College Algebra Throughout this course, there are many different learning aids available to assist you with understanding the material. Watch the Introduct
College Algebra Throughout this course, there are many different learning aids available to assist you with understanding the material. Watch the Introduction to Learning Tools video here, and practice using the tools within your Unit I Homework Assignment. You may access a copy of the transcript by clicking on this link. (v) What learning tools do think will be the most beneficial? (vi) Why?
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I don’t know what my future goals are yet! I have a few opportunities within my company opening up and I am unsure of what I want to do!
The learning tools that I think will be the most beneficial are the videos and the skill builder.
I am just recently familiarizing myself with online learning. Watching the videos will make it seem more traditional like in-class learning. Skill builder will be beneficial because sometimes the pressure of a graded assignment makes me lose my thought processes, so having the capability to step back and work out a problem to make sure that I am doing it correctly will be nice. Learning Tool Transcript
Throughout your homework assignment you will have a variety
of learning aids to help you complete each problem. These aids were
designed to give you a deeper understanding of the material and are
presented in different ways in order to engage all different types of
learners. It is recommended that you familiarize yourself with each
tool and utilize them as often as you would like.
This course contains several instructional videos to help you with
your assignments. You must click on the video link before completing
each set of homework questions. Clicking on the link will open the
video in a new window. You do not need to watch the entire video if
you have already mastered that particular concept.
These videos are also located in each homework question as
“assigned media.” If you select this button, the instructional video you
previously viewed will appear.
Skill Builder is an adaptive learning feature that allows you to
practice questions that are similar to your homework problem. To
access Skill Builder, click on the button. You will be directed to a
different screen. This feature walks you through a series of questions
to help you learn the concepts needed to answer your homework
problem. Accessing this feature does not interfere with your homework
grade and you are not penalized if you get a Skill Builder question
incorrect. When you are finished using Skill Builder, you may select
the “Return to Homework” button.
Learning aids can be found under the “Question Help” menu
located in the upper right corner of the screen for every question in
your homework. These learning aids are called: (1) Help Me Solve This
(2) View an Example (3) Textbook and (4) Ask My Instructor. Please
note that you may also have access to a couple of these learning aids
in your assessments for some, but not all math courses.
In addition to these four learning aids, some but not all
homework problems may have a “Video” or “Animation” located un der
the “Question Help” menu. These learning aids use different types of
media to show you how to solve a similar homework question.
Help Me Solve This
The “help me solve this” button walks you through the necessary steps
to solve your exact homework problem. If you use this feature,
MyMathLab will automatically mark your question as incorrect and give
you another question to try. You will receive credit for the problem
when you get the new question correct.
View an example
The “view an example” button provides you with a step-by-step
example similar to your homework question. You can follow the steps
outlined in this example to work through your problem.
The “textbook” button will navigate you to a specific section in
your online textbook. Once you are done viewing the textbook, you
can navigate back to your homework. You can also leave the online
textbook window open so you can reference it at a later time.
Ask My Instructor
The “Ask My Instructor” button will send an email containing
your exact homework question directly to your professor. You can ask
your professor any question and explain your issue directly in the
email so your instructor can assist you. It is strongly recommended
that you use this button at any time during your homework. Your
professor wants to help!