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MH Connect Economics

Student Edition
Instructor Edition
Essentials of Economics, 2/e

Stanley L. Brue, Pacific Lutheran University
Campbell R. McConnell, University of Nebraska
Sean M. Flynn, Vassar College

ISBN: 0073511315
Copyright year: 2010



Student Study Guide: (0077213165) One of the world’s leading experts on economic education—William Walstad of the University of Nebraska at Lincoln—has prepared the Study Guide. Each chapter contains an introductory statement, a checklist of behavioral objectives, an outline, a list of important terms, fill-in questions, problems and projects, objective questions, and discussion questions. The text’s glossary is repeated in the Study Guide so that the student does not have to go back and forth between books. Many students will find this “portable tutor” indispensable.

  • Online Learning Center (
    • Instructor Resources
      • Instructor’s Manual:
        • Chapter overview, instructional objectives, and lecture notes
        • Numerous teaching suggestions
        • Discussions of “student stumbling blocks”
        • Listings of data and visual aid sources with suggestions for classroom use
        • Answers to end-of-chapter study questions
      • Test Bank: Originally written by William Walstad and newly compiled and updated by Mohammad Bajwa of Northamption Community College, the test bank contains over 3,700 multiple choice and true-false questions. Each question is tied to a learning objective, topic, difficulty level, AACSB Assurance of Learning and Bloom’s Taxonomy guidelines.
      • PowerPoint presentations: The PPTs hit upon all the main points of the text and include some of the key figures and tables from the text.
      • Digital Image Library: Every graph and table in the text is available on the Web site. These figures allow instructors’ to create their own PowerPoint presentations and lecture materials.
    • Student Resources
    • Interactive Graphs
    • Worked Problems
    • Origin of the Idea
    • Self-grading quizzes
    • Web-Based Questions
    • Learning objectives
    • PowerPoint presentations
    • “Want to See the Math?” section, written by Professor Norris Peterson, where students can explore the mathematical details of the concepts in the text

  • Premium Content

    Students can access the Solman videos, a set of more than 250 minutes of video created by Paul Solman of The News Hour with Jim Lehrer. These videos cover core economic concepts such as elasticity, deregulation, and perfect competition. Students can watch this material on their computers or download the content to a video iPod.

  • Connect Access Card for Economics (0077314514)

    McGraw-Hill Connect Economics is a web-based assignment and assessment platform that gives students the means to better connect with their coursework, with their instructors, and with the important concepts that they will need to know for success now and in the future.

    With Connect Economics instructors can deliver assignments, quizzes and tests online. Nearly all the questions from the text are presented in an auto-gradable format and tied to the text’s learning objectives. Instructors can edit existing questions and author entirely new problems. Track individual student performance – by question, assignment or in relation to the class overall – with detailed grade reports. Integrate grade reports easily with Learning Management Systems (LMS) such as WebCT and Blackboard. And much more.

    By choosing Connect Economics, instructors are providing their students with a powerful tool for improving academic performance and truly mastering course material. Connect Economics allows students to practice important skills at their own pace and on their own schedule. Importantly, students’ assessment results and instructors’ feedback are all saved online – so students can continually review their progress and plot their course to success.

  • Connect Plus Access Card for Economics (0077314522)

    With Connect Plus Economics, instructors can deliver assignments, quizzes and tests easily online. Students can practice important skills at their own pace and on their own schedule. With Connect Plus Economics, students also get 24/7 online access to an eBook – an online edition of the text– to aid them in successfully completing their work, wherever and whenever they choose.

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