Fundamentals of Mathematics

Instructor Notes

The textbook can be overwhelming for students, so I have prepared a set of brief instructor notes to supplement our course and help students. These notes are organized by the 10-MML modules and by the Chapters in the book. Each section is summarized and sample solutions are provided. The entire set of notes for the course is only 19 pages. I hope you find them useful. Here is the link .... Download Instructor Notes

Video Links

Over the years, I have reviewed a number of websites in search of video content to support college algebra and this course. The following website ( is fantastic and I hope that you have a chance to visit the site and use their free video tutorials. There is a video for every one of the topics in our class. Here is the link you should visit .... Brightstorm Videos


To the right is a screenshot from the Strayer MBS Bookstore. It is suggested that you get your book from this source. The textbook AND the My-Math-Lab (MML) kit are both required for the course. The textbook package ($89.75) includes the MML access code. The "Book of Problems" is a supplemental book and is NOT required for this course, so avoid the $45.74 unless you really want one.


Alternate Options ... If students purchase or have a textbook for MAT-090 from another source (used, friend, etc), then they must purchase an access code for MyMathLab (MML) from the Strayer textbook website (a) or directly from the MML website (b). That information is found below.

(a) Strayer Textbook Website
Select "MAT-090 Stand Alone Component Course"
MyMathLab-Student Access Code $77.00
Edition: 2006, ISBN: 9780558865375

(b) My-Math-Lab (MML) Website
Click "Register" under the Student menu and then enter the Course-ID provided by the instructor or at the Strayer course website. Cost for this option is $75.00.

MML Instructions ... Once you receive your MML access code, you will need to get the Course ID from the instructor or course website and then you can access MML. If you are having MML problems, you can call: 800-677-6337