New Product: National Geographic/Cengage Learning’s Big Ideas Integrated Math for CCSS

Integrated Mathematics II

Is your district in need of a new material for integrated high school math courses? Take a look at Learning List’s reviews of National Geographic Learning/Cengage Learning’s Big Ideas Integrated Math.

Big Ideas Integrated Math is a comprehensive high school math program, available in print and digital formats.  The design of the material is consistent with the Common Core’s Integrated Pathways and is provided in three levels. Each of the three courses integrates instruction in algebra, geometry, probability, and statistics at increasingly complex levels. Big Ideas Integrated Mathorganizes instruction around major topics in mathematics, such as solving linear equations or parallel and perpendicular lines.

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New Product Review: Cengage Learning Managing Your Personal Finances

Cengage Finance

Learning List recently reviewed Cengage Learning’s Managing Your Personal Finances, which was submitted for state adoption in Texas in response to the Texas Education Agency’s Proclamation 2019 call for high school Personal Financial Literacy products aligned to the new PFL Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). Managing Your Personal Finances is a comprehensive resource to support instruction in Personal Financial Literacy courses. Materials are available in print format and include additional online components. Learning List’s review is of print resources only. Instruction addresses personal money management, career and retirement planning, saving and investment, and credit management.

Managing Your Personal Finances is organized in six units that address: (1) Managing Careers and Income, (2) Managing Credit, (3) Managing Resources, (4) Providing Financial Security, (5) Risk Management, and (6) Consumer Rights and Responsibilities. Units open with a short overview of each chapter’s content and a related “Net Link” that links students to related content on the text’s companion website. [Read more…]

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Review: Career and Technical Education (CTE) Resources

books-659690_1280Very few products we reviewed are specific to Texas or include direct references to the TEKS in teacher and/or student materials. However, some products contain supplemental resources, such as lesson plans and correlation documents, to help Texas teachers plan TEKS-aligned instruction. Surprisingly, some products that include Texas in their titles (e.g., Pearson’s “Texas Manufacturing Welding”) do not include references to the TEKS. This is likely due to the fact that many CTE products, while suitable for high school instruction, are designed to meet the needs of community college students and students in career and technical schools. [Read more…]

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New Product Review: National Geographic Reach for Reading

Licon-1691282_1920earning List has reviewed online materials for National Geographic’s Reach for Reading, which is a comprehensive product that supports language arts and reading instruction in grades K-6. Instruction addresses Common Core State Standards (CCSS) at each grade level and is organized in thematic units that focus on science and social studies topics and emphasize the importance of caring for the planet. [Read more…]

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New AP Curriculum Review: National Geographic Learning/Cengage Learning’s Chemistry (Zumdahl), AP Edition, 10th Edition

Learning List has reviewed print resources for Cengage Learning’s Chemistry (Zumdahl), AP Edition, 10th Edition. This comprehensive product supports instruction in Advanced Placement (AP) Chemistry courses. Content is available in print and eBook formats with additional online components. Instruction emphasizes modeling, problem solving, and the real-world applications of chemistry. Chemistry emphasizes problem solving and the use of models to represent …

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New Review: Cengage Learning Calculus (Larson), 11th Edition, AP Edition

Learning List has reviewed Cengage Learning’s Calculus (Larson), 11th Edition, AP Edition. This is a comprehensive course for Advanced Placement (AP) calculus. Resources are available in print format and include some online resources. Instruction is designed specifically for AP courses and provides guidance in preparing for and taking AP exams. The text covers content for AP Calculus AB and BC …

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New Review: Cengage Learning’s College Physics AP Edition (Serway), 11th Edition

Cengage Learning’s College Physics AP Edition (Serway), 11th Edition, is a comprehensive product that supports instruction in Advanced Placement (AP) Physics 1 and AP Physics 2 courses. Content is available in print and digital formats and includes additional online components. Instruction provides an introduction to concepts in classical and 21st century physics, emphasizing real-world applications and problem solving. Learning List …

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New Review: Cengage Learning’s Making America: A History of the United States (Berkin) 7th Edition

Cengage Learning’s Making America: A History of the United States (Berkin), 7th Edition, is a comprehensive resource that supports instruction in Advanced Placement (AP) U.S. History courses. Content is available in print and digital formats, with additional online components.  Learning List recently reviewed Making America’s print resources. Instruction provides a thematic examination of U.S. history that considers the social, economic, …

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New Review: National Geographic Learning/Cengage Learning’s Voyages in World History

Learning List has reviewed National Geographic Learning/Cengage Learning’s Voyages in World History. This comprehensive resource supports instruction in Advanced Placement (AP) European History courses.  Materials are available in print and eBook formats and include additional online components. The course incorporates the theme of movement, including the travels of individuals, the trade of goods, and cultural shifts. Voyages in World History …

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Career and Technical Education: Medical Terminology

Learning List has reviewed each of the eight Proclamation 2017 CTE products that have been state adopted for Medical Terminology.  Please find a brief overview of each product below: Cengage Learning’s Introduction to Medical Terminology, 3rd Edition, introduces students to the terminology needed for a wide range of health care professions and the pathology, diagnostic, and treatment procedures encountered in …

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