Higher Education

MindTap® Economics, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access for Arnold's Economics, 11th Edition

  • Roger A. Arnold California State University, San Marcos
  • ISBN-10: 1285781600  |  ISBN-13: 9781285781600
  • © 2014 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $139.00
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Media Showcase

Known for setting the standard on updated content, Arnold’s 12th Edition also blazes the trail for providing unequaled media and study assets. The author strives to offer media assets that give you the ultimate teaching flexibility. Concept Clips, Video Questions, Office Hours, and Progression Graphs are just a few examples of how this text and digital package takes students to another level of media integration.



MindTap™ Economics for Arnold's Economics, 11th Edition is the digital learning solution that helps instructors engage and transform today's students into critical thinkers. Through paths of dynamic assignments and applications that you can personalize, real-time course analytics, and an accessible reader, MindTap helps you turn cookie cutter into cutting edge, apathy into engagement, and memorizers into higher-level thinkers. Access to this product is valid for 12 months of usage.

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Features and Benefits

  • Seamlessly delivery appropriate content and technology assets from a number of providers to students, as they need them.
  • Break course content down into movable objects to promote personalization, encourage interactivity and ensure student engagement.
  • Customize the course – from tools to text – and make adjustments 'on the fly,' making it possible to intertwine breaking news into their lessons and incorporate today's teachable moments.
  • Bring interactivity into learning through the integration of multimedia assets (apps from Cengage Learning and other providers), numerous in-context exercises and supplements, student engagement will increase leading to better student outcomes.
  • Track students' use, activities and comprehension in real-time, which provides opportunities for early intervention to influence progress and outcomes. Grades are visible and archived so students and instructors always have access to current standings in the class.
  • Assess knowledge throughout each section: after readings, in activities, homework, and quizzes.
  • Automatically grade of all homework and quizzes.

Content and Assets

The MindTap Learning Path guides students through readings, multimedia, and activities designed to follow the learning taxonomy from basic knowledge and comprehension up to analysis and application. By hiding, rearranging, or adding your own content, you control what students see and when they see it and match the Learning Path to your course syllabus exactly.

Each chapter begins with a pre-test to test student knowledge. These have approximately fifteen multiple choice questions.

Next, students complete the chapter reading in the MindTap™ Reader.

Flashcards and "Ask the Instructor" videos bring content to life.

Students then complete a brief post-test, followed by an in-depth problem set.

Alternate Formats

Choose the format that best fits your student's budget and course goals

To customize your learning solution, contact your Learning Consultant for more information.

  • Printed Access Card

    ISBN-10: 1285781597 | ISBN-13: 9781285781594

    List Price = $139.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $104.25

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Roger A. Arnold

Dr. Roger A. Arnold is Professor of Economics at California State University San Marcos, where his fields of specialization include general microeconomic theory and monetary theory. A widely respected authority on economic issues, Dr. Arnold is a regularly featured expert on talk radio discussing the state of the economy. He is also a proven author, who has written numerous academic articles, hundreds of newspaper columns, as well as the popular ECONOMICS: NEW WAYS OF THINKING and principles of macroeconomics supplementary text, HOW TO THINK LIKE AN ECONOMIST. Dr. Arnold has been a member of the economics faculty at California State University Northridge, University of Oklahoma, Hillsdale College, University of Nevada Las Vegas, and California State University San Marcos. He served as chair of the economics department for two years at University of Nevada Las Vegas and for seven years at California State University San Marcos. He is currently chair of the economics department at California State University San Marcos. During his tenure at UNLV he was regularly one of the top five finalists for the teacher of the year honor (in the College of Business and Economics), and in 1987 he received the best researcher of the year award. Dr. Arnold earned a B.S. in Economics in 1974 from the University of Birmingham in England and received his M.A. in 1976 and his Ph.D. in 1979 from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Key Digital Features

Digital Solutions | Adaptive Test Prep | Progression Graphs

Digital Solutions

The ‘New’ Aplia

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What is it?
Aplia is the most successful and widely used homework solution in the Economics market. Online interactive problem sets, analyses, tutorials, experiments, and critical-thinking exercises give students hands-on application without adding to instructors’ workload. Based on discovery learning, Aplia requires students to take an active role in the learning process—helping them improve their economic understanding and ability to relate to the economic concepts presented. Instructors can assign homework that is automatically graded and recorded.

What’s New?
Arnold’s 12th Edition includes a fully interactive eReader embedded in the Aplia product. This new approach combines the functionality you and your students are coming to expect from a modern eReader (text search, highlighting, note-taking) with our exclusive embedded media.

  • An optimized iPad experience, allowing students to access content on their mobile devices anywhere and anytime.
  • Improved graphing with better graph precision, a new fill-area tool, and an improved shifter tool.
  • Expanded partial credit and task level grading – providing feedback to students at the task level in addition to the problem level for more granular and incremental guidance to coach students where they need it most.
  • Closer alignment between the end-of-chapter questions and Aplia homework.
  • End of Chapter Assignments, along with the traditional Aplia assignments that have previously been available, are now delivered in the Aplia format with graphing functionality.

Check out the live demo!

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MindTap for Arnold’s Economics, 12e is a highly personalized, complete online learning solution that will change the way you think about teaching and student engagement. More than an ebook, a homework solution, or a Learning Management System (LMS), MindTap delivers courses built on authoritative Cengage Learning content to deliver the first product in a new category—the Personal Learning Experience. By combining readings, multimedia, activities, and assessments into a singular Learning Path, MindTap guides students through their course with ease and engagement.

The MindTap experience begins with the Learning Path that guides students to mastery of the subject matter and provides instant access to the resources they need along the way. MindTap delivers a suggested Learning path right “out of the box,” ready for you to personalize your course.

Aplia users – you can gain access to the homework sets you’ve come to rely on directly within the MindTap Learning Path.

Customizing MindTap is easy! You can change due dates, re-order content, and remove activities you don’t need. You can add videos, flashcards, web links, and your own content to foster immediacy and contextual relevancy.

Visit www.cengage.com/mindtap to learn more.

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Write Experience

Cengage Learning’s Write Experience allows you to assess written communication skills without adding to your workload. Instructors have told us it’s important that students can write effectively in order to communicate and think critically about economics. Write Experience uses artificial intelligence to score student writing instantly and accurately, as well as provide students with detailed revision goals and feedback on their writing to help them improve.

Visit www.cengage.com/writeexperience to learn more.

Adaptive Test Prep

NEW!  Adaptive Test Prep -- Only available in MindTap -- Adaptive where it counts!

The new Adaptive Test Prep App helps students prepare for test success by allowing them to generate multiple practice tests across chapters.

The program grades practice tests and indicates the areas that have or have not been mastered.

Students are presented with an Adaptive Study Plan that has a series of highly targeted remediation resources, including "Teachable Moment" videos created by the author. This allows students to better assess their level of understanding of the course material prior to the exam.
The Adaptive Study Plan also takes students directly to pertinent pages in the text where practice question materials are referenced.

Students also receive a robust explanation of the problem and a video ConceptClip, where appropriate.

Progression Graphs

NEW! Progression Graphs – Available in both MindTap and Aplia!

Many economic graphs have been digitally enhanced in the Arnold, 12e eReader using our new Progression Graph technology.

Progression Graphs decompose each graphical exhibit into several layers while still maintaining a rich, economic pedagogy.

NOW with Progression Graph functionality, students can work at their own pace in order to see a complex graph being built step-by-step.