You will automatically transition to the Modified Mastering platform when you copy your existing Mastering course or create a new course. Find out what to expect — and what's better in Modified Mastering.

Tour the features of Mastering Physics

See how Mastering Physics helps students master key concepts, build problem-solving skills, and improve results.

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Give students access to their textbook anytime, anywhere

Pearson eText

Pearson eText is an easy-to-use digital textbook available within Mastering. It lets students read, highlight, take notes, and review key vocabulary* all in one place, even when offline. Seamlessly integrated videos and other rich media* engage students and give them access to the help they need, when they need it. Educators can easily customize the table of contents and share their own notes with students so they see the connection between their eText and what they learn in class — motivating them to keep reading, and keep learning.

  • NEW - Analytics Dashboard. Use the dashboard to gain insight into how students are working in their eText to plan more effective instruction in and out of class.
  • Scheduled Reading. Assign a chapter or specific section to hold students accountable for their reading and help them prep for lecture, homework, and quizzes. Scheduled Readings populate to each student’s assignment page, and you can now link readings directly to a Mastering assignment.

*Available with select titles.

Physics Primer

Help students succeed in their first college physics course

Physics Primer

The Physics Primer tutorial series helps students who struggle with the math and physics skills needed to succeed in their first college physics course. With the Physics Primer, instructors can assign prebuilt modules that can be used as a boot-camp style module or as just-in-time remediation before each chapter.

Make efficient use of teaching tools

Ready-to-Go Teaching Modules

Created for and by instructors, Ready-to-Go Teaching Modules make use of teaching tools for before, during, and after class, including new ideas for in-class activities. The modules incorporate the best that the text, Mastering Chemistry, and Learning Catalytics have to offer and can be accessed through the Instructor Resources area of Mastering Physics. Available for select titles.

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New Ready-to-Go Study Tools

Help students master the toughest topics encountered when completing homework and practicing for exams, as identified by professors and fellow students. Prelecture Videos, Interactive Worked Examples, and problem sets with answer-specific feedback are all-in-one and easy-to-navigate to keep students focused and give them the scaffolded support needed to succeed. Students can access Ready-to-Go Study Tools in the Mastering Study Area and use on their own. Available for select titles.

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Increase student retention in your course

Early Alerts

Early Alerts in Mastering use predictive analytics based on a student’s work in Mastering, such as correct answers on the first try. This information helps identify struggling students as early as possible — even if their assignment scores are not a cause for concern. This insight enables instructors to provide support when students need it so they can stay — and succeed — in the course.

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Personalize learning for each student

Help students study better

Dynamic Study Modules are assignable modules that pose a series of question sets about a course topic. Questions adapt to each student’s performance and offer personalized, targeted feedback to help them master key concepts. Students can use their computer or the MyLab and Mastering app to access Dynamic Study Modules. Available for select titles. 

Target gaps in student understanding

Adaptive Follow-Ups provide targeted practice and coaching to help students master the material. Each assignment is broken into sets of questions that target gaps in understanding based on the student's past performance on course work to date, including homework, tests, and quizzes.  Available for select titles.

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Enhance learning with videos

Prelecture Videos

Interactive Qualitative Prelecture Videos introduce key topics with embedded assessment to help students prepare before lecture and to help professors identify student misconceptions.

Quantitative Prelecture Videos complement Interactive Pre-lecture Videos and are designed to expose students to concepts before class and help them learn how problems for a specific concept are worked.

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Build conceptual understanding and develop problem-solving skills

Enhanced End-of-Chapter Questions provide instructional support when and where students need it, and include links to the eText, math remediation and wrong-answer feedback for homework assignments.

Enhanced End-of-Chapter Questions

Tutorial Problems guide students through the toughest topics— allowing students to learn from their mistakes. Hints and Feedback offer instruction similar to what students experience in an office hours visit, allowing them to make mistakes without being given the answer.

Tutorials problems

PhET Tutorials help students connect physics to the real world by using the interactive research-based simulations from the PhET Group at the University of Colorado, Boulder to help students make connections between real-life phenomena and the underlying physics.

PhET tutorials
Link from your LMS to Mastering Physics

Link from your LMS to Mastering Physics

Learning Management System (LMS) Integration

You can now link from Blackboard Learn, Brightspace by D2L, Canvas, or Moodle to Mastering Physics.* Access assignments, rosters, and resources, and synchronize grades with your LMS gradebook.

For students, single sign-on provides access to all the personalized learning resources that make studying more efficient and effective.

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*Note that LMS integration is available only for Modified Mastering Physics.

Additional Features

Imagine the impact of first-day access on your course

Offering course content through the Pearson Inclusive Access model can help students achieve more by providing affordable, high-quality digital course materials on or before the first day of class. Because all students have access by day one, faculty can start teaching and students can start learning. Learn more about Inclusive Access.

Everything you need in an easy-to-use format

Mastering provides a rich and flexible set of pre-built courses and assignments to get you started quickly. These assets can be used as is or customized to fit your specific teaching needs. The Calendar View on the course home page displays upcoming assignments and due dates, so you can easily stay organized. Questions are now easy to edit and delete for assignments and courses.

A powerful gradebook & analytics

The Mastering gradebook records all scores for graded assignments. Struggling students and challenging assignments are highlighted in red, giving you an at-a-glance view of potential hurdles in the course. The robust diagnostics within Mastering provide unique insight - with a single click, you can view charts that summarize the most difficult problems, identify vulnerable students, and indicate grade distribution and score improvement.

Learning Catalytics gives every student a voice

With Learning Catalytics™, you'll hear from every student when it matters most. You pose a variety of questions that help students recall ideas, apply concepts, and develop critical-thinking skills. Your students respond using their own smartphones, tablets, or laptops. Watch a video and learn more.

Wrong-answer feedback personalized for each student

Using data gathered from all of the students using the program, Mastering offers wrong-answer feedback that is specific to each student. Rather than simply providing feedback of the "right/wrong/try again" variety, Mastering guides students towards the correct final answer without giving the answer away.

Hints that offer clear guidance to students

Mastering provides hints of two types that help students work through, and ultimately solve, problems. Declarative hints provide advice on how to approach the problem, guiding students to the final answer. Socratic hints break a problem down into smaller sub-problems, which makes it easier for students to complete the original problem.

Dynamic, best-in-class content

Mastering is continually improving based on data generated through classroom use, resulting in content that is driven by the performance of actual students. We make corrections to improve problems that have ambiguous answer choices, ineffectual detractors, or tricky language, and continue to strengthen each problem through ongoing review of the data generated by Mastering students.