parts are made up of chapters that address smaller periods within the overarching period. Each chapter contains three features addressing the analysis of primary sources: “American Voices,” “America Compared,” and “Think Like a Historian,” and includes striking visual elements provide the context for written content and prompt student interest and engagement.

 America’s History has an ExamView® test bank that contains multiple-choice and stimulus-based multiple-choice questions that reflect those on the AP exam. Each question includes an explanation of the correct answer and why other selections are incorrect. Test items also reference the key concept(s) learning objective(s), and historical thinking skill(s) assessed by the question.

 

 About BFW*

 BFW believes that what happens in the classroom matters, and that a good class, a good teacher, and good content have the power to change the world—one student and one idea at a time. BFW products have long been best-sellers for AP courses. Now, in response to the needs of teachers across the country, BFW offers materials for Common Core, elective courses, and on-level programs aligned to NGSS.

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