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New Product Review: Wiley Publishing’s Hughes-Hallet, Calculus, 7e AP® Edition

Wiley's Hughes-Hallet, Calculus 7e, AP EditionLearning List recently reviewed Wiley Publishing’s Hughes-Hallett, Calculus, 7e AP® Edition for Calculus AB and BC.  This updated edition contains new material and is a comprehensive resource that supports instruction in Advanced Placement (AP) Calculus AB and AP Calculus BC.  Hughes-Hallett, Calculus, 7e AP® Edition contains content for Single Variable and Multivariable calculus.

Please see our original blog post about Wiley Publishing’s Hughes-Hallett Calculus. Click here for further details.

 

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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: Wiley Publishing’s Calculus: Single Variable and Calculus: Single and Multivariable

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Learning List has reviewed two of Wiley Publishing’s calculus courses written by the team of authors led by Deborah Hughes-Hallet. These resources include: Calculus: Single Variable and Calculus: Single and Multivariable.  Each course supports instruction in Advanced Placement (AP) Calculus. AB and BC courses. Resources are available in print and eBook formats, with additional online content. Materials for each course support teacher-led instruction and student self-study.

As its name suggests, Calculus: Single and Multivariable is the more comprehensive course.  It contains 21 chapters, the first 11 of which present instruction in single variable calculus. This is the same content addressed by Calculus: Single Variable. The subsequent 10 chapters present multivariable calculus.

Both products emphasize the real-world applications of calculus in contexts such as economics, medicine, and engineering. Frequent example problems model new techniques and strategies and provide step-by-step solutions that are easy to follow. Algebraic sentences are explained in detail and common student misconceptions are identified.

Overall, Learning List’s reviewers found that each text did a good job of integrating the big ideas, enduring understandings, and essential knowledge for AP Calculus AB and BC. Reviewers said that concepts were framed clearly and that instruction clarified the connection between each concept and its real-world applications.

Online self-study resources available at WileyPLUS include ORION adaptive practice tools, video tutorials, and additional reading and practice activities for each chapter. ORION adaptive software provides a diagnostic assessment that evaluates students’ understanding of chapter content by each objective. Video tutorials, or “Mini Lectures,” present whiteboard instruction with voiceover narration for some example problems.

About Wiley Publishing*

Wiley’s Global Research business is a provider of content-enabled solutions to improve outcomes in research, education and professional practice with online tools, journals, books, databases, reference works and laboratory protocols. With strengths in every major academic, scientific and professional field, and strong brands including Wiley Blackwell and Wiley VCH, Wiley proudly partners with over 800 prestigious societies representing two million members. Through Wiley Online Library, we provide online access to a broad range of content: over 4 million articles from 1,500 journals, 9,000+ books, and many reference works and databases. Access to abstracts and searching is free, full content is accessible through licensing agreements, and large portions of the content are provided free or at nominal cost to nations in the developing world through partnerships with organizations such as HINARI, AGORA, and OARE.

Wiley’s Professional Development business creates products and services that help customers become more effective in the workplace and achieve career success. It brings to life the ideas and best practices of thought leaders in business, finance, accounting, workplace learning, management, leadership, technology, behavioral health, engineering/architecture, and education to serve these communities worldwide.

Wiley Global Education serves undergraduate, graduate, and advanced placement students, lifelong learners, and, in Australia, secondary school students. We publish educational materials in all media, notably through WileyPLUS, our integrated online suite of teaching and learning resources. Our programs target the sciences, engineering, computer science, mathematics, business and accounting, statistics, geography, hospitality and the culinary arts, education, psychology, and modern languages.

*The content in this section is provided by or adapted from Wiley Publishing.

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Learning List Reviews Advanced Placement (AP) Materials to Fuel Student Success

Hundreds of AP teachers from across the country will arrive in Austin, Texas, this week to attend the  AP Annual Conference.  Many will attend sessions with master teachers to learn how to teach the rigorous AP content.  A  criticaadvanced_placementl component to students’ success in AP courses is their instructional materials. The materials must teach students not only the content required for each course, but also the skills the courses are designed to develop.

Districts spend more money to purchase AP products than any other instructional materials. When Learning List started receiving requests for reviews of AP materials, we contacted College Board to inquire whether they review and recommend texts to AP teachers. We were told that College Board does not recommend texts and that they shared our concern that AP materials must align with the course frameworks for AP courses in order to support student success.  They explained that in the past, course descriptions were too general to make an alignment of materials instructionally meaningful.  However, in response to teachers’ requests, over a 15 year schedule, College Board will be publishing new course frameworks that specify the content and skills students are expected to learn and will be tested on for each AP course.

With a shared goal of helping publishers produce materials that will prepare students for success in AP courses, Learning List worked with College Board to develop alignment templates based on the recently rAP reviews image for blogeleased course frameworks.  Learning List now reviews AP materials for alignment to the Learning Objectives (LO) (i.e., what students must be able to do) and separately to the Skills and Practices (i.e., larger transferable skills) contained in the newly revised course frameworks for AP Physics (1 and 2), Chemistry, Biology, World History, European History, and US History.  Reviews of materials for AP Calculus AB and BC will begin this fall.  For Texas subscribers, Learning List also reviews AP texts for alignment to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for the relevant course.

Learning List’s alignment templates not only help educators identify where the materials are or are not aligned, but also provide ongoing professional development to help AP teachers better understand the connections between Learning Objectives and Science Practices in AP science courses and between the Thematic Learning Objectives and Historical Thinking Skills in AP social studies courses.

Recognizing the unique nature of AP courses, Learning List hires subject matter experts (SMEs) who are certified in the subject of the AP course and have experience teaching the course, as well.  Our SMEs report that reviewing AP materials is especially challenging because of the density of the texts.  “One cannot skim over a page or video to see whether a topic is addressed; you have to read all the text to determine whether it is aligned to an LO,” they explained.

Subscribing districts have requested reviews of AP materials from several publishers; Wiley Publishing was the first to submit their products for review.  Wiley representatives commented that Learning List’s review process helped them better understand how educators will use the new course frameworks instructionally, which in turn will help them develop products more closely aligned to the content and skills of the frameworks.  As a result, teachers and students will benefit.

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