We build features into our textbooks that help instructors in the classroom. In this case, we are giving students a variety of equations and expressions that look similar, but each one accompanied by a different instruction. Some students do well on their homework but get low grades on tests because they don’t understand the instructions that accompany the problems, or …

## Common Core State Standards

Some ideas about the Common Core State Standards and what we do with polynomials, factoring, and completing the square.

## Textbooks are Good!

Someone asked me why would I want to use a textbook in class when there is so much material available for free on the Internet. Here is my response.

## Do Something for the Person you will be Five Years from Now

We have a number of study skills and success skills that we present to students, both in our textbooks, and online in videos. This is one of the more popular ones.

## Student Debt and XYZ Textbooks

At XYZ Textbooks we are doing our part to reduce student debt. We save students money when they buy one of our textbooks, and we pay the students who work for us. Both of these things can reduce the debt students accumulate during college years. If you compare the $68 price of one of our textbooks with the $180 or …

## Who do we want Influencing the Direction of Developmental Mathematics Education?

View Post Who do we want Influencing the Direction of Developmental Mathematics Education?## Textbooks Prices and Used Books

My first textbook was published over 30 years ago. At that time students paid $14.95 for the book. That same book is in its ninth edition now and the list price to students is over $250. What happened? It is an interesting story, and if you started in publishing in the last 20 years, you may not know the whole …

## Five More Important things to Know about XYZ Textbooks

View Post Five More Important things to Know about XYZ Textbooks## You Get What You Pay For

This is what some of our competitors say when a school is interested in one of our textbooks: Well, you get what you pay for. Is it true? If a student purchases one of our print textbooks, they receive access to the eBook for that title, and all our other eBooks as well, for a year. If they are taking …

## Are Open Source Textbooks really Free?

Have you used a free, open source textbook? If so, you probably selected it from a list of open source textbooks offered by OpenStax, Lumen Learning, or one of the other companies that is consolidating open source materials, so that access is easier. Are these books really free? I don’t think so. The companies that support them exist on …

## Study Skills: Pay Attention to Instructions

We build features into our textbooks that help instructors in the classroom. In this case, we are giving students a variety of equations and expressions that look similar, but each one accompanied by a different instruction. Some students do well on their homework but get low grades on tests because they don’t understand the instructions that accompany the problems, or …

## Common Core State Standards

Some ideas about the Common Core State Standards and what we do with polynomials, factoring, and completing the square.

## Textbooks are Good!

Someone asked me why would I want to use a textbook in class when there is so much material available for free on the Internet. Here is my response.

## Do Something for the Person you will be Five Years from Now

We have a number of study skills and success skills that we present to students, both in our textbooks, and online in videos. This is one of the more popular ones.

## Student Debt and XYZ Textbooks

At XYZ Textbooks we are doing our part to reduce student debt. We save students money when they buy one of our textbooks, and we pay the students who work for us. Both of these things can reduce the debt students accumulate during college years. If you compare the $68 price of one of our textbooks with the $180 or …

## Who do we want Influencing the Direction of Developmental Mathematics Education?

View Post Who do we want Influencing the Direction of Developmental Mathematics Education?## You Get What You Pay For

This is what some of our competitors say when a school is interested in one of our textbooks: Well, you get what you pay for. Is it true? If a student purchases one of our print textbooks, they receive access to the eBook for that title, and all our other eBooks as well, for a year. If they are taking …

## Are Open Source Textbooks really Free?

Have you used a free, open source textbook? If so, you probably selected it from a list of open source textbooks offered by OpenStax, Lumen Learning, or one of the other companies that is consolidating open source materials, so that access is easier. Are these books really free? I don’t think so. The companies that support them exist on …

## Great Online Course

I completed an online course from Stanford University titled How to Learn Math for Students. It is one of the best online courses I have seen. The lessons are extremely well planned, and the content is excellent. It is a great course for those of you who are interested in the more progressive ways of looking at how students learn …

## How to Approach Definitions in Mathematics

We want students to see that definitions in mathematics become more abstract and complicated, the further we go in mathematics. In this video we start with some simple definitions and then progress to more complicated, and less intuitive, ones. This video is for the introduction to Section 4.1 of Applied Calculus by Denny Burzynski, published by XYZ Textbooks. For students …

## Study Skills: Pay Attention to Instructions

We build features into our textbooks that help instructors in the classroom. In this case, we are giving students a variety of equations and expressions that look similar, but each one accompanied by a different instruction. Some students do well on their homework but get low grades on tests because they don’t understand the instructions that accompany the problems, or …

## Common Core State Standards

Some ideas about the Common Core State Standards and what we do with polynomials, factoring, and completing the square.

## Textbooks are Good!

Someone asked me why would I want to use a textbook in class when there is so much material available for free on the Internet. Here is my response.

