The Lial Developmental Math texts and MyMathLab resources have helped thousands of students succeed by providing the best learning and teaching support to students and instructors. Marge Lial was a pioneering author and a visionary teacher who established features that are now standard in nearly all developmental math titles. The Lial author team has always been known for creating innovations in response to the needs of instructors and students, and that continues with each new revision.
At Pearson, we offer our content in a variety of formats to meet the needs of today’s students. The options for the Lial Developmental Math Series include the following:
Written by authors you trust, our texts undergo a rigorous editorial process to ensure quality and accuracy.
A loose-leaf, 3-hole punched version of the text is available as a budget-friendly option for students.
New MyMathLab eTexts have interactive features such as note-taking, searching, bookmarking, and more.
MyMathLab delivers proven results to help individual students succeed.
Various workbook options are available to guide students’ learning and provide extra practice.
Video lectures cover every section of the textbook, with important definitions, procedures, and concepts.
The Lial author team has written more than a dozen texts, which are frequently updated to ensure that you are getting the highest quality content for your courses. All of the texts are available with MyMathLab and the complete Lial Video Library. Plus, new Integrated Review MyMathLab courses and various workbook options are available for select titles.
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The Lial series provides supportive pedagogy, ample exercises, and extensive end-of-chapter material to ensure success for students.
Examples That Teach: the examples in the text teach students the skills by offering embedded pointers and immediate opportunities to practice what was just learned.
Just-in-Time Help: by anticipating student needs, the authors place strategic learning exactly when needed, with Pointers, Cautions, Notes, and Solution Clips.
Study Skills Support: study skills activities integrated throughout the text provide proven strategies for learning math.
End-of-Chapter Review: each chapter ends with a detailed Chapter Summary, Review Exercises, and a Chapter Test to aid students as they prepare for tests.
Margin Problems allow students to immediately practice the example material and check their answer at the bottom of the page in preparation for the exercise sets.
Pointers in the examples give tips on specific procedures.
Cautions (highlighted in yellow) warn students about common mistakes.
Notes (highlighted in blue) emphasize important ideas.
Solutions Clips show an instructor working through the complete solutions to selected exercises from the text. Exercises with a solution clip are marked in the text and e-book with a play button icon.
Poor study skills and behaviors are major factors in low success rates in mathematics courses. Because students need specific instruction in study skills, they are contextualized and integrated throughout the text.
The Chapter Summary includes terms with definitions and graphics, New Formulas and Symbols, Test Your Word Power, and a Quick Review for each section with extra examples.
Videos are increasingly important for course redesign and connecting with today’s students. The Lial Video Library includes all of the following resources, with optional English captioning available for each. Spanish captioning is available with select titles as well.
are available for every section and offer a new navigation menu organized by example.
for select exercises, marked with a Play Button icon in the text and eText, show an instructor working through complete solutions.
are short videos that provide a summary of key concepts for each chapter.
Chapter Test Prep Videos correlate to the end-of-chapter test and help students prepare for the real thing.
Various workbook options are available with the different Lial series to guide students’ learning and provide extra practice. All workbooks are available for stand-alone purchase, can be accessed within MyMathLab at no additional charge, or can be packaged with a text or MyMathLab code at a discount.
NEW! The Lial Video Library Workbook is an unbound, three-hole-punched workbook/note-taking guide that helps students to develop organized notes as they work along with the videos. The notebook includes:
NEW! The Lial Video Library Workbook with Integrated Review provides additional practice for both the course and the prerequisite content.
NEW! The MySlideNotes notebook provides a note-taking tool based on the PowerPoint slides that accompany the text.
NEW! MyWorkBook provides the following resources for every section:
The tightly integrated MyMathLab courses offer new Guided Solutions, and two MyMathLab course options are now available:
Guided Solution Exercises in the text margins and exercise sets guide students through the first few solution steps, and are marked with a GS icon. To take this a step further, these new types of exercises are assignable in MyMathLab.
New Ready-to-Go courses provide students with all the same great MyMathLab features, but make it easier for instructors to get started.
Lial texts partnered with MyMathLab can be successfully implemented in any environment—lab-based, hybrid, fully online, and traditional courses—for a consistently positive impact on the quality of learning in higher education math instruction. MyMathLab is the world’s leading online resource in mathematics, integrating interactive homework, assessment, and media in a flexible, easy-to-use format.
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