"Today, students learn math best when skills and concepts are presented in a meaningful context that relates to their life experiences. In our approach, applications and visualizations are used to teach the concepts. They are not an afterthought. The result is a series of textbooks developed from the ground up to meet the needs of today's students."— Gary Rockswold
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Using concrete examples to introduce concepts, the authors highlight connections between math and the real world in ways that are both meaningful and motivational for students.
Emphasizing visualization, and using multiple representations (verbal, graphical, numerical, and symbolic) for problem-solving, they offer each student different ways to think about and learn the concepts and skills.
The authors believe this approach reinforces conceptual understanding and better prepares students for subsequent math courses and life.
A Look Into Math introduces each section with a practical application of the math topic students are about to learn.
Real-World Connection notes put the math into an everyday context, and are used in the examples to model the math.
The authors present math from multiple perspectives—verbal, graphical, numerical, and symbolic—throughout the text to support a variety of learning styles and deepen understanding.
Putting It All Together boxes at the end of each section summarize techniques and reinforce the mathematical concepts presented in the section.
Checking Basic Concepts exercises appear after every other section and can be used for individual or group review. These exercises require 10—20 minutes to complete and are also appropriate for in-class work.
Group Activities: Working with Real Data appear once or twice per chapter and provide an opportunity for students to work collaboratively on a problem that involves real-world data.
Co-author Terry Krieger teaches at Rochester Community and Technical College in Rochester, Minnesota. Recently, RCTC implemented a course redesign with the Rockswold/Krieger All in One program to more effectively help students with progression through the developmental math sequence.
In this presentation, Terry will walk you through the initial results of RCTC's course redesign.
RCTC's course redesign is organized into 15 modules.
At the start of each semester, all of the materials that instructors need to implement the modular, developmental math sequence are provided by the course coordinator. These materials are kept in a large binder that is continually updated by the course coordinator.
You will find documents covering:
Terry also shares a "master" MyMathLab course with all instructors to maintain consistency across the modular sequence.
You can copy his course into your own MyMathLab account with this course id: krieger83312
Please use the materials as a starting point to implement your course redesign, adapt them to the needs of your institution, and feel free to contact Terry with questions.
Users of the Rockswold/Krieger program have told us that they love the integration of applications and visualization throughout the text to help students gain greater conceptual understanding. The new Conceptual MyMathLab Updates offer even more of this integration.
The textbook is unchanged, but you’ll find these conceptually focused updates to the MyMathLab course:
Rockswold 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.
Visit the MyMathLab site to learn more about implementation and success stories.