Achieve your teaching goals with unique question types designed with your Finite Mathematics or Applied Calculus course in mind. You can use these questions to address student readiness, build problem-solving skills and deliver valuable learning support when your students need it most.
Find Questions & Content in WebAssign
Unique learning questions are signified in WebAssign in the question name with a distinct abbreviations (ex .EP) and are distributed throughout each chapter and section. You can search the abbreviation in the Question Browser to find these questions types to use in an assignment.
If a question does not have an abbreviation (ex: Algebra Remediation Exercises), you can typically find them in the Question Browser for your title in Chapter 0, or an appendix. If you need any help finding questions for your assignment, contact your Cengage Sales Representative.
Content Available for Finite Mathematics & Applied Calculus
Expanded Problems (.EP)
Reveal student thinking and help them demonstrate their work with Expanded Problems. EPs require students to enter the answer for each step of the problem, which is usually 3-5 answers per question. Learn More.
Master Its (.MI)
Master Its (MIs) are an optional help tool that students can access at the question-level. When selected, the MI will provide a tutorial in a separate window that will bring your student through each step in the problem-solving process. Master Its are also available as a standalone exercise (MI.SA). Learn More.
Watch Its are narrated and closed-captioned videos that will walk your students through the proper steps to solve a similar problem to facilitate the learning process while studying and completing homework.
Matrix Mode Problems
Improve students’ conceptual understanding with questions using the expandable matrix tool which requires students to determine and set the matrix size before entering their response. These can be found in the chapters covering matrices.
Algebra Remediation Exercises
Help your students practice prerequisite algebra concepts by assigning Algebra Remediation exercises at the beginning of the course or for just-in-time review. These can found at the beginning of the book or the appendix depending on the title.
Coded Review Exercises (.R)
Address test prep and preparedness with coded review exercises that can be assigned to your students for no credit to allow for extra pre-exam practice.
Diagnostics Tests (.DT)
Assess overall student readiness at the beginning of the course with a Diagnostic Test that helps your students identify any algebra topics they may need to work on in order to be successful in the following calculus topics.