Learning List has reviewed McGraw Hill’s Mader Biology (Mader & Windelspecht), 12th Edition. This comprehensive resource supports instruction in high school Advanced Placement (AP) Biology courses. Resources are available in print and eBook formats with additional online components. Instruction is inquiry-based and focuses on developing students’ understanding of biology concepts as well as critical thinking and communication skills.
Mader Biology integrates the College Board’s “Big Ideas” and Science Practices for AP Biology. The text begins with a preface (i.e., chapter 1) titled “A View of Life” that introduces students to the study of biology, the AP Big Ideas for the course, the AP science practice skills, and the scientific method. Chapters begin with a set of essential questions that frame content and reference the relevant essential knowledge statements in the course framework (e.g., “How have humans manipulated plants to better serve our needs? 1.C.2.b”) and a “Following the Big Ideas” feature that highlights the Big Idea addressed by content.
Additional online resources for Mader Biology include SmartBook adaptive reading materials, OnBOARD interactive learning tools, and ScoreBOARD adaptive review resources.
- SmartBook adaptive reading materials highlight important information in the text and present practice questions at key points in the reading.
- ONBoard for AP Biology provides self-paced modules that support introduction to and/or the review of content.
- SCOREBoard for AP Biology is an adaptive test preparation program that provides self-study resources to help students prepare for AP exams.
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