By Sherri Messersmith

"After having written 5 developmental algebra textbooks, i made a decision to workforce up with Larry Perez from Saddleback collage in California to write down a paperback sequence starting with uncomplicated university Math or mathematics. we all know, first-hand, that instructing developmental arithmetic is set much more than the maths. at the present time, lots of our scholars also are in developmental studying and/or writing classes, so that they do not learn good. Many scholars are negative note-takers, have no idea find out how to read/use a textbook, have terrible examine talents, and feature by no means discovered time-management talents. teachers comprehend significant cause of excessive failure charges in developmental math classes is because of the truth that lots of our scholars have no idea tips to be students. they do not are looking to fail, they simply have no idea the way to be successful! Larry and i've tailored what we do within the lecture room to aim to handle the non-math wishes of our scholars. yet, we questioned, how will we do that in a textbook? input P.O.W.E.R.. P.O.W.E.R. is a five-step procedure to advertise studying and demanding pondering. every one step within the process--Prepare, set up, paintings, overview, and Rethink--provides scholars with a confirmed framework that would support them in attaining educational luck. P.O.W.E.R. maximizes the luck of scholars by utilizing a research-based "best practices" procedure. it's a scientifically-based framework selling scholar luck, with each one step within the approach in accordance with empirical study findings on the topic of scholars' educational functionality in a school surroundings"

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