Fundamentals of Mathematics

Our Fundamentals of Mathematics hybrid resource has been designed for students in business, tourism, and hospitality programs. It includes a comprehensive textbook, an interactive e-textbook, mastery-based online lessons, algorithmic assessments powered bya test bank with over 1,000 unique questions, solution manuals, animated PowerPoint presentations, and real-time performance dashboards to view individual or class performance.

The Fundamentals of Mathematics resource has been authored by Betty Pratt and Maria Sairoglou in partnership with college professors across the country. To view the information brochure, click here


The Fundamentals of Mathematics textbook/etextbook contains numerous pedagogies and learning methods in addition to over 1,000 exercises and over 200 solved examples.

The language used in the book is simple and straight-forward, while maintaining the required level of sophistication to thoroughly prepare students for the next stage in their academic and professional careers.

Numerous pedagogies and learning methods that have been developed and proven over 30 years are incorporated into the book. These pedagogies have succeeded in simplifying critical mathematical concepts and significantly improving retention of concepts. The alternative learning methods for solving problems have proven to be effective for students with a variety of learning styles.

The problems in the book are designed to test students on real-world, practical applications and are presented in increasing levels of difficulty. They are categorized into pairs of similar questions to provide professors with an opportunity to solve the even-numbered problems in class and assign the odd-numbered problems as homework. To view the table of contents and a sample chapter, click here.