STUDY STRATEGIES launch each chapter. The P.O.W.E.R. framework presents steps for mastering the different skills students will use to succeed in their developmental math course. For example, these boxes include strategies on time management, taking good notes, and taking a math test.
CHAPTER/SECTION P.O.W.E.R. PLANS help students focus on preparation and organizational skills. These tools give practical suggestions for setting and achieving goals. The steps revolve around best practices for student success before applying P.O.W.E.R. toward leaning specific concepts in math.
PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER sections will help students understand the big picture and work through the toughest challenge when problem solving: problem recognition, or knowing when to use what method or thought process. These sections include a summary and several problems that help students reason through a problem using conversational, yet mathematically correct, language.
emPOWERme boxes revisit the opening Study Strategies and give students a checklist to evaluate how well they followed through on all of the positive habits recommended to successfully master a skill.