## Do Something for the Person you will be Five Years from Now

We have a number of study skills and success skills that we present to students, both in our textbooks, and online in videos. This is one of the more popular ones.

## Student Debt and XYZ Textbooks

At XYZ Textbooks we are doing our part to reduce student debt. We save students money when they buy one of our textbooks, and we pay the students who work for us. Both of these things can reduce the debt students accumulate during college years. If you compare the $68 price of one of our textbooks with the $180 or …

## Who do we want Influencing the Direction of Developmental Mathematics Education?

View Post Who do we want Influencing the Direction of Developmental Mathematics Education?## You Get What You Pay For

This is what some of our competitors say when a school is interested in one of our textbooks: Well, you get what you pay for. Is it true? If a student purchases one of our print textbooks, they receive access to the eBook for that title, and all our other eBooks as well, for a year. If they are taking …

## Are Open Source Textbooks really Free?

Have you used a free, open source textbook? If so, you probably selected it from a list of open source textbooks offered by OpenStax, Lumen Learning, or one of the other companies that is consolidating open source materials, so that access is easier. Are these books really free? I don’t think so. The companies that support them exist on …

## How to Approach Definitions in Mathematics

We want students to see that definitions in mathematics become more abstract and complicated, the further we go in mathematics. In this video we start with some simple definitions and then progress to more complicated, and less intuitive, ones. This video is for the introduction to Section 4.1 of Applied Calculus by Denny Burzynski, published by XYZ Textbooks. For students …

## Community Outreach

View Post Community Outreach## Common Core State Standards

## Who do we want Influencing the Direction of Developmental Mathematics Education?

View Post Who do we want Influencing the Direction of Developmental Mathematics Education?## Are Open Source Textbooks really Free?

## Student Debt and XYZ Textbooks

## Textbooks Prices and Used Books

My first textbook was published over 30 years ago. At that time students paid $14.95 for the book. That same book is in its ninth edition now and the list price to students is over $250. What happened? It is an interesting story, and if you started in publishing in the last 20 years, you may not know the whole …

## You Get What You Pay For

## Are Open Source Textbooks really Free?

## Developmental Math Students Prefer a Print Book

At XYZ Textbooks, students have a choice between two reasonably priced formats for their textbooks: print or eBook. Less than 10% of our business is eBooks because students prefer a print book for their math classes. You can find research that shows this to be true as well. But this isn’t a surprise, is it? I belong to a book …

## Study Skills: Pay Attention to Instructions

## Common Core State Standards

## How to Approach Definitions in Mathematics

We want students to see that definitions in mathematics become more abstract and complicated, the further we go in mathematics. In this video we start with some simple definitions and then progress to more complicated, and less intuitive, ones. This video is for the introduction to Section 4.1 of Applied Calculus by Denny Burzynski, published by XYZ Textbooks. For students …

## Lowering the Price of Textbooks

When I started XYZ Textbooks, one of my main goals was to offer quality textbooks at reasonable prices. What I didn’t know was that doing so would help lower the prices of our competitors books. On a number of occasions, when one of our books is in the final three or four books under consideration for a course, the other …

## Are Textbook Prices Too High?

Most of my friends are surprised when they find out how much textbooks cost today. They usually find out when one of their children or grandchildren go to college. But most things have gone up in price. How do we know when price increases are out of line? What do we compare it too? In this case, we can use …

## Student Debt and XYZ Textbooks

## Textbooks Prices and Used Books

My first textbook was published over 30 years ago. At that time students paid $14.95 for the book. That same book is in its ninth edition now and the list price to students is over $250. What happened? It is an interesting story, and if you started in publishing in the last 20 years, you may not know the whole …

## You Get What You Pay For

## Are Open Source Textbooks really Free?

## Community Outreach

View Post Community Outreach## The Two Most Important Things to Know about XYZ Textbooks

What makes XYZ Textbooks/MathTV.com different from other publishers? First, our books are reasonably priced The books we sell for $58 and $68, are comparable to books that cost $220 to $250 from the major publishers. Second, every example in every one of our books is accompanied by videos of instructors and students working that example. If you don’t understand the …

## Developmental Math Students Prefer a Print Book

At XYZ Textbooks, students have a choice between two reasonably priced formats for their textbooks: print or eBook. Less than 10% of our business is eBooks because students prefer a print book for their math classes. You can find research that shows this to be true as well. But this isn’t a surprise, is it? I belong to a book …

## Lowering the Price of Textbooks

When I started XYZ Textbooks, one of my main goals was to offer quality textbooks at reasonable prices. What I didn’t know was that doing so would help lower the prices of our competitors books. On a number of occasions, when one of our books is in the final three or four books under consideration for a course, the other …

## Are Textbook Prices Too High?

Most of my friends are surprised when they find out how much textbooks cost today. They usually find out when one of their children or grandchildren go to college. But most things have gone up in price. How do we know when price increases are out of line? What do we compare it too? In this case, we can use …