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Essential Foundations of Economics was developed on the premise that economics is a core competency for the responsible citizen and a foundation tool for every type of career.
Bade/Parkin encourages learning by doing. Each chapter concentrates on a manageable number of core concepts that are called out in the beginning of chapter Checklist. Students know what they're expected to learn and are given the chance to apply those lessons to real-world problems.
Practice is the cornerstone of the innovative Bade/Parkin approach. A full page Checkpoint—containing a Practice Problem with solution and a parallel Exercise—immediately follows each main idea. Checkpoints serve as stopping points and encourage students to practice using a concept before moving on.
Different learning styles need different learning tools, and Bade/Parkin's extensive and tightly integrated web environment puts students in the driver's seat and allows them to use technology in the way that suits them best.
Focus on Core concepts
Each chapter of Essential Foundations of Economics concentrates on three or four core concepts that are called out in the beginning of chapter Checklists. Students remember more of what's important and are better able to use their knowledge to approach and solve problems.
Each section of a chapter develops one core concept and is immediately followed by a full page Checkpoint containing a Practice Problem with solution and a parallel Exercise. Checkpoints serve as stopping points and encourage students to practice using a concept before moving on.
Diagrams That Tell the Whole Story
Because understanding graphs is so important to students' understanding of economics, Essential Foundations of Economics uses color to show the direction of shifts in graphs and detailed, numbered captions that direct students' attention step-by-step through the action.
MyEconLab for Bade/Parkin
This text-specific online suite of tools, powered by Blackboard, contains an eText, eStudy Guide, Foundations Interactive Tutorial, Economics in the News, Research Navigator, and the powerful course management tools of CourseCompass. Free with the purchase of a new textbook, and available for purchase as a standalone both online and at the bookstore.
The online eText features interactive quizzes and links to the eStudy Guide and Foundations Interactive Tutorial.
Online eStudy Guide
Correlated to each Checkpoint, the eStudy Guide features additional review and opportunities for practice and self-assessment.
Foundations Interactive Tutorial
This powerful online tutorial allows students to manipulate variables, draw graphs, review, and self-test.
All online figures and graphs are animated using Flash, and supported by streaming audio.
Economics In the News
Updated daily during the semester, this online link to a current news story is accompanied by questions written by the textbook author.
Students can email their questions to the authors and receive a response within 24 hours.
Authors: Robin Bade and Michael Parkin
Published: June 2003