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MindTap Computer Science for Fundamentals of Python: First Programs 1st Edition

Kenneth A. Lambert

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Overview

MindTap® Computer Science for Fundamentals of Python is the digital learning solution that powers students from memorization to mastery. It gives you complete control of your course—to provide engaging content, to challenge every individual, and to build their confidence. Empower students to accelerate their progress with MindTap. MindTap: Powered by You. MindTap helps students master skills for today’s workforce. Research shows employers need critical thinkers, troubleshooters and creative problem-solvers. MindTap helps with activities, real-life relevance and mastery of difficult concepts. Students progress from basic to more challenging problems. Readings and “Whiteboard Shorts” support the lecture, while “In The News” assignments encourage students to stay current. Hands-on labs teach users to write and run code with hints and feedback, while assessments allow you to measure how much students have learned.

Kenneth A. Lambert, Washington and Lee University

Kenneth A. Lambert is a Professor of Computer Science at Washington and Lee University. He has taught courses in almost every subject area of computer science and has published several textbooks in introductory programming and data structures in C++, Java, and Python. He is the co-creator of the BreezySwing framework and is the creator of the breezypythongui framework.
  • Coding labs in each unit provide students with the chance to write, test, and submit code for grading. The labs are a powerful tool that provide students with the hands-on practice and troubleshooting support needed to learn complex subject matter. “Just in time” help provides assistance that beginners can understand—without the technical jargon. In addition, the labs leverage artificial intelligence to create a feedback resource that continually gets smarter.
  • StudyHub is one-stop-studying tool that allows you to deliver important information and empowers your students to personalize their experience. Share content from the MindTap Reader and create notes and study guides to help students focus and succeed.
  • The Message Center app helps you to quickly and easily contact students directly from the MindTap platform. Any message posted in the Message Center is communicated directly to each student enrolled in the course via the communication medium designated by the student.
  • Although MindTap is populated with tests and quizzes, some instructors prefer to create their own. The IQ app allows instructors to easily create and add their own quizzes using questions from the pre-populated and customizable test bank.
  • MindTap helps streamline your workflow with carefully curated content and a unique set of tools saving you valuable time in your course preparations. In addition, automatically grades assignments and quizzes while also providing students with instant feedback on their work.
  • Provide students with organizational and study tools designed to better manage their limited time, allowing them to complete assignments whenever and wherever they are ready to learn.
  • Save students money in their course materials with a single destination that reflects exactly what’s important to you, the instructor.
  • With the MindTap Mobile App, you can keep your students informed of assignments, course due dates, or any changes to your course while also arming them with on-the-go study tools like flashcards and quizzing.
  • Build and personalize your course by integrating your own content into the MindTap Reader using your own documents or pull from sources like RSS feeds, YouTube videos, websites, Google Docs and more. Control what content students see and when they see it with a learning path that can be used as-is or matched to your syllabus exactly.
  • Empower students with the information to know where they stand at all times—both individually and compared to the highest performers in class within the student view of the Progress App.
  • Engage students with course material specially customized for them by you streamlined in one proven, easy-to-use interface.
Welcome to Your Course. This brief text provides a brief overview of the MindTap course.

Getting Started with MindTap Video. Students can watch this video to get an overview of the MindTap course.

Download your Source Code. This link allows students to download all of the starting source code necessary throughout the course.

Pre-Course Assessment. This brief quiz will gauge student knowledge prior to the start of the course.

Unit Learning Objectives. These Learning Objectives are linked to the key points of the unit to keep students focused on the important takeaways.

eBook for Fundamentals of Python. The acclaimed MindTap Reader boasts a multimedia rich experience with embedded videos, tagged note-taking, highlighting, and bookmarking for easy study guide creation.

Coding labs in each module provide students with the chance to write, test, and submit code for grading. The labs are a powerful tool that provide students with the hands-on practice and troubleshooting support needed to learn complex subject matter. “Just in time” help provides assistance that beginners can understand—without the technical jargon. In addition, the labs leverage artificial intelligence to create a feedback resource that continually gets smarter.

Animations throughout the learning path illustrate and illuminate especially challenging topics.

RSS Feed Activities put students in touch with current trends in computing.

The Study folder provides PowerPoint slides and flashcards, all with the goal of providing comprehensive review opportunities for students.

Unit Test. Students will know with certainty their level of competency for every unit which will improve course outcomes.

Post-Course Assessment. This short quiz provides a snapshot of a student’s content knowledge after completing the full course.
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This Cengage solution can be seamlessly integrated into most Learning Management Systems (Blackboard, Brightspace by D2L, Canvas, Moodle, and more) but does require a different ISBN for access codes. Please work with your Cengage Learning Consultant to ensure the proper course set up and ordering information. For additional information, please visit the LMS Integration site.

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  • ISBN-10: 1337277789
  • ISBN-13: 9781337277785
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Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

FOR INSTRUCTORS

Instructor Resource CD-ROM

ISBN: 9781111823276
Now all instructor materials are available on one convenient and easy-to-use CD. Designed to help facilitate classroom instruction, this CD has instructor files unique to the textbook. All of these tools can help motivate students and enhance their knowledge and course appreciation. Please note that all supplements (with the exception of figure files) are also available for download on the Companion site for the text at www.cengage.com. The Instructor Resources CD includes: Data and solution files for this course. Figure files to help you customize handouts and presentations. ExamView test banks with true/false, modified true/false, multiple choice, completion, matching, case-based critical thinking, and essay question types to help you assess student understanding. Instructor's manuals for each lesson to help you gain insight on how to fully engage students and effectively teach the material. PowerPoint Presentations to help you discuss new tasks and vocabulary terms covered in each lesson. Sample syllabus to help you design your course from beginning to end.