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Tour the features of Mastering Chemistry

See how Mastering Chemistry helps students master key concepts, build problem-solving skills, and improve results.

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Help students succeed in their first college chemistry course

Chemistry Primer

This tutorial series helps students who struggle with the math and chemistry skills needed to succeed in their first college chemistry course. The Chemistry Primer can be used as a boot-camp style module or as just-in-time remediation before each chapter.

Available for General Chemistry 1 & 2, Orgainc Chemistry 1 & 2, General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry, and Intro/Prep Chemistry courses.

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Personalize learning for each student

Continuously Adaptive Learning

Do you want to meet your students where they are in the learning process? Thanks to advances in adaptive learning technology, you no longer have to teach as if every student learns in the same way and at the same rate. Based on cognitive science research, Mastering with Adaptive Learning assesses student performance and activity in real time and, using data and analytics, personalizes content to reinforce concepts that target each student’s strengths and weaknesses.

Help students study better

Using the latest developments in cognitive science, Dynamic Study Modules help students study course topics by adapting to their performance in real time. As a result, students build the confidence they need to deepen their understanding, participate meaningfully, and perform better — in and out of class.

Students can use their computer or the MyLab and Mastering app to access Dynamic Study Modules. Available for select titles.

Target gaps in student understanding

Adaptive Follow-Ups provide targeted practice and coaching to help students master the material. Relying on findings from cognitive psychology studies, Adaptive Follow-Ups incorporate spacing — the practice of repeatedly presenting information over spaced intervals — to help students retain information. Each assignment is broken into sets of questions that target gaps in understanding based on the student's past performance on course work to date, including homework, tests, and quizzes. Available for select titles.

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See how to get the most out of Mastering

New Ready-to-Go Teaching Modules

Ready-to-Go Teaching Modules created for and by instructors make use of teaching tools for before, during, and after class, including new ideas for in-class activities. The modules incorporate the best that the text, Mastering Chemistry, and Learning Catalytics have to offer and guide instructors through using these resources in the most effective way. The modules can be accessed through the Instructor Resources area of Mastering Chemistry.

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Build conceptual understanding and problem-solving skills

Help students prepare for lecture

Interactive Pre-lecture videos provide an introduction to key topics with embedded assessment to help students come to class more prepared and to help professors identify student misconceptions.

Provide an easier, more intuitive way for students to draw chemical structures

Now JAVA free, the Organic Chemistry Drawing Tool makes it easier for students to input answers and receive feedback—creating less confusion about drawing and more questions about chemistry itself.

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Guide students through the toughest topics

Tutorials feature specific wrong-answer feedback, hints, and a wide variety of educationally effective content. The hallmark Hints and Feedback offer instruction similar to what students would experience in an office hours visit, allowing them to learn from their mistakes without being given the answer.

Tutorials guide students throught the toughest topics

Give students access to their textbook anytime, anywhere

NEW - Pearson eText optimized for mobile

Pearson eText is a simple-to-use, personalized reading experience available within Mastering. Students can use their computer or the mobile app to easily highlight, take notes, and review key vocabulary all in one place — even when offline. Seamlessly integrated videos and rich media* give students access to the help they need, when they need it. You can also share your own notes with students so they see the connection between their reading and what they learn in class.

*Available with select titles.

Give every student a voice

Learning Catalytics™

With Learning Catalytics, you’ll hear from every student when it matters most.

You pose a variety of questions that help students recall ideas, apply concepts, and develop critical-thinking skills. Your students respond using their own smartphones, tablets, or laptops.

You can monitor responses with real-time analytics and find out what your students do — and don’t — understand. Then, you can adjust your teaching accordingly, and even facilitate peer-to-peer learning, helping students stay motivated and engaged.

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Link from your LMS to Mastering Chemistry

Link from your LMS to Mastering Chemistry

Learning Management System (LMS) Integration

You can now link from Blackboard Learn, Brightspace by D2L, Canvas, or Moodle to Mastering Chemistry.* Access assignments, rosters, and resources, and synchronize grades with your LMS gradebook.

For students, single sign-on provides access to all the personalized learning resources that make studying more efficient and effective.

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*Note that LMS integration is available only for Modified Mastering Chemistry.

Additional Features

Imagine the impact of first-day access on your course

Offering course content through the Pearson Inclusive Access model can help students achieve more by providing affordable, high-quality digital course materials on or before the first day of class. Because all students have access by day one, faculty can start teaching and students can start learning. Learn more about Inclusive Access >

Mastering Chemistry for Organic Chemistry

Organic Chemistry Tutorials in Mastering Chemistry pinpoint errors by assessing the logic and accuracy of the student’s answers. Individual evaluators written and linked to each problem by organic chemists look at the validity of the student’s entry and generates error-specific feedback based on information received from a JChem database about the nature of the structure or mechanism.

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Everything you need in an easy-to-use format

Mastering provides a rich and flexible set of pre-built courses and assignments to get you started quickly. These assets can be used as is or customized to fit your specific teaching needs. The Calendar View on the course home page displays upcoming assignments and due dates, so you can easily stay organized. Questions are now easy to edit and delete for assignments and courses.

A powerful gradebook

The Mastering gradebook records all scores for automatically graded assignments. Struggling students and challenging assignments are highlighted in red, giving you an at-a-glance view of potential hurdles in the course.

Diagnostics and insights that help you guide the class

Diagnostics within Mastering provide unique insight into class and student performance. With a single click, you can view charts that summarize the most difficult problems, identify vulnerable students, and indicate grade distribution and score improvement over the duration of the course.

Learning Outcomes: Tracking and Reporting

The problems instructors select for an assignment in Mastering are tagged to publisher-provided learning outcomes. Instructors can also add their own course-specific, department-wide, or institution-wide learning outcomes and associate those with the assignment content. Student performance can be tracked against specified learning outcomes at both the individual student and class level. Reports can be exported to Excel for easy submission to department heads and/or academic executives.

Wrong-answer feedback personalized for each student

Using data gathered from all of the students using the program, Mastering offers wrong-answer feedback that is specific to each student. Rather than simply providing feedback of the "right/wrong/try again" variety, Mastering guides students towards the correct final answer without giving the answer away.

Hints that offer clear guidance to students

Mastering provides hints of two types that help students work through, and ultimately solve, problems. Declarative hints provide advice on how to approach the problem, guiding students to the final answer. Socratic hints break a problem down into smaller sub-problems, which makes it easier for students to complete the original problem.

Dynamic, best-in-class content

Mastering is continually improving based on data generated through classroom use, resulting in content that is driven by the performance of actual students. We make corrections to improve problems that have ambiguous answer choices, ineffectual detractors, or tricky language, and continue to strengthen each problem through ongoing review of the data generated by Mastering students.