PSLS 4e and SaplingPlus
Interwoven Text, Homework, and Content
SaplingPlus is the end result of the weaving together of Sapling Learning and acclaimed content from
The Basic Practice of Statistics
and Macmillan's StatTools. SaplingPlus provides a rich, completely integrated text/media learning experience: homework designed to teach by correcting students' misconceptions through targeted feedback, meaningful hints, and full solutions; industry-leading peer-to-peer support (each instructor is paired with a subject matter expert ready to provide both pedagogical and technical support); the eBook for Moore's,
The Basic Practice of Statistics;
homework problems from the text;
text specific resources like LearningCurve (formative adaptive assessment), StatClips, StatVideos, StatTutors, and more.
SaplingPlus Feature: Targeted Feedback that Teaches
The questions and feedback are written by current and former educators. The feedback itself is written in anticipation of students’ misconceptions and the errors they are likely to make.
SaplingPlus Feature: Industry-leading peer-to-peer support.
We know the importance of support. That's why we offer the best support in the industry with Sapling Learning. A key factor that sets Sapling Learning apart from other online homework systems is our commitment to educator support. We match educators with a Sapling Learning Client Success Specialist - a Ph.D. or master's - level subject expert-who provides collaboration, software expertise, and consulting to tailor each course to fit your instructional goals and student needs.
PSLS 4e Feature: Abundant Example Support
Practice of Statistics for the Life Sciences
is rich in examples that apply the topics to real situations across multiple fields and support learning.
PSLS 4e Feature: Review Chapters
Each part contains a review chapter to summarize what was previously discussed, illustrate how the topics work together, and provide further practice opportunities.
PSLS 4e Feature: 4-Step Examples.
Students learn how to use the
for working through statistical problems:
State, Plan, Solve, Conclude
. By observing the steps in action throughout the text and practicing them in selected exercises, students develop the ability to solve and write reports on real statistical problems encountered outside the classroom.
PSLS 4e Feature: Apply Your Knowledge.
Major concepts are immediately reinforced with problems that are interspersed throughout the chapter (often following examples). These problems allow students to practice their skills concurrently as they work through the text.
PSLS 4e Feature: Using Technology
Located where most appropriate, these special sections display and comment on the output from graphing calculators, spreadsheets, and statistical software in the context of examples from the text.
PSLS 4e Feature: Statistics in Your World.
These brief asides in each chapter illustrate major concepts or present cautionary tales through entertaining and relevant stories, allowing students to take a break from the exposition while staying engaged
PSLS 4e Feature: Check Your Skills and Chapter Exercises.
Each chapter ends with a series of multiple-choice problems that test students' understanding of basic concepts and their ability to apply the concepts to real-world statistical situations. The multiple-choice problems are followed by a set of more in-depth exercises that allow students to make judgments and draw conclusions based on real data and real scenarios